Standing Strong

It’s been an exciting fall to be a Dawg! The opening of a renovated Husky Stadium, sold-out arts and lecture events, a salute to our veterans in November, and meeting thousands of purple-clad fans at Washington Warm Ups in Chicago, Stanford and Pasadena. From Homecoming to the UW Gala, the year is off to a fast start, with UWAA events on the calendar daily.

We now prepare for the winter season and the state legislative session, commencing Jan. 13. Legislators will again face daunting challenges that could impact our University for decades. We were relieved last June, upon hearing the state reinvested in the UW, allowing the University to hold resident undergraduate tuition at current rates.

This is just a start though, and we must continue to voice our support for this institution that benefits so many. I invite all fellow alumni who live in Washington to read the insert in this issue of the magazine (if you live out of state, please go to UWalum.com/ columns). It’s also important to learn about the work of the UW Futures committee and its recent recommendations. As well, I hope you’ll get to know and become involved in our own advocacy organization, UW Impact.

Huskies who are educated, connected and concerned, embody an active alumni association we can all be proud of.

Mike Egan, ’90
UWAA President, 2013-2014

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