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Six Honored for Work in Diversity, Social Justice

MAP winners
Six individuals who have promoted diversity and social justice at the University of Washington and in the community were honored Oct. 24 at the Multicultural Alumni Partnership's Bridging the Gap Breakfast.

Receiving Distinguished Alumni and Community Awards were:

(1) Marty Bluewater, '71, executive director of the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation; (2) Bettie Sing Luke, '64, who co-chaired "Day of Remembrance" activities that led to an art installation commemorating Japanese-Americans who served their country in World War II; and (3) Diane A. Martin, '74, '80, associate director of career services at the UW. (4) Dorry Elias-Garcia, executive director of the Minority Executive Directors Coalition of King County, received the Distinguished Community Award; Seattle Times columnist (5) Jerry Large received the Dr. Samuel E. Kelly Award; and UW Associate Professor (6)Michelle Habell-Pallan received the 2009 Vice Provost for Diversity Community Building Award.