The HUB

November 17, 2015

HUB alumni spotlights: Alex Bolton and Judi Nicastro

Alex Bolton, 2015-16 GPSS president

Alex Bolton, GPSS president

Alex Bolton, GPSS president

What is your most memorable UW class?

As an undergraduate, it was state government taught by the late great David Olson. He helped me fall in love with Washington state government. In law school, it would either be Washington State Constitutional law, or Washington state and local law, both taught by Hugh Spitzer who has strengthened my passion for Washington state government.

Who is your hero? Why?

Dan Evans is my hero because he is our state’s greatest governor, loves this university, and despite all of his accomplishments, is extremely humble and down to earth. We still benefit from many of the policies and institutions that he helped to establish. He has an extremely strong passion for this university and loves his Huskies.

What would be your go-to karaoke song?

On a usual night of karaoke, I would pick between my standards of Van Halen, AC/DC, the Darkness, David Lee Roth or James Brown.

What is your favorite Husky football game day tradition?

I would say sitting in the student section at the 50-yard line, or Lou Gellerman welcoming everybody with, “Hello, Dawg fans,” but those are no longer traditions. I would say being on campus, tailgating, the siren and winning.

What is your favorite memory of the HUB?

I enjoyed the tradition of announcing the winners of the ASUW elections at the mural, even though those were fraught with mixed emotions both times that I was on the ballot. I loved going to the Naughty By Nature concert because it was great to see our campus community coming together and having fun in the HUB. It was also pretty special when we started Rainy Dawg Radio. After all of that hard work by a lot of people, it was pretty special to see it all come together and finally begin broadcasting over the internet. Winning the GPSS presidency ranks up there as well.

Judi Nicastro, 1992-93 ASUW president

Judi Nicastro, ASUW President, 1992-93

Judi Nicastro, ASUW President, 1992-93

What was your most memorable UW class?

A political science class where everything the teacher said about “political game theory” I thought was pure BS. I was agitated all quarter.

Who is your hero? Why?

Jimmy Carter. He has lived a courageous life. Constantly advocating and educating the public on incredibly important issues, he has led an honest life of public service. From writing, to giving speeches, to starting and still working on Habitat for Humanity at the age of 91, to teaching at his local church – I admire everything about him.

What would be your go-to karaoke song?

Bruce Springsteen, “Born to Run”

What is your favorite Husky football game day tradition?

None – I never went to any games while in college, but now I do! The whole family loves going to the men’s basketball games.

What is your favorite memory of the HUB?

The Anita Hill hearings. Lots of students were huddled around the TV watching the hearing. We would argue during the breaks. It was exciting to be a part of history with a bunch of other students in the HUB.

In the Seattle area? Come back to the UW and see what current student leaders are up to! Contact hubalum@uw.edu to set up a time to reconnect.