Statewide Summit to Help Undocumented Students Takes Place Friday at UW

Students stand behind Governor Inslee and smile

The University of Washington will join several universities from across the state to host the HB 1079 Summit: A Decade of Dreaming, Friday, June 20, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) on the UW campus.


Hurtado, Student Scholars Honored at 44th Annual Celebration

Pedro Arellano-Camarena with President Young

Denny Hurtado received the University of Washington’s Charles E. Odegaard Award and several outstanding student scholarship recipients were recognized at the 44th annual Celebration, Fête and Honors held May 22, at UW’s Husky Union Building.


UW Community Attends 10th Annual Kelly Lecture

2014 Samuel E. Kelly Lecture

Cheryl A. Metoyer’s lecture titled “Are We There Yet? The Four Directions in Native American Higher Education,” examined the challenges and experiences of Native American students in their pursuit of higher education.


No Longer Invisible: Min Jung Moon

Min Moon

“I am not just an American, Korean, and a follower of Mormon faith. I am so much more than that. I am a person of wonder, heart, gratitude, and unique struggles and aspirations – just like everyone else.”


No Longer Invisible: Phavy Chey

Phavy Chey

“My mother was forced to leave her homeland following the Khmer Rouge, a genocide led by communists who killed over two thirds of Cambodia’s population. She lost her entire family, including her husband, who was killed when he was forced to enlist in the war and her children who died soon after from starvation and malnutrition.”


No Longer Invisible: James Hong

James Hong

“There’s a common misconception that diverse or ethnic cultures can be experienced through food alone. ‘Let us share this spring roll, and upon digestion, our two minds shall become one.’”


No Longer Invisible: Priscilla Kyu

Priscilla Kyu

“Growing up, I tried to make sense of my ethnic and cultural heritage. Not quite Chinese. Not quite Burmese. Not quite American. I would listen and understand the adults in my family speak Burmese and while I understand, I never learned to speak the language.”


No Longer Invisible: Va’eomatoka Kenneth Liueli Valu

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“I am a first generation Tongan immigrant. My mother and I came to the United States when I was 14 years old, leaving behind life on the islands of the Kingdom of Tonga with a total population of about 110,000 people.”


No Longer Invisible: Tsengyang Vang

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“Hmong are an ethnic minority from Southwest China and the northern regions of Burma, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. Many of the Hmong people in the United States are from the highlands of Laos.”