Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


May 13, 2013

OMA&D Recruitment and Outreach Hosts Purple & Gold Experience

OMA&D Recruitment and Outreach Hosts Purple & Gold Experience

The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) Recruitment and Outreach team hosted its fifth annual Purple & Gold Experience in April. Purple & Gold was an opportunity for newly admitted students and their families to become familiar with the UW. Over 200 students attended a series of four events designed by ethnicity (African American,…

May 6, 2013

2013 Community Graduations to be Held May 30-June 14

2013 Community Graduations to be Held May 30-June 14

The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center Community Graduations will celebrate the “Class of 2013” leading up to UW Commencement on Sat., June 15. This year’s events will be held May 30-June 14, beginning with Filipino Graduation and culminating with Black Graduation.

May 3, 2013

UW Students Ta’a, Silvers Awarded LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship

Doug Ta'a

UW students Evan Silvers and Douglas Ta’a (pictured) are among a group of 22 undergraduates from across the country to receive the 2013 LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship awarded to ethnic minority students pursuing degrees in advertising, marketing or public relations fields. Both students, who received $5,000, will be honored at the 15th Anniversary LAGRANT Scholarship Recognition…

Undergraduates to Present Research at 21st Annual Pacific Northwest McNair/EIP/GO-MAP Research Conference May 16-18

McNair/EIP/GO-MAP Research Conference

Over 50 undergraduate McNair scholars and colleagues representing 10 regional and national universities will converge on the University of Washington campus for the 21st annual Pacific Northwest McNair/EIP/GO-MAP Research Conference, May 16-18. Students will present year-long collaborative research in social science, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and humanities fields, and engage with other students,…

May 1, 2013

UW Community Attends Ninth Annual Kelly Lecture

UW Community Attends Ninth Annual Kelly Lecture

Faculty, staff, students and community members attended the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s ninth annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture presented by Dr. Amanda Lock Swarr on April 18, at the Alder Hall Commons Auditorium. Dr. Swarr’s lecture titled “Racing the Boundaries of Gender and Sexuality: Rethinking Apartheid and Transitional South Africa,”…

April 24, 2013

GEAR UP Teacher Jeff Charbonneau Wins National Honor

Charbonneau won National Teacher of the Year 2013

Jeff Charbonneau, UW GEAR UP Project Lead the Way teacher and robotics coach at Zillah High School, was named the 2013 National Teacher of the Year. He was honored by President Obama on April 23 at a special ceremony at the White House. As a part of the award, Charbonneau will travel the country next…

April 8, 2013

UW Welcomes Tribal Leaders to Campus

Tribal Leadership Summit

University of Washington and area tribal leaders will gather to discuss issues of importance to indigenous communities at the sixth annual Tribal Leadership Summit to be held Fri., April 19, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center. The annual meeting highlights successful partnerships involving the UW and tribes, while envisioning future…

UW Students Receive UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Award

merck scholars

University of Washington juniors Chinonso Opara and Sarra Tekola are among an elite group of students. This spring they received the UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Award, presented annually to around 15 undergraduates from across the country. The honor includes up to a $25,000 scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year, as well as eligibility to…

Design Plans Approved as Progress to Build Intellectual House Continues

Intellectual House

Design plans were recently approved for the Intellectual House, a longhouse-style facility to be built on the University of Washington campus that will serve as a learning and gathering place for Native American students, faculty and staff, as well as the UW and surrounding community. In February, the UW Board of Regents approved the project’s…

April 5, 2013

OMA&D Mourns the Loss of Roy Flores and Lois Price Spratlen


The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) mourns the recent loss of Roy Flores, former Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) director, and Lois Price Spratlen (pictured), ’76, School of Nursing professor emerita and former longtime University ombudsman. Flores passed away on March 12 at the age of 69. He worked a total of 40…

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