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Partner Spotlight: UW Bothell

In October, University of Washington, Bothell invited our college team onto their campus to give them a tour and talk more about the work they’re doing to support students as they return to campus for in-person learning.

College coaches Sean, Raph and Sierra along with leadership team members Adriana and Val spent the day on UW Bothell’s campus, meeting with staff to learn more about how best to support college students in navigating their return to campus and planning for the remainder of the academic year. Beginning next month, college coaches will serve on campus two times per week at UW Bothell, making it easier for students to access face-to-face support.

With the previous year’s activities being completely remote, the College Possible team loved returning to a partner college campus. The opportunity to visit allowed the team to deepen connections with current staff, familiarize themselves with new and existing resources, and meet new staff and student leaders.

Sarah Raphael“Walking around the UW Bothell campus definitely made me nostalgic about my own college experience — the fall leaves, study groups and full classrooms left me thinking about my favorite parts of school,” Raph reflected. “Our tour with [assistant director of pre-major advising] Norm Wright showcased all of the wonderful programs available to Bothell students. I really enjoyed learning more about the campus, everything from their edible garden to the 3D printer to HaWRC [Health and Wellness Resource Center].”

Our coaches are excited and ready to start serving students on campus.

Sierra Thompkins

“As a returning coach who only met with students virtually last year, it is really exciting to have the opportunity to meet with students in person on their campus this year! I am looking forward to meeting with students in the Student Success Center on UW Bothell’s campus because it is an entire office dedicated to serving students in a multitude of ways,” Sierra said. “This fosters a really positive in-person environment for students, which is refreshing after such a long period of virtual learning.”

When asked what they thought set UW Bothell apart from other schools, Sean responded:

Sean Hampton“The Health and Wellness Resource Center (HaWRC) provides resource connections, financial coaching and public benefits enrollment to students, and educates students about sexual and relationship violence prevention and advocacy. I loved meeting the people behind this resource and look forward to collaborating with them, as these are incredibly valuable resources to share with students!”

We are grateful to UW Bothell for welcoming us into their community and for being a trusted partner in student success. We admire the college’s commitment to serving first-generation college students and students of color in a well-integrated and seamless way, and look forward to supporting students together this year.

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