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March 20, 2013

OMA&D Programs Host Workshop at Neah Bay High School

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The UW GEAR UP Educator Development Initiative (EDI) partnered with OMA&D Recruitment and Outreach, OMA&D Tribal Relations and the UW College of Education to host a day-long workshop for middle and high school teachers at Neah Bay High School in Neah Bay, Wash., Feb. 27. The workshop, “Preparing GEAR UP Students for Rigor & Academic…


February 27, 2013

Talent Search Students Honored at Champions of Diversity Awards Ceremony

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University of Washington Educational Talent Search participants Zulen Pantoja-Ortega, Austin Schuetzel and Melina Soto were among the high school students honored at the 2012 Champions of Diversity Awards Ceremony at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, Wash., Dec. 5. The awards ceremony is designed to honor students, from grades nine through 12, from Skagit, San…


February 25, 2013

UW GEAR UP Program Celebrates New Building in Toppenish

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University of Washington GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) hosted an open house for its new office building on the campus of Heritage University in Toppenish, Wash., Feb. 15. Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange, UW vice president for minority affairs and vice provost for diversity, was joined by staff members from the…


February 16, 2013

New Kelly ECC Featured on UW360

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The newly renovated Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center is featured in the February episode of UW360. The segment includes an inside look at the center and the grand opening reception. View Video.


February 4, 2013

Riojas To Receive 2013 Odegaard Award

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Rogelio Riojas, president and chief executive officer for Sea Mar Community Health Centers, is the 2013 recipient of the Charles E. Odegaard Award, the University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) announced Feb. 4. The award will be presented at the 43rd annual EOP Celebration, Fête and Honors hosted by OMA&D and…


February 1, 2013

UW Business Diversity Program Hosts Annual Supplier Fair

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The seventh annual fair to be held Feb. 20 at the HUB, will showcase suppliers in eProcurement and with a UW contract, as well as small, local, minority and women-owned businesses. Read more…


January 23, 2013

Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center Opens with Reception, Light Up the Night Party

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UW faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends joined the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) to commemorate the opening of the new Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), Jan. 10-11.


January 14, 2013

Call for Volunteers – 2013 MLK Day of Service

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Members of the UW community are invited to join OMA&D staff and students in a day of volunteering on Jan. 21, to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For more information, visit the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center web site. Read more…


January 9, 2013

Winter 2013 OMA&D eNews

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Read about the latest news and information on OMA&D programs, faculty, staff, students and alumni. This edition features the new Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center grand opening, EOP alums who are co-founders of an anthology series and OMA&D’s Husky Alumni Recruitment Team. Read more…


January 7, 2013

OMA&D to Celebrate Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center Opening

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The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) will celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center with a pair of events Jan. 10-11.



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