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September 17, 2012

UW Business Diversity Program to Host Annual Catering Event

UW Business Diversity Program to Host Annual Catering Event

The University of Washington Business Diversity Program will host its fifth annual Catering Event on Tues., Oct. 16, at the Husky Union Building (HUB) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event serves as an opportunity for UW staff members who purchase catering to engage with small, local and diverse caterers. Attendees are able to…


September 12, 2012

Braine Moderates Session on Improving Urban Indian Education

Braine Moderates Session on Improving Urban Indian Education

In May, OMA&D staff member Ross Braine served as the moderator for a session during which tribal leaders gave input on the needs of urban Native American students. The event was recently featured on the U.S. Department of Education’s official blog. Read more…


Donors Honored at VP Club Barbecue

Donors Honored at VP Club Barbecue

A special donor appreciation event for Vice President’s Club members was hosted by Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange at the home of OMA&D supporters Nelson, ’84, and Suzanne Del Rio on Aug. 23. Donors who have given $1,000 or more to UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) departments or programs in the past year…


September 7, 2012

GEAR UP School Principal Wins National Award

GEAR UP School Principal Wins National Award

Toppenish High School’s Trevor Greene was named the 2013 National Principal of the Year at a surprise assembly, Sept. 6. Toppenish is served by OMA&D’s GEAR UP grant and is making great strides in math and science achievement. Pictured, Greene is congratulated by Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange. Read more…


September 6, 2012

OMA&D Hosts Fourth Annual Alumni Soirée

OMA&D Hosts Fourth Annual Alumni Soirée

University of Washington alumni of color and supporters of diversity enjoyed an exciting evening of networking, great food and music at the fourth annual Alumni Soirée on Friday, August 17, at The Landing in Seattle’s University District. The event was hosted by the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D), along with campus sponsors…


September 5, 2012

Seattle Fandango Project To Receive 2012 Diversity Award for Community Building

Seattle Fandango Project To Receive 2012 Diversity Award for Community Building

The Seattle Fandango Project, a local organization that promotes community through music, verse and dance, has been named the recipient of the 2012 University of Washington Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Community Building Award. The award will be presented at the Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) Bridging the Gap Breakfast, on…


August 24, 2012

RISE UP GEAR UP Partners with College of Engineering to Host Summer Institute

Early Engineering students

The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s RISE UP GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) grant partnered with the College of Engineering to host 27 middle school students on campus for the 2012 Early Engineering Institute, July 31-Aug. 2. The three-day institute was aimed to introduce students to science, technology, engineering…


August 10, 2012

Burbank Brothers Featured on UW360

Burbank Brothers Featured on UW360

Former EOP students and Celebration scholars Ruben and Elijah Burbank were featured in the June episode of UW360. The twin brothers from Tacoma, both 2012 graduates of the UW Medical School, have overcome their share of challenges to follow their dream of becoming doctors. View video…


August 9, 2012

Congressman Chaka Fattah Visits with UW GEAR UP Students

Congressman Chaka Fattah meets with GEAR UP students

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), who created the legislation for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), paid a special visit to the University of Washington campus, Aug. 7, to meet with middle and high school students served by UW’s GEAR UP program. Read the Seattle Times article by Jerry Large. View photo…


July 31, 2012

Upward Bound Summer Academy Prepares Students for College

Upward Bound students at UW Pack Forest

The desire to attend college isn’t necessarily a reality for all high school students, especially those from low-income backgrounds who may also be the first in their families to pursue higher education. Thanks to the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s Upward Bound program, that mindset is changing for nearly 80 students from Seattle’s Franklin and Cleveland High Schools.



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