A communication major and transfer student, Michael Malek balances his fascination with media and his focus on his family.
A scholarship helped Aliyah Jones continue her momentum toward her goal of a law degree.
From high school dropout to straight-A college student, Tracie Barry intends to earn a PhD in oceanography.
Getting her degree in finance at UW Tacoma is, for Shooq Alhathelool, a chance to broaden her perspective and bring that understanding with her when she returns to Saudi Arabia.
From a small town in Indiana and a floating city on the ocean, U.S. Navy veteran and social welfare student Megan Walker is ready to get people the help they need.
UW Tacoma student veteran Chris Burd made the most of a second chance at a career in the military.
Transfer student A. Simone Graham will take her experience as middle-child mediator and her interest in people into a counseling career.
For sophomore Chase Powell, who plans to major in criminal justice, a course on the American legal system affirmed his career plans.
Senior Pranab Baidya, who is studying information technology, decided to become a resident advisor at Court 17 this year as a way of sharing with others his "amazing" campus experience.
Sayana Saithu, a graduate student in UW Tacoma's Institute of Technology, has won the first round of the Present Around the World contest. Next stop, Orlando.