Alumni

December 14, 2017

Volleyball ace Krista Vansant joins Husky royalty with jersey retirement

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


December 7, 2017

Electric bike on a budget: Seattle startup aims for sweet spot between DIY and $$$

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


A new and inclusive Northwest history

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, taking back control

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


September 27, 2017

Screenwriter Temple Mathews teams up with his daughter on feature film

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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Staying on the track

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


City of Asylum: Helping persecuted artists in Pittsburgh

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


Scions of Spokane: How two brothers tapped into the soul of their city

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


September 7, 2017

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Searching for owls in Discovery Park with wildlife photographer Paul Bannick

“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

Trish Bostrom talks tennis and gender equality.


August 18, 2017

The wait was long and cold, but very worth it

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


Bill Hardwick (1944–2017) carried on a family legacy with ‘sheer force of will’

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


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‘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

How do you spell ‘secret’ in Swedish?

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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‘I starting out singing to my chickens’

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


She left the UW to fly B-29 bombers

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


June 13, 2017

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Law school grad stays connected to the people of Nepal from her Spokane home

Denise Attwood, '88, helped raise $130,000 for relief efforts after the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.


June 7, 2017

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State Rep. Melanie Stambaugh brings a youthful voice to the Legislature

At 26, State Rep. Melanie Stambaugh is the youngest member of the Washington Legislature.


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Florist reflects on her time in the Obama White House

Laura Dowling, ’81, ’91, served as the Chief Floral Designer in the Obama White House.


June 1, 2017

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An optimistic Rick Welts enters another agonizing Finals week

Rick Welts, president of the Golden State Warriors, returns to the NBA's biggest stage.


May 30, 2017

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Plum gets picked first

Kelsey Plum, '17, is the first UW player to be picked first in a professional basketball draft.


May 29, 2017

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Man of the city: Norman Rice remains one of Seattle’s most dedicated public servants

In his five decades of public service, Norman Rice has helped build a community we are all proud of.


May 24, 2017

Making an impact

Eddie Pasatiempo received this year's Distinguished Service Award.


May 10, 2017

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A life of Joy

Joy Plein received this year's UW-UWRA Distinguished Retiree
Excellence in Community Service Award.


May 6, 2017

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Bob Ferguson, Washington’s top lawyer, talks travel bans and Trump

Attorney General Bob Ferguson, '89, returned to campus.


May 1, 2017

A half-century after graduating, Golden Grad still active at the UW

It's almost like Gary Ausman, ’63, ’74, has never left campus. Because he hasn't.


March 24, 2017

Super citizens Bruce and Joannne Harrell honored with Charles Odegaard Award

Bruce and Joannne Harrell honored with Charles Odegaard Award.


February 28, 2017

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iSchool alum Jill Bourne named 2017 Librarian of the Year

Jill Bourne, an iSchool alum, was named 2017 Librarian of the Year.


Young alum takes on role of parent after mother passes away

Overnight, 25-year-old Jenya Dokukina, '14, became the parent of her 11-year-old sister.


iNTERREUPTING PRIVILEGE

Alumni join students for 10-week workshop about race relations

Students and alumni come together for 10-week workshop about race relations.


Hoisting higher education in Haiti

Jean-Elie Gilles, ‘98, ‘02, built a new university in Haiti.


Emily Cabaniss

iSchool grad is one of the only opera company librarians in the U.S.

Emily Bolton Cabaniss, ’14, is the librarian for the Seattle Opera, one of only three opera companies in the entire U.S. to have their own librarian.


A one-inch autograph: Buying Bruce Lee’s signature

A high school essay by Bruce Lee is one of the earliest examples of his handwriting.


December 15, 2016

Peter W. Chiarelli receives 2016 UW Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award

Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, ’80, receives the 2016 UW Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award.


Marilyn Strickland

Character: Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland

Tacoma native Marilyn Strickland, '84, wants to be her city's most vocal advocate for education.


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Weatherman Steve Pool celebrates 40 years at KOMO-TV

Steve Pool, ’77, celebrates 40 years on the air at KOMO-TV.


Kathleen Alcala

Bainbridge author Kathleen Alcalá cooks up guide to food activism

Bainbridge Island author Kathleen Alcalá, ’85, cooks up a guide to food activism.