Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

June 21, 2011

Community Academic Mentorship Programs Celebrate Successful Year

Forty-five students involved in the four OMA&D-funded Community Academic Mentorship Programs for Underrepresented Students (C.A.M.P.U.S.) gathered to commemorate the end of a successful school year with a dinner celebration in Seattle on Thursday, June 2.

Following dinner, program mentors recognized their mentees for academic achievements. Professor Rick Bonus, faculty director for the mentorship programs, shared heartfelt remarks and was presented a certificate in appreciation for his dedication to students.

The Pacific Islander Partnerships in Education (PIPE), Adelante! (Chicano/o Latina/o), Yehawali (Native American) and Ubuntu (African and African American) mentorship programs offer community and academic support for underrepresented UW students by interconnecting cultural and academic resources. These four programs empower students to strive toward academic success and retention as a community, while building on student leadership through mentor/mentee relationships.

For more information about these programs, visit the CAMPUS Mentor Programs web site.