In 2004, Undergraduate Academic Affairs merged Advising & Orientation programming and First Year (formerly Freshman) Interest Groups (FIGs) to form First Year Programs. Since 2004 individuals have created, sustained, and enhanced programming to support first-year students. FYP believes that each individual contributes to our collective impact.
FYP celebrates when team members move on to new opportunities. Team members may physically leave First Year Programs, but they will always be a part of the FYP Family. If you have additional updates to this page please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant was the first formal director of FYP. He managed the office, advocated for university-wide A&O streamlined programming, and instituted the closing A&O tradition at the columns.
Becky was instrumental in redesigning the First Year Interest Group program from a peer leadership perspective. Additionally, she was a key contributor to developing and launching the 2009 longitudinal assessment of the program.
Bryan created strong orientation leader student teams. He also built and expanded the freshman, transfer, and parent orientation program.
Jen built upon the newly implemented Dawg Daze welcome week programming and contributed to DD becoming a formal UW campus tradition.
Namura led the transfer orientation program, designed, and developed the Commuter Commons, which is now the Commuter and Transfer Commons.
Natalie redesigned the freshman orientation program to launch the “flipped classroom” initiative and re-launched the Commuter and Transfer Commons.
Katherine developed the first operations position in FYP. She worked closely with the student employees and set the groundwork for the operations manager position.
Ali worked on the transfer A&O program. She developed and streamlined departmental A&O and contributed to the university-wide community college engagement initiative.
Martha led Dawg Daze efforts and reimagined the program to include stronger partnerships with units across campus. She grew the sponsorship arena and launched a new communications role in FYP.
Rob worked with the FIG and Dawg Daze program. He also designed the first online international advising and orientation program.
Amanda worked with the Program Managers to streamline processes that improved office efficiency. She also worked to improve the customer service experience for new students and parents.
Julie was instrumental in designing the student leadership competencies for over 400 student leaders in the office. She also led the curriculum redesign for FIGs.
Sarah provided support in a temporary position while FYP took on a Transfer Initiative project, she was instrumental in providing logistical support for all FYP Programs.
Daniel had a lasting impact on our transfer department advising process and the ability to innovate and create new programming to connect first-year students authentically.