A new partnership between UW Tacoma and the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound—called the Great Futures Scholars—will offer scholarships and paid internships to students who will provide mentoring youth at the clubs.
The Step Up Scholarships initiative raised more than $1 million to help students who were faced with a 20 percent tuition increase due to cutbacks in state funding. The money has already helped 657 current students.
The Milgard School of Business will launch a new master of accounting degree program in the fall. The 45-credit, one-year program includes innovative curriculum in auditable standards for corporate social responsibility.
The Russell T. Joy Building received the Green Building Certification Institute’s LEED Platinum certification, the highest possible, most rigorous certification in the LEED system. The Joy Building was the last of the historic structures along Pacific Avenue to be renovated and put back into use.