Fukui-Sketchley, Student Scholars Honored at 45th Annual EOP Celebration

Celebration 2015

Colleen Fukui-Sketchley, ’94, received the University of Washington’s Charles E. Odegaard Award and several outstanding student scholarship recipients were recognized at the 45th annual Celebration held May 7, at UW’s Husky Union Building.


Message from the Vice President and Vice Provost – Spring 2015 eNews

Sheila Edwards Lange

Spring is a busy time of year for all of us affiliated with the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity. We recently celebrated the grand opening of our new Native American longhouse-style facility and now are getting ready to host the annual Kelly Lecture and EOP Celebration. We hope to see many of our alumni and friends in the coming weeks.


2015 Kelly Lecture to Highlight Impact of Study Abroad

Shawn Wong

University of Washington English professor Shawn Wong, who has designed and led numerous study abroad classes over the last 18 years, will address the importance of academic travel when he presents the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s (OMA&D) 11th annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Thursday, April 16.


Passion Never Rests: wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House is a Decades-Long Dream Realized

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A passionate dream over 40 years in the making fueled the construction of this Native American longhouse-style facility, otherwise known as wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House. Its cedar walls could barely contain the hundreds of UW and area tribal community members that came together for a two-day celebration to honor its grand opening, March 12-13.


Campus Walker Spring 2015

Campus Walker

Retired OMA&D Associate Vice President Emile Pitre, also known as the “Campus Walker,” has been photographing beautiful images of campus throughout the last several years. His latest gallery highlights UW’s iconic cherry blossom trees as they take center stage in the spring.


Colleen Fukui-Sketchley To Receive UW’s 2015 Odegaard Award

Colleen Fukui-Sketchley

Through her leadership in the private sector and volunteer efforts both on campus and in the community, Fukui-Sketchley has spent two decades advocating for diversity in the workforce and access to higher education.


Message from the Vice President and Vice Provost – Winter 2015 eNews

Sheila Edwards Lange

The 2014 calendar year wrapped up with some exciting events and as we turn the corner into 2015, there is no shortage of new milestones to anticipate. This edition of OMA&D eNews offers a glimpse at some of our recent highlights and upcoming opportunities for our alumni and friends to get involved.


OMA&D Recognizes Retirements of Four Leaders

Emile and Enrique

Over 80 years of combined service to the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity.

This is what OMA&D is bidding farewell to as four of its leaders – Enrique Morales, Emile Pitre, Karlotta Rosebaugh and Betty Schmitz – retire during the 2014-15 academic year.


Conversation Circle Helps UW Community Discuss Ferguson Events

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Around 60 University of Washington students, faculty, staff and community members gathered at OMA&D’s (OMA&D) Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) on Fri., Dec. 5, for a special Conversation Circle to discuss events surrounding the late-November grand jury decision in the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.