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University of Washington

The Robinson Center’s UW Academy Program turns 10!

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The Robinson Center’s UW Academy Program celebrated its 10th birthday with a reception and keynote address from Professor Paul LePore. Below are a few photos from the celebration. Happy birthday, UW Academy!

All photos taken by Kenneth Low of the Early Entrance Program and UW Academy student Igor Tolkov.


UW Academy 10 Year Poster
Alumni signed their names and wrote special messages on a UW Academy 10 Year Poster displayed at the event.


Robinson Center founder Nancy Robinson, Provost Ana Mari Cauce, Professor Paul LePore and Robinson Center Director Nancy Hertzog
Robinson Center founder Nancy Robinson, Provost Ana Mari Cauce, Professor Paul LePore and Robinson Center Director Nancy Hertzog at the celebration. Provost Cauce and Professor LePore were integral to the success of the UW Academy Program.


chocolate fountain
Guests enjoyed the chocolate fountain again this year; this year featuring dark chocolate!


The audience settles in for the formal program
The audience settles in for the formal program.


Julie Lancour, Director of the UWAcademy and Early Entrace Program
Julie Lancour, director of the UW Academy and Early Entrance Program shows the audience the 10th anniversary UW Academy t-shirts, designed by current student Renata Lumanau.


Dashni Amin and Professors Paul LePore and Bob McNamara
Current Academy student Dashni Amin presents Professors Paul LePore and Bob McNamara with anniversary t-shirts.


Grace Kim (1.0) and Christina Chan (1.0)
Alumni Grace Kim (1.0) and Christina Chan (1.0) share their vision of a Robinson Center Alumni Group and a call to give back with an alumni scholarship.


Alumnus Nathan Cermak
Alumnus Nathan Cermak (4.0) shares his reflections and experiences since graduating from the Academy Program.


Dashni Amin
Current Academy student Dashni Amin (10.0) tells the group about her experience in the Academy Program.


Keynote speaker Professor Paul LePore
Keynote speaker Professor Paul LePore presents “Reflections on the Student Experience through the Lens of UW’s Academy.”


Provost Cauce, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs Ed Taylor, Sarah Childers and Julie Lancour
Provost Cauce, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs Ed Taylor, Sarah Childers and Julie Lancour listen to the keynote address.


Professors Paul Lepore and Bob McNamara
Professors Paul LePore and Bob McNamara co-taught the UW Academy’s bridge class for several years.


Robert “Bob” Vaughn, alumni Christina Chan and Bryan Chow
Former assistant director for the Academy Program Robert “Bob” Vaughan, alumni Christina Chan and Bryan Chow chat after the program.


Robinson Center alumni
Alumni catch up after the program.


Sarah Childers Assistant Director for the Academy Program, alumni Nanthan Weizenbaum and LizCady
Sarah Childers, assistant director for the Academy Program, and Robinson Center alumni Nathan Weizenbaum and Liz Cady visit after the program.


Current students, their families and alumni
Current students, their families and alumni enjoy the post-program reception.


Current students provided the music
Current students provided the music during the reception.


Socializing around the chocolate fountain
More socializing around the chocolate fountain at the reception.


Former RC director and current Associate Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs John Sahr and RC founder Nancy Robinson
John Sahr, former Robinson Center director and current associate dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, and Robinson Center founder Nancy Robinson share a laugh.


Birthday cake
The birthday celebration for the UW Academy Program was a great chance for all to reconnect.

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