2020 Husky 100

The time has come to apply for The Husky 100. The Husky 100 is a celebration of 100 students across the three UW campuses to honor their individual professional and academic success. The undergraduate or graduate students are seen as engaged in the community and are recognized for their innovation and leadership.

For being selected to be a part of the Husky 100, recipients are featured on the UW website, presented with an award and are celebrated at a reception hosted by the three campuses’ leaders — UW President Ana Marie Cauce, UW Tacoma Chancellor Mark Pagano and UW Bothell Chancellor Wolf Yeigh.

Students can be nominated by their peers, staff or faculty, or they can apply themselves. Applications include an essay, video or an e-portfolio to display why they believe they should be part of the Husky 100. Applications will be accepted until Jan. 15 at 11:59 p.m. 

“Over the years, dozens of Tacoma students have been acclaimed for making the most of their Husky experience,” said Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Mentha Hynes-Wilson. 

Throughout all of the years, 32 UWT students have been recognized by the Husky 100, with six students having entered the group last year. The winners last year were Mira Farrow, Isabell Murray, Katalina Biondi, Ashley Richards, Long Tran and Norma Purdom. 

Murray, a 2019 Law and Policy graduate and Dressel Scholar, strives to become a defense attorney and launched a platform called #kidsnotcriminals while at UWT. She was president of the Pre-Law Society, and advocated for criminal justice reform. 

UWT 2019 graduate Tran is the son of a Vietnam War immigrant. With his link to the Vietnamese culture, Tran founded the Vietnamese Student Association after it had been absent from UWT for five years. He was also a member of the Global Honors program, president of the UWT Film Club, and an award-winning filmmakers. 

These are just two of the many students recognized as part of UW’s Husky 100. They have lived their Husky experience to the fullest and leave legacies behind once they are gone. With boundless determination, hard work and initiative, and the hope for a better future, UW students are urged to apply and share their stories and experiences. 

“These students have engaged in community-based projects, internships and study abroad opportunities and are recognized for their innovation, commitment to inclusivity, capacity for leadership and academics,” said Hynes-Wilson.