June 22, 2017 - UW Tacoma celebrated the accomplishment of nine new Certified Public Managers. Two additional students are on track to complete requirements in 2017-18. This was a challenging year for this CPM cohort that started with 12 students. The program, which takes a year to complete, saw several medical emergencies both in and out of class, and the arrival of a new bouncing baby boy. The group met on the last day to present their capstone projects and celebrate as a small group. At the end of the day, they joined the larger Professional Development celebration ceremony where completion certificates were distributed by faculty from each program.