UW Tacoma E-news
Winter 2009

Happy New Year, UW Tacoma Huskies!

With the snow-blanketed holidays in the rear-view mirror and 2009 now under way, we have many exciting events on the horizon—which means many opportunities for you to reconnect with your UW Tacoma. While you’re browsing this edition of the UWT alumni E-news, please take a moment to update your contact information, tell us all about your career or scholarly achievements and share news of recent additions to your family.  We’ll look forward to hearing from you.

Best of luck in 2009!

What's Happening

Career Discovery Week

Increase Your Market Value: Visit
Career Discovery Week at UWT!

Come to the 10th annual Career Discovery Week and start by attending our Student & Alumni Kick-off Reception at UW Tacoma. Take advantage of this fun, informative and interactive career networking opportunity. More ...

Ben Warner

Surfin' USA: UWT Senior Takes Up
Long-Haul Skating for a Cause
When Ben Warner was approached by a group of teenagers looking for a fight, he could have hopped on his longboard and skated off to safety. But this UW Tacoma senior cared enough to try to talk it out. And when that didn’t work, he took a long ride—and hatched a plan to use his board to bring hope to a legion of kids across the country. More ...

Class Notes

See what your fellow alums are up to. More ...


Andrew Fry

Regional Technology Industry Is Focus
of Kitsap/Jefferson/Clallam Lecture

Join us for an in-depth look at the state of the technology industry in the South Sound and Washington state as measured by innovation, funding and work force. More ...

Soldiers at ALCAN Highway site

Black History Month at UW Tacoma
to Feature ALCAN Highway Film

This hour-long film chronicles the story of more than 3,000 African-American soldiers who endured winter's harshest conditions to pave the way for the ALCAN Highway across the mountains and frozen tundra of Canada and Alaska. More ...

Coaches Tour Stop to Welcome Football's Sarkisian
Round up your foursome early and tell your friends! The 38th Annual Coaches Tour Golf Tournament and Husky Insider Banquet takes to the road, with the first stop at Fircrest Golf Club in Tacoma on Thursday, May 30. More ...

UWT Apple Cup Bash

Scoreboard Couldn't Dampen Spirits
at UW Tacoma Apple Cup Bash
Though countless Husky faithful couldn’t make the trek east to Pullman, spirits remained high from the opening kick-off to the last whistle at The Harmon in Tacoma on Nov. 21. More ...

Get Connected

HuskyConnect is the exclusive new online networking community comprising more than 300,000 Husky degreed alumni and University of Washington Alumni Association members. All you have to do is log on! HuskyConnect is:

  • FREE
  • 100-percent Husky-driven content
  • non-commercial (no outside advertising)
  • authentic (member eligibility is verified)

Are YOU connected???

Want to Increase Your Net(work) Worth?
If you are a UWT grad and want to know more about how you can explore career options and develop professional skills and contacts, or help UW students do the same, visit the Husky Career Network (formerly Career Connections). Consider the reward and satisfaction of expanding your own network. More ...

What's New(s) with You?
Want to tell us something we don’t already know? With just a quick visit online, you can submit a "Class Note" to Terrain, the award-winning University of Washington Tacoma magazine, published three times annually. Not receiving Terrain, you say? You can also update your address and other contact information. We always love to hear from and about UWT alumni! Send a photo of you and your alumni friends doing something together. We’ll print as many as we have room for.

Join the Team

Ray Quero

"I wanted to do more than just go to class here. I wanted to make a difference, and I feel like I'm doing that."—Ray Quero, Institute of Technology, 2009

Giving Back: Have You Answered the Call Yet?
If you’ve considered renewing your commitment to UWT, remember that every gift to UW Tacoma will make a difference in the life of a student. From scholarships to academic program development to campus construction, your generosity allows us to grow and provide top-tier higher education to students like Ray in the South Sound region! Make your gift online.

Give Us Your Feedback!
We welcome your suggestions for improving this e-newsletter and future events. Keep checking the UWT Web site as your source for UWAA membership details and information about upcoming events. Look for your next UWT alumni E-news in April and watch for Terrain, UW Tacoma's periodical for alumni, donors and friends, to arrive in February and May.

Got a question? Want to know how you can get involved in the UWT Alumni Association? Send us e-mail at: uwtalum@u.washington.edu.

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