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August 15, 2013

Eighth and Ninth-Graders Get Early Introduction to Engineering at Summer Institute

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Not many middle and high school students can say they spent a few days of their summer vacation on a college campus building electrical circuits and working in an aerospace lab. But that is exactly what 59 rising eighth and ninth-graders from throughout the state were able to do by attending the second annual Early…


August 8, 2013

Senator Patty Murray Honored for Commitment to Education

Senator Patty Murray gives remarks during an award ceremony at the UW.

U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) was presented the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships’ (NCCEP) Champions for Student Success Award in a ceremony on the University of Washington (UW) campus, Aug. 6. The honor is given to members of Congress who work to improve public education for all students through enhanced public policy, and…


July 22, 2013

Alums Rice, Riojas Appointed to UW Board of Regents

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University of Washington alumni Constance Rice and Rogelio Riojas (pictured) were appointed to the UW Board of Regents, Gov. Jay Inslee announced July 19. Rice, ’70, ’74, is the managing director for Knowledge Management for Casey Family Programs and previously served as vice chancellor and senior chancellor of Seattle Community College. She holds a graduate…


UW GEAR UP Partner Accolades Reflect Program’s Impact

Charbonneau won National Teacher of the Year 2013

Just over five miles separate Toppenish and Zillah High Schools in the Yakima Valley region of rural Eastern Washington. But distance isn’t the only thing these schools have in common. In the last year, Toppenish’s Trevor Greene was named the National High School Principal of the Year and Zillah’s Jeff Charbonneau (pictured left) was named…


July 16, 2013

OMA&D Mourns Loss of Kip Tokuda

UW alumnus Kip Tokuda

Kip Tokuda, a University of Washington alumnus and former member of the UW President’s Minority Community Advisory Committee, passed away on July 13. He was 66. A Seattle native, Tokuda was a long-time advocate for children, diversity and civil rights. He was the executive director of the Washington Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse…


July 12, 2013

Sheila Edwards Lange Receives WEPAN Founders Award

Sheila Edwards Lange receiving WEPAN Founders Award

Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange, University of Washington vice president for minority affairs and vice provost for diversity, received the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) Founders Award at the organization’s national conference in Atlanta, Ga., June 21. The Founders Award honors a WEPAN member who exemplifies the spirit of the WEPAN founders through extraordinary long-term…


June 20, 2013

ACS Hosts Annual Spring Recognition Reception

2013 EOP Spring Recognition

Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Academic Counseling Services (ACS) honored students, staff and faculty at its annual Spring Recognition Reception held at the newly renovated Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, April 25. Undergraduate students in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), TRiO Student Support Services (SSS), College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) and the UW…


June 13, 2013

Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange Named UW College of Education Distinguished Graduate Awardee

Sheila Edwards Lange at the College of Education Graduation

Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange, University of Washington vice president for minority affairs and vice provost for diversity, has been named the UW College of Education 2013 Distinguished Graduate Awardee. She will be recognized at the College of Ed’s graduation celebration on Sat., June 15 and will deliver the event’s keynote address. Established in 1986, this…


June 12, 2013

Recruitment & Outreach Hosts 2013 Young Gifted and Black (YGB) Conference

Young Gifted and Black (YGB) Conference

The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity Recruitment & Outreach team held its annual Young Gifted & Black (YGB) Conference on Sat., May 18. Over 175 African American high school students and their parents came to the UW campus from the greater Puget Sound area and Yakima for this event aimed to promote positive self-esteem,…


June 3, 2013

MCAC Hosts UW in the Community Reception

MCAC Hosts UW in the Community Reception

The University of Washington President’s Minority Community Advisory Committee (MCAC) hosted a reception with President Michael Young and community members of color at the Daybreak Star Center in Seattle, May 23. The event was an opportunity for invited guests to meet with the President, the MCAC and other UW leaders to learn more about what…



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