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July 22, 2013

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…


May 30, 2013

Diversity Graduation Requirement for UW Undergraduates Approved

UW Students Support Diversity Requirement

A long-time student-led effort to pass a diversity course requirement for all University of Washington undergraduates came to fruition May 24. The proposed legislation, supported by UW President Michael K. Young, was approved by the Faculty Senate on April 25. A Class “B” Bulletin outlining the requirement was then distributed to faculty at all three…


Washington MESA Students to Participate in Mobile App Challenge

MESA students to participate in mobile app challenge

Over 40 MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) students from Seattle and Tacoma will compete in Hack for Change, a mobile application challenge, on Sat., June 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Seattle City Hall. For the past two months, MESA students from three local high schools (Lakes and Foss in Tacoma, Mariner in…


May 24, 2013

Rogelio Riojas, Student Scholars Honored at 43rd Annual EOP Celebration

UW Minority Affairs & Diversity Friends of the EOP program 43rd Celebration Event

Rogelio Riojas, president and chief executive offer of Sea Mar Community Health Centers, was presented the University of Washington’s Charles E. Odegaard Award and 16 student scholarship recipients were recognized at the 43rd annual EOP Celebration, Fête and Honors held May 16 at UW’s Husky Union Building. The dinner and scholarship fundraiser was hosted by…



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