For me, the University of Washington is more than a campus. It’s more than a degree and it goes deeper than a community. For me, the UW is a feeling. It’s something I know exists for the public good, and I believe it’s an institution worth supporting even in the darkest of hours. That’s not just a UW feeling, either. That’s higher education in our state, and it’s full of wonderful stories and people.
Students like Karen Craddick and Brent Leithauser are making the UW stronger. They received student advocacy awards from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores for their role in organizing the wildly successful Pharmacy Legislative Day in February. Faculty like Jim Kenagy, professor emeritus of biology and the Burke Museum’s curator of mammals, are using science to change the world. Kenagy’s team invoked the help of flesh-eating beatles to clean animal bones for important research. Alumni like Jean Hernandez, who was recently named president of Edmonds Community College, are using their UW education to make a difference.
The UW’s holiday video focuses on students and the impact our institution has on everyday lives. It’s a powerful tribute to the campus, community and feelings that make the UW such an amazing place.