8 UW Tacoma students accepted into Husky 100

The annual Husky 100 recog­nizes 100 students — under­graduate and graduate — from the Bothell, Tacoma and Seattle cam­puses of University of Washington who embody the Husky experience.

The Husky 100 is an award for those who are doing the most with their time while a student. Applying what they have learned in the class­room, taking leadership, being com­mitted and being passionate though it all embodies the Husky experience. This is only the second year the award has been given.

100 students, eight of whom attend UW Tacoma, were recognized for their achievement on April 10 at the HUB ballroom on the Seattle campus. Among the UW Tacoma recipients are Alishia Agee-Cooper, Ryan Hanley, Nhan D. Hoang, Asha Isaac, Cyril Johns, Jay Novelo, Ashley Righetti and Kayesee Schermerhorn. UW Bothell had seven award winners, and UW Seattle had 85.

“The Husky 100 see connections — not boundaries — between what they learn in the classroom and what they discover beyond it,” the UW web­site states. “They blaze pathways be­tween subject matter and their practi­cal experience. They grow with every observation, conversation and en­deavor. They question the answer.”

Current juniors and seniors were able to apply for the award through a hefty application process. Students were also selected through nomination by faculty. In 2016, over 70 percent of winners were nominated. The applica­tion includes multiple components such as a section titled Your Story. This section can be completed using an essay, e-portfolio- or video to show­case the applicant’s story as a Husky and what they accomplished to em­body the Husky 100 Criteria.

Ashley Righetti, UW Tacoma ju­nior, was one out of eight students honored with being in the Husky 100. She is the current president of the Psychology Club, and will graduate with a major in psychology at the end of spring quarter 2017.

“As much as I love learning and being in the classroom, my experi­ences outside of lecture — the things that I do on top of my academic coursework — is really what has made my time at UWT so amazing,” Righet­ti said.

She also studied abroad in Vienna, Germany while a Husky.

“There is so much more to being a Husky than just being a student. Students have the opportunity to be involved in a vast amount of things — study abroad, clubs, research, var­ious activities,” Righetti said.

Being a recipient of the Husky 100 has perks such as invitations to exclu­sive events with the UW president and provost, customized career counseling – and networking opportunities.

This year’s eight UW Tacoma stu­dents will forever be a part of the ex­clusive Husky 100 group, along with the first 16 students from the Tacoma campus who received this award last year.

“You get different opportunities to network … you are part of a cohort that have won it in your year,” Righet­ti said. “I am honestly really proud of what I have been able to do over the last two years here and I encourage every student to make the most of their time as a Husky.”

PHOTO BY LONG TRAN

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