Alumni

June 26, 2020

When takeout takes you across the world

As restaurants scrambled to serve their customers during quarantine, Archipelago innovated with a fresh take on a Filipino immigrant tradition.


June 10, 2020

Stranger than fiction

A writer faces frustration with the release of her first work of fiction during a pandemic.


On the trail with Craig Romano

Hiking book author Craig Romano, ’94, ’97, slowed down long enough to tell us about his passion for nature.


Seafood stories

In "Salmon Sisters," Emma Teal Laukitis, ’18, and Claire Neaton share stories from their father's fishing vessel and their clean, elegant approach to food.


June 4, 2020

Smallpox slayer's wisdom

William Foege, ’61, was instrumental in wiping smallpox off the face of the Earth. The lessons he learned in that fight offer wisdom as we face COVID-19.


May 15, 2020

Front and center

With compassion, innovation and empathy, public health leader Patty Hayes strives to make life better for all of us.


May 14, 2020

A lifetime of leadership

For his legacy of serving Washington’s community college system for more than four decades as well as his leadership at the University of Washington Alumni Association, Gary Oertli receives the UW Alumni Association’s 2020 Distinguished Service Award.


May 12, 2020

UW-trained lawyer takes on Republic of Turkey for violent attack on peaceful protestors

Josh Colangelo-Bryan filed a personal injury suit against the Republic of Turkey for its involvement in an attack on a peaceful protest in a Washington, D.C., park in 2017 that left 20 people with injuries.


Justice arrives

Raquel Montoya-Lewis, '95, '96, is the second Native American to ever serve on any state’s supreme court.


May 8, 2020

Serving youth suits her

After deciding medicine wasn't for her, Yasmin Habib created a nonprofit program to serve refugee, immigrant and marginalized children.


May 4, 2020

A brush with depth

Jake Prendez, ’00, knows what it's like to feel like an outsider. Now he offers fellow Latinx artists a place to showcase their work.


April 14, 2020

Out of print

Pike Place Market's last newsstand goes out of print as UW alumnus closes shop.


March 19, 2020

How UW’s startup culture nurtures a growing number of student businesses

UW’s startup culture nurtures a growing number of students, proving that an idea, some energy and valuable mentoring can bring business success.


March 17, 2020

‘Whenever you get, give back’

Jim McCurdy’s mantra spurred support of higher education.


From campus activist to city council

Varisha Khan becomes one of the first Muslim women to hold public office in Washington State.


March 13, 2020

A life study

A devastating fire makes painter Grace Flott struggle for control of her body—and her life.


A legacy of caring

For a life dedicated to students of color, the UW honors Emile Pitre with the 2020 Charles E. Odegaard Award.


March 10, 2020

After the ashes

Scientists knew Mount St. Helens would come back to life after the 1980 eruption, but as a new book shows, its resilience still blew them away.


A serving of support

As CEO of FareStart, Angela Dunleavy Stowell gives people a path from poverty to success in the culinary world.


March 5, 2020

Wonder of Warashina

The Smithsonian honors Patti Warashina, ’62, ’64, whose humor and innovative perspectives on the human condition put a new face on ceramics.


January 9, 2020

Remembering Rocky Yeh

He was the ultimate party host, a self-described bon vivant and a Husky superfan.


December 27, 2019

Born in rhythm

We asked percussionist Paul Hansen, ’83, about his life on the drums. Here's what he had to say.


December 26, 2019

Inside the peace

No one else could have written "Surviving the Peace," a new book by Peter Lippman, ’95, after decades of grassroots connections to the people of the Balkans.


December 9, 2019

Human touch

Jill Higson ’86, gives people a chance to communicate through the written word.


November 29, 2019

Serving up success

The Foster School's Consulting and Business Development Center boosts entrepreneurs from underserved communities.


November 24, 2019

Granters of wishes

Melissa Arias, ’97, and Trina Cottingham, ’96, are on local Make-A-Wish leadership team.


Building the bones

Chip Lydum, ’84, parlayed a journalism job into a prominent role in Husky athletics.


October 31, 2019

The house at 5030

Nearly 40 years ago, 11 friends moved into a U District boarding house. The bonds they made are as strong as ever.


October 23, 2019

From war to law

An owner of three Bronze Stars, the Hon. Ronald E. Cox is UWAA’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award recipient.


October 22, 2019

Plea for the planet

Tenacity led Jim Anderson, ’66, the 2019 Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus, to help save the ozone; he's not about to give up.


September 23, 2019

What it’s like to have dinner with Seattle chef Melissa Miranda

An intimate conversation with the chef behind Beacon Hill's most anticipated new restaurant.


September 19, 2019

Call her ‘Grammar Girl’

Is it who or whom? Affect or effect? Mignon Fogarty, '90, became internet famous for answering such questions.


September 2, 2019

Jordan Nicholson takes off

How the self-proclaimed lover of life followed his passions to become an accomplished photographer, artist and man about town.


When Dad ran for president

In 1972 and 1976, Sen. Henry “Scoop” Jackson was a candidate for the highest office in the land. I was along for the ride.


Arms to table

Northwest ingredients meet Filipino-influenced cuisine at Archipelago, a Seattle restaurant that has earned rave reviews.


June 4, 2019

At bat for Mom

Former Husky outfielder Braden Bishop's charity event raised $50,000 for Alzheimer’s research.


Give Me 5

Melanie Jackson, a 1993 All-American soccer player at the UW, is now a senior editor and writer with ESPNW.


June 3, 2019

The Great American Barrier

An encounter between a black social worker and Kirkland police raises questions as old as America.


Frazer Cook named UWAA Golden Graduates Distinguished Alumnus

Frazer Cook and the Husky Marching Band worked in harmony for 57 years.


James LoGerfo Sr. named 2019 UW Distinguished Retiree

LoGerfo Sr., ’72, has used his time in retirement to expand his training of health-care workers around the world.


A week in ‘Baby Jail’

As a former undocumented immigrant, I felt it was my duty to help.


April 20, 2019

Mentors in the making

UW postdoc program brings new voices to Eastern Washington


March 12, 2019

A tip of the toque is in order

Renee Erickson, ’95, is short-listed for Outstanding Chef at 2019 James Beard Awards.


March 7, 2019

‘One foot at a time’

Billy Price, ’02, made his mark as an inventor of innovative footwear.


Keep it Moovn

Foster grad wants to change how Seattle moves with a homegrown ride-sharing app.


March 5, 2019

Welcome to Noir Town

Greg Olson, film curator at the Seattle Art Museum, has been lurking in the shadows of the city's cinema scene for decades.


March 1, 2019

Gaveling man

House Speaker Frank Chopp has spent his life helping underserved members of the Evergreen State.


Master of the tearjerker

Tearjerkers and epic female-driven novels have earned Kristin Hannah, '83, an international following.


Unsung healer

Alice Augusta Ball was the first woman and first African American to earn a master’s degree in chemistry, and at age 23, developed an early treatment for leprosy.


February 27, 2019

War heroes of Walla Walla

A new World War II Memorial honors approximately 3,800 men and women who answered the call of duty.


Famed flyer

The U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame honors Janet Kavandi, who went from dreamer to astronaut to NASA leader.


January 22, 2019

People person

From John F. Kennedy to Janis Joplin, the former UW sociology major and Daily shooter has a knack for making his subjects feel at ease.


January 7, 2019

Natural connection

Forest ecologist Nalini Nadkarni keeps nature in touch.


December 1, 2018

Signs of success

To recognize Tom Foley and Alan Sugiyama for their drive to make life better, two roadways were named in their honor.


November 30, 2018

Keeping it fresh

The FreshJess founder developed her voice and built a following for her blog, which is going strong after 10 years.


October 26, 2018

A life in service

For her legacy of service that continues to this day in a volunteer capacity, the University of Washington presented Patti Taylor the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award.


August 30, 2018

Basketball Jones

From Compton to MontIake to Rome, Bobby Jones is Iiving the dream.


‘Yes, I am a boy’

Nonconformist and social media star Kevin Ninh shares his story of self-discovery.


August 6, 2018

Shooting for the stars

For 40 years, a group of Seattle-area women has helped UW students strive to be the best in science and engineering.


June 22, 2018

The Innovation File: A study in persistence

Dennis Edmondson, ’80, ’13, invented the studs inside the Nanoengineering & Sciences Building.


June 20, 2018

Top of the game

Not many financial advisors make it onto the Forbes' list of America’s Top Wealth Advisors. But Foster School of Business and UW Law School graduate Stephen Hollomon did.


June 6, 2018

The (tiny) Dawg House

This spring, 20 dawgs teamed up to build a UW-themed tiny house to shelter the homeless.


June 4, 2018

Running man

Junior Coffey went from the NFL to training racehorses. He's been one of the most successful trainers at Emerald Downs.


Give Me 5: Shannon Drayer

A trumpet player in the Husky Marching Band during the late ’80s, she gave acting a try before becoming a sports radio journalist for ESPN 710.


June 2, 2018

Character: Anne-Lise Nilsen

Anne-Lise Nilsen has known the next Husky mascot since he was 9 days old.


May 24, 2018

Meet the artist: Miha Sarani

The painter behind our June 2018 cover is a UW master's student.


April 6, 2018

The year everything changed

Robert Merry, '68, reflects on his graduating class.


April 5, 2018

Jamming through Japan

Jazz drummer Adam "Von" Baron, '97, is headed to Japan to tour his latest albums.


March 14, 2018

Our man in Turkmenistan

We talk with Ambassador Allan P. Mustard, ’78, America's top diplomat in Turkmenistan.


March 13, 2018

92 years of purple and gold

Pat Miller Evans, ’51, came from a family with strong Seattle and UW roots.


New point of view

Lisa Zurk, ’95, will be the first woman to lead the Applied Physics Laboratory.


March 6, 2018

Cyber safe

Stefan Savage, ’02, earned a MacArthur "genius" grant for his work on cyber security.


March 3, 2018

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Perfectly Claire

Best-selling feminist author Claire Dederer, ’93, on growing up grunge, creating a literary canon for the Northwest, and bad men who create great art.


Family of philanthropy

The Seeley family follows its passion for science by giving to the UW.


OMA&D at 50: The people behind the movement

Student activism in 1968 led the UW to create one of the nation’s first offices of minority affairs. Here’s their story. And their outlook for the future.


February 26, 2018

Nurturing higher education

Under the leadership of David Mitchell, Bremerton's Olympic College grew into one of America's best two-year institutions.


February 14, 2018

A story in every bottle

Jackson Rohrbaugh, ’09, is the newly minted master sommelier at Canlis, one of Seattle's premier fine-dining spots.


January 11, 2018

Woman in blue

After 30 years with the Seattle Police Department, Noreen Skagen, ’52, became the first woman U.S. Marshal of Western Washington.


January 9, 2018

The lunch guy

Fueled by an appetite for social justice, Jeffrey Lew, ’06, set out to end the stigma of school lunch debt.


December 15, 2017

Community conscience

Life lessons from newspaper publisher Assunta Ng, ’74, ’76, ’79.


December 14, 2017

No more number 16

The best volleyball player in UW history, Krista Vansant, '15, had her jersey retired.


December 7, 2017

A bike with a boost

A UW-trained engineer quit his job to shake up the burgeoning world of electric bikes.


New Northwest

The first Northwest history textbook written since 1989 isn't a boring list of facts—it's a compilation of riveting, high-stakes stories.


November 30, 2017

Thinking positive

An undiagnosed traumatic brain injury rocked her life. By thinking positive, Shanda Taylor Boyd, '94, took back control.


September 27, 2017

Family fare

Screenwriter Temple Mathews teams up with his daughter to produce a romantic comedy for all ages.


September 20, 2017

Five generations of Huskies

A 1962 grad reflects on her family's history at the UW.


September 13, 2017

Humanities anyone?

Society’s focus on STEM careers has contributed to a precipitous drop in liberal arts majors. It could be a problem.


September 12, 2017

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Give Me 5: Staying on the track

Five questions with Anita Campbell, the former Husky running star who came back to UW to coach.


City of Asylum

Brian Kaminski and Cindy Nichols are helping persecuted artists in Pittsburgh.


Scions of Spokane

Ted and Jeremy McGregor operate one of the best alternative weekly papers in the nation.


September 7, 2017

Birdman

“We’re in the ideal spot for owls,” says Paul Bannick, a wildlife photographer who climbs trees and hikes tundra to capture images of the nocturnal predator.


August 31, 2017

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A lifetime of fight

Trish Bostrom talks tennis and gender equality.


August 18, 2017

Audobon honors

Heather Roskelley, ’83, made a magical image of a notoriously elusive bird.


Bill Hardwick (1944–2017)

The ’67 grad "put his heart and soul" into carrying on his family's legacy in the U District.


Antonio Lopez-Ibarra, tri city dental

'We came here to contribute'

As an undocumented immigrant, he dreaded going to the dentist. Now he goes the extra mile to put his patients at ease.


July 26, 2017

Theodore R. Anderson Jr

Romance under wraps

Theodore R. Anderson Jr. (1937-2017) met his wife when they both were applying for positions at Ski Patrol.


Pearl Engebord Catlin

Swedish secrets

By eavesdropping on her parents, Pearl Engebord Catlin learned a new language.


June 15, 2017

A champion for higher ed

Rep. Helen Sommers protected funding and expanded opportunities.


June 14, 2017

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Poultry music

Singer Sarah St. Albin started out singing to her chickens.


Fly gal

She left the UW to fly B-29 bombers, but she wasn't considered a veteran after WWII ended.