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February 13, 2019

Debra Bragg to receive prestigious national award for her research

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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Debra Bragg, director of the University of Washington’s Community College Research Initiative (CCRI), will receive the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students’ (NISTS) most prestigious award: the Bonita C. Jacobs Transfer Champion Award. This honor recognizes exceptional advocacy and leadership in the field of community college research. Bragg heads the CCRI team, whose…


February 1, 2019

2017-18 President’s Medalists announced

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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The President’s Medalist Award celebrates the top student in each undergraduate class. Selected by a committee for their high GPA, rigor of their classes and number of Honors courses, the recipients for the 2017-18 academic year come from a broad range of disciplines.


December 10, 2018

What my “yikes” moments taught me about leadership

Gigi Gaultier

Gigi looks at her students' final projects.

I gripped the edges of my letter from the University of Washington. Waitlisted. I knew I was in over my head expecting myself to get into UW.


December 3, 2018

UW alum Henry Chan named Schwarzman Scholar

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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University of Washington alumnus Henry (On Man) Chan, ’14, is the first UW student or alum to receive the Schwarzman Scholarship. An extremely competitive scholarship, only 147 of the 2,887 candidates were selected to join this one-of-a kind program that focuses on developing the next generation of global leaders. Schwarzman Scholars will come from around…


UW’s Havana McElvaine selected as prestigious Marshall scholar

Jackson Holtz

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University of Washington alumna Havana McElvaine, Class of 2017, has been selected as a Marshall scholar, one of the highest honors available to college graduates in the U.S.


November 8, 2018

Celebrating National First-Generation College Student Day

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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In honor of National First-Generation College Student Day, we asked a few UAA staff members who were the first in their families to attend and graduate from college how the experience changed their life.


October 24, 2018

How research changed Melissa’s life

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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Melissa Krook always knew she wanted a career helping people. That was the easy part. Figuring out how was the challenge. Early on, Melissa had friends of all ages. Her grandmother, a nurse, operated a nursing home within her home in Federal Way, Washington. There, Melissa learned that friends come at all ages…


October 19, 2018

Francesca Lo named executive director of leadership education in Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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Undergraduate Academic Affairs is pleased to announce organizational shifts designed to more proactively align the unit’s community engagement and student leadership development work.


September 26, 2018

Fall 2018 welcome from Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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Dear Friends of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, As a first-generation student at Gonzaga University in Spokane, where I earned my bachelors’ and master’s degrees, and here at the UW where I earned my Ph.D., I found points of connection with faculty and advisers who were truly devoted to the well-being of students and who created a…


August 3, 2018

Resilience Lab announces 2018 seed grant recipients

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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The University of Washington Resilience Lab recently awarded 16 grants to UW projects designed to cultivate kindness, compassion and gratitude; to engage hardships, setbacks and failures with compassion and vulnerability; to foster connectedness, belonging and community; and to embrace both common humanity and diversity within the human experience. Students, staff and faculty from all three…



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