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June 29, 2017

University of Washington Bothell

A political refugee from Uganda who graduated from the University of Washington Bothell and the UW School of Law won the 2017 UW Bothell Distinguished Alumni Award. Stephen Ssemaala won for his professional achievements and community service. Ssemaala was a politician in Uganda and started an AIDS education organization but later sought asylum in the U.S., where he attended Everett Community College, UW Bothell and UW School of Law. Ssemaala is an adjunct instructor at South Puget Sound Community College, teaching American politics.