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September 10, 2013

OMA&D Recognizes New and Recently Tenured Faculty

Dr. Sven Haakanson

As the 2013 fall quarter commences, OMA&D is pleased to recognize the latest group of faculty engaged in diversity-related research, teaching or service who are recently tenured or new to the University. New Faculty: Dr. Sara Gonzalez joins the Department of Archaeology as an assistant professor. She recently served as a scholar-in-residence fellow in the…

September 6, 2013

GEAR UP EDI Summer Institute Prepares Educators for State Standards

2013 GEAR UP EDI Summer Institute

Seventy middle and high school educators from across the state converged on the UW campus for a summer institute hosted by the GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Educator Development Initiative (EDI), June 24-27. The four-day institute, “Digging Deeper: GEAR UP & the Common Core State Standards,” provided an opportunity for…

August 30, 2013

OMA&D Celebrates Donor Support at Annual VP Club Barbecue

Sheila Edwards Lange with Suzanne Del Rio and Kip Lange

A barbecue buffet, pink sunset and reunions with friends provided the backdrop for this year’s Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) Vice President’s Club Barbecue held Aug. 23. The annual event was hosted by Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange at the home of Nelson, ’84, and…

August 27, 2013

UW’s College Assistance Migrant Program Ranked No. 1 in the Nation

CAMP Top Ranking

The University of Washington’s College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) received a No. 1 national ranking for scoring 100 percent on a pair of federal performance measures, the Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education announced at its annual directors meeting in Arlington, Va., July 17-18. Federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered…

OMA&D Mourns Passing of Bruce Hilliard

Bruce Hilliard

The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) mourns the loss of long-time friend and UW alumnus Bruce Hilliard, ’85, ’02, who passed away on Aug. 9, at the age of 52. Hilliard held a passionate commitment to introducing students underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to those fields. For over 25 years, he…

August 15, 2013

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

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

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

Rogelio Riojas

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…

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