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Meet the contributors to this month’s #YouW photo contest

In May, we asked you to post or email us your team’s achievements from this academic year for a chance to be recognized on the UW’s LinkedIn page and in UW Insider. Congratulations to the First Year Programs team for their winning team photo.Image of First Year Programs team on the Suzzallo steps

A recent study showed that that students who participate in the First-Year Interest Group (FIG) program graduate at higher rates than those who don’t. To celebrate this achievement, and the 30-year anniversary of the program, the team posed together on Suzzallo’s front steps.

Want to participate? In July, post a photo with #YouW or email it to us at with a description of what you love about your job for a chance to be recognized. We want to know what makes you excited to go into work each day, whether it be the people you work with or the view from your office.

Here are some others teams who shared their great accomplishments from this year:

WSPHA Tabling
In October, the School of Public Health tabled at the Washington State Public Health Association Annual Conference. They connected with many prospective students, alumni and community partners solving public health challenges in the Pacific Northwest.




In April, a group from the UW Tower took their teamwork on the road to the Tacoma City Marathon relays. Three members ran the 31-mile ultramarathon and four members ran the 26.2-mile marathon — and all showed their Husky spirit! While they train together a few times a week, they always make sure to take a moment to celebrate their achievements.

Stroum Center team take II
In May, the Jackson School’s Stroum Center for Jewish Studies team took a break from transporting furniture, equipment and leftovers for their annual lectures to snap this team photo. They even used the golf carts to guide guests with limited mobility across multiple locations. Their teamwork and preparedness ensured both events ran smoothly.