Caroline Fukui-Sketchley

From the UWAA to You

The UW impacts lives across the state, the nation and our world. But this global reach has local roots. From the University District to the vineyards of Walla Walla, the UW strengthens our state economy and transforms our culture. More than 213,000 UW alumni live, work and play in Washington state, making it clear that Huskies are staying here to create jobs, raise families and make our region even stronger.
Ben Franz-Knight

Alumninaries: Ben Franz-Knight

Even when Seattleite Ben Franz-Knight, ’96, was living in Southern California the past 11 years, he had his sights set on returning to Pike Place Market. Not just to shop—but to maybe run the place one day. Read more.
Jon K. Rider

Jon K. Rider, 1940-2010

Jon K. Rider, ’62, ’63, a former Marine commander who changed careers and spent six years as executive director of the University of Washington Alumni Association, died Aug. 9 of pulmonary disease at his home in Kennewick. Read more.
Paul S. Miller

Paul S. Miller, 1961-2010

Paul Steven Miller, a University of Washington law professor and a major player in the disability rights movement because of his dwarfism, died of cancer Oct. 19 at his home on Mercer Island. Read more.
Roberto Maestas

Roberto Maestas, 1938-2010

Roberto F. Maestas, ’66, ’71, founder and longtime executive director of El Centro de la Raza, died Sept. 22 of lung cancer. Read more.
Virginia Smith

Virginia B. Smith, 1923-2010

Virginia B. Smith, ’44, ’46, ’50, who helped shape American higher education, died Aug. 27 in Alamo, Calif. Read more.
Giovanni Costigan

The History of the History Lecture Series

The History Lecture Series began in 1975 and for 15 years, it featured History Professor Emeritus Giovanni Costigan, the first recipient of the UW’s Distinguished Teaching Award, in 1970. Read more.

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