Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


May 31, 2018

Judge Martinez, Student Scholars Honored at 48th Annual Celebration

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The Honorable Ricardo S. Martinez, ’75, ’80, received the Charles E. Odegaard Award and several outstanding student scholarship recipients were recognized at the 48th annual Celebration held at the HUB Ballroom, May 16.

UW McNair Scholars Receive Prestigious National Honors

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Five current and former students in OMA&D’s McNair Program were awarded 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while Tyler Valentine received the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.

Historical Talk with Emile Pitre Highlights 50th Anniversary Celebration


Alumni, staff and friends representing the last five decades of OMA&D, as well as campus and community colleagues, came together for what was the pinnacle event of our 50th anniversary activities on May 17.

May 22, 2018

Community Graduation Ceremonies to Celebrate Class of 2018

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OMA&D and the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center are joining campus partners to celebrate the Class of 2018 by hosting the annual community graduation ceremonies, June 1-8.

May 10, 2018

OMA&D Celebrates 50th Anniversary Historical Display Opening

50th Anniversary Historical Display

UW students, administrators and staff gathered to commemorate the opening of the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s 50th Anniversary Historical Exhibit that is on display in the North Lobby of Allen Library through June 13.

April 20, 2018

Professor Banks Presents Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

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Professor Banks’ lecture titled “Civic Education for Excellence, Diversity and Inclusion: Global Perspectives” was a part of OMA&D’s 50th anniversary suite of events and UW’s annual Parent & Family Weekend.

March 8, 2018

HLI Fireside Chat Series Connects Students to OMA&D 50th Anniversary

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This 2018 winter quarter series, “Lighting the Way,” featured five influential alumni who were impacted by OMA&D programs or served as champions of diversity, equity and inclusion during their time at the UW.

March 2, 2018

The Honorable Ricardo S. Martinez to Receive UW’s 2018 Odegaard Award

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A student activist during the movement for civil rights on campus in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, Judge Martinez turned his desire to create change into a distinguished judicial career that has spanned almost three decades.

January 30, 2018

Professor James A. Banks to Present 14th Annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

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UW Professor James A. Banks, known widely as “the father of multicultural education,” will present OMA&D’s 14th annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture, Fri., April 13, in Kane Hall Room 220.

January 19, 2018

UW, TheDream.US announce new scholarship partnership to benefit undocumented students

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The UW and TheDream.US announced a new partnership this week that will provide scholarships to qualified undocumented students who graduate from two-year colleges and transfer to UW Seattle.

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