University of Washington Honors Program
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Honors Huskies represent a fascinating diversity of professional and personal experiences,¬†putting degrees from nearly every major on campus to work all over the world. Alumni model so many differences, but share one thing in common. It’s a mindset of collaborative engagement, complex ideas and methods of problem solving, service leadership and enthusiasm for lifelong learning.

Did you love UW Honors? Here are 3 easy ways to pay it forward:

Honors Champions Bring Us Together

Honors Champions drive educational innovation and student excellence across all majors as donors and volunteers to the UW Honors Program. Alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and community partners all pitch in. Champions partner on events, awards, recruitment, scholarships and other special initiatives. Honors Champions also share news and opportunities on our channels. The ways to participate are as diverse as our alumni! Email to learn more about being an Honors Champion!

There are 200+ Honors Champions active today! Here are just a few:

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Kat Chow was a founding member of NPR’s Code Switch, a job that nobody imaged when she was in college. She took a risk anyway and dove into Asian-American representations in popular media. Eventually, Kat used material from her Honors project with her mentor, Shawn Wong, to jumpstart her now-published memoir: Seeing Ghosts. Kat spoke at Honors’ 2019 graduation as a Distinguished Honors Alumna and volunteers in our continuing Honors Scholarships review process.

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Bobbe and Jon Bridge are among the first Huskies to graduate with College Honors. Former WA Supreme Court Justice Bobbe Bridge served as chair of the Honors Advisory Board for many years. While running the Center for Child & Youth Justice, Bridge also led board volunteers through projects to establish Honors Equity Scholarships. This work was amplified by Professor Roger Soder and his wife, Jane, when they gave $1 million towards equity scholarships.

In 2021, the Bridges made a foundational gift to Honors’ Leadership Fund: a uniquely flexible endowment for broad programmatic support. They continue to show up every year to Honors’ Graduation event.

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Jamie Stroble graduated in 2010 w/College Honors in international studies and environmental studies. Jaime leads major efforts to care for our planet, with attention to how people of color are represented in decision-making. Leading at Seattle’s Planning Commission, and Noio Pathways, Jaime also helps Honors Huskies transition into “life after college.”

Lots of Honors Alumni Profiles

UW Honors’ 60th anniversary celebrations were forced online during the COVID pandemic. We connected through a year-long series of events and articles featuring alumni from all decades. Check out this collection of Honors Husky profiles! Many are Honors Champions and all are happy to connect.

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