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UW Alumni Group on LinkedIn passes 15,000 members

The University of Washington Alumni Group on LinkedIn has passed the 15,000-member milestone. That’s a huge number and speaks volumes about what alumni want. You want to stay connected to the UW and to each other. LinkedIn makes that easy for career minded graduates.

A special thanks to our partner Keoke Silvano, a re-entry counselor at the UW’s Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity. He founded the Alumni Group on LinkedIn and later teamed with the UW Alumni Association to grow it into a force for Huskies online.

In recognition of the 15,000 members who are making this group the resource it is today, our team wanted to share a few submissions from your fellow alums and others in the UW community that tell the story of what LinkedIn is about.

I’m a Husky alum living in enemy territory (Eugene, OR)! Just getting started with LinkedIn and would like to show my support of the DAWGS!
Carol Stineman, ’86

I met my wife at UW. My daughter Jenny, brother Michael and sister-in-law Diane are all UW grads. I am the Dawg Pack leader for my family. I volunteer at University of Washington Medical Center in the patient/family Intensive Care Unit. Had a heart transplant at UWMC and owe so much of my life experiences to UW. Go Dawgs!
Turner Prewitt, ’76

I am a graduate of the School of Public Health who recently moved back to Seattle after three+ years working in Japan. I would like to join the UW Alumni Group and reconnect and network with fellow graduates!
Shoko Kumagai, ’05

I’m a 1987 graduate of the UW; Political Science/Communications. I’m a Seattle-based journalist and contributing health editor at Seattle magazine and regular contributor to Alaska Airlines mag. My work has been published by Newsweek, Newsday, The Seattle Times, SeattlePI.com, among other publications.
Elizabeth Economou, ’87

I have never officially been a student in traditional classes at the UW but have taken extension courses and worked at the UW. I would like to get reconnected to the UW as I am looking for a position at the U and perhaps would like to attend classes.
Kari Feeney

Alumni want their university to help with career services, job search tips and everything in between. The UW Alumni Association does just that through this LinkedIn group and by hosting the Husky Career Network. The UWAA also partners with career centers on and off campus.

LinkedIn is one of our most powerful online resources. We’d love to welcome you, too.

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