Office of the President

April 12, 2018

100 amazing students, 100 amazing stories

Ana Mari Cauce

This week, the 2018 Husky 100 were publicly revealed – 100 juniors, seniors and graduate students from our three campuses who have made the most of their Husky Experience in incredible ways. This annual recognition celebrates our students’ whole journey, not just their destination. In honoring these outstanding students, we all learn so much about what is possible through a UW education, and what personal struggles and transformations are part of our students’ stories. I encourage everyone to visit our website where they share, in their own words, how they are changing the world.

When Provost Jerry Baldasty launched this award three years ago, we sought to highlight the holistic power of the Husky Experience, how it melds learning inside and outside the classroom and combines self-discovery with public service. We came up with five criteria: seeking to make connections, having a discovery mindset, being committed to inclusive community, showing capacity for leadership and being ready for the next adventure. These criteria were intentionally broad because the Husky Experience is broad — boundless even! By honoring students who embody those attributes, our whole community learns more about the amazing depth and diversity of our community.

This year, we received more than 1,700 nominations and nearly 600 applications for the Husky 100. Narrowing it down to the final 100 was, as always, a challenge! Thank you to everyone who nominated, endorsed and reviewed applications to select the awardees. And thank you to our community of learners, teachers, creators, visionaries and contributors. Ultimately, it’s our strength as a community that makes it possible for these 100 students to shine so brightly.

I look forward to congratulating this year’s Husky 100 in person at the awards ceremony.  Join me on May 7 at the HUB as we celebrate these incredible students — I hope to see you there.