National Newsletter

Husky National – Summer 2019

Featured Stories

New York Celebrates Impact

NY TPC Event GraphicIn May, Huskies gathered in New York to celebrate The President’s Circle, a community of committed UW supporters whose philanthropy has made a difference for almost 50 years. The event was the first of its kind on the East Coast. Catch the Highlights

Husky Giving Day a Smash!

Giving Day IconA very special thanks to everyone who was a part of the first Husky Giving Day on April 4. We saw an outstanding display of Husky spirit on that day. More than 4,000 gifts were made and we raised nearly $1.6 million for the University. See the Impact

A Hear for the Underrepresented

Stephen CogerStephen Coger, ’14, pursued a law degree at UW thanks to a letter from the former dean of the law school. His degree furthered his passion for helping underserved communities and today, he’s doing just that in his home state of Arkansas.  Read Stephen’s Story

$3.6 Million Committed to OMA&D

Armon and his partner JoshuaBay Area alumnus Armon Dadgar, ’11, and his partner Joshua Kalla’s significant gift to the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity will help increase access to education at the UW and directly impact the lives of students and their families.  Learn More About Their Impact


DC Summer Bash

DC Summer Bash Graphic June 22, 2019
The DC Dawgs host their summer celebration at Red Bear Brewing Co., owned and operated by Seattleites, including Cameron Raspet, ’15. Eat, drink and reconnect with other DC Huskies. Registration closes soon. RSVP

NY Salmon BBQ

Salmon BBQ Event Graphic June 23, 2019
The NY Huskies are kicking off summer at their 46th annual Salmon BBQ, hosted at the home of Susan Brevan, ’76 and Tony Daddino. Register today, there’s only hours left and you won’t want to miss feasting with fellow Dawgs. RSVP

Portland Summer Bash

Oregon bash graphicJuly 27, 2019
The Oregon Huskies are having their annual summer celebration at the BG Food Cartel. Save this special date and come kick off summer and chow down with your fellow Dawgs. Add to Calendar

Help Build the Portland Community

Oregon city view
Calling all Huskies in and around Portland, OR! Are you looking to get better connected to your Husky family? Head over to our website and join the Portland Huskies email list. We’ll make sure you’re in the know about exciting events and activities near you. Portland Huskies Website


Alumni Spotlight

Jeff’s Corner

Jeff Adams HeadshotUWAA’s Geographic Trustee, Jeff Adams, ’04, has lots of national news to share in his letter. Jeff will be wrapping up his term on UWAA’s board this summer so please join us in thanking him for his great work and wishing him well. Read Jeff’s Letter

NPR Reporter Named 2019 Distinguished UW Honors Alumna

Kat ChowLess than a year after graduating, Kat Chow, ’12, was hired by NPR, where she helped start Code Switch. Now she is the youngest person ever recognized as the Distinguished UW Honors Alumna.  Tune in to Kat’s Story

A Mobile Incubator for the Arts

Lucas SpiveyLucas Spivey, ’09, has always been an artist at heart. After earning an Interdisciplinary Visual Arts degree from the UW and an MBA in finance, he created a mobile incubator to run his art consulting business. Today, he’s helping artists across the nation.  Hit the Road With Lucas

Determined to Change the World

Gabriela OcampoSince her high school years in Mexico City, Gabriela Ocampo, ’18, had been intrigued by international affairs. Earning a law degree at the UW equipped her to pursue her interest in New York where she is an intern with the United Nations Global Compact. Learn More About Her Journey

Warriors President Delivers UW Commencement Address

Rick WeltsBay Area Husky Rick Welts, ’75, Basketball Hall of Famer, and president and COO of the Golden State Warriors, delivered a message on leadership, inclusivity and equity to the Class of 2019. Get to Know Rick

Faith and Profession Intertwined

Kerry Ishihara and his wifeHawaii Husky Kerry Ishihara, ’84, recently retired. An active volunteer in his community, Ishihara embraces his new role as a dental humanitarian overseas. Learn more about his inspiring faith-based approach to service. Read More in Dental Alumni News

Pharmacy Alum Honored

Jonathan WatanabeJonathan Watanabe, PharmD, PhD, ’98, ’98, ’12, has received the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award in Pharmaceutical Science and Research.his passion is reflected in his many achievements and his active role in the School of Pharmacy community.  Congratulations Jonathan

Campus Connections

National Students Join Husky 100

Husky 100 GraphicThis year’s Husky 100 honorees included 29 students from outside the state of Washington. They represented more than dozen states and were recognized for making the most of their time on campus. See All 100

Designing Human Habitats in Space

Makoto EyreAfter studying on the East Coast, Makoto Eyre enrolled in a post-baccalaureate program at UW to transition from architectural design to mechanical engineering, and follow his interest in creating human environments in space. Space out with Makoto

Students Offer Aid in Texas

Students setting up for a blast offThe United States’ largest detention center for migrant women and children in Dilly, TX has drawn an interdisciplinary cohort of students from the UW seeking to offer help. Learn more about their work in stories published by the School of Social Work  and School of Law.

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