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Welcome to Washington

Wed. June 12, 2024      7–8:30 p.m.

UW Spokane Center, 850 E. Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane WA 99202

Celebrate the newest 509 Huskies!

The UW Alumni Association invites the pack to welcome current and newly admitted students and their families to the UW Spokane Center for an evening of food, fun and connection.

  • Hear the latest campus news from Ed Taylor, ’94, vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs.
  • Discover ways to connect with the Husky alumni community from Paul Rucker, ’95, ’02, executive director of the UW Alumni Association.
  • Recognize the 2024 Lee Gibbon Alumni Scholarship recipients.
  • Meet new faculty members, fresh off their travels on the UW Faculty Field Tour.

Bring your families, wear your favorite purple and gold gear and join the celebration at this free event. 



Meet the guest speakers

Ed Taylor, ’94, is vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs at the University of Washington. He oversees educational opportunities that advance and deepen the undergraduate experience. He is also a professor in the UW’s College of Education, which he joined in 1995. His research and teaching center on comparative education in the U.S. and South Africa; moral dimensions of education and integrative education; and leadership in education and social justice. See his full biography.

Paul Rucker, ’95, ’02, is the executive director of the UW Alumni Association, a 130-year non-profit organization committed to advancing higher education in the State of Washington and supporting the UW. Paul is a member of the UW President’s Cabinet and the Executive Team for University Advancement, which leads all institutional engagement, marketing and communications, and philanthropic programs and services. See his full biography.

2024 Lee Gibbon Alumni Scholarship

UW Faculty Field Tour

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