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June 7, 2012

Eight Students Join Latest Group of IC Tutors to Advance to Graduate School

Eight Students Join Latest Group of IC Tutors to Advance to Graduate School

The OMA&D Instructional Center’s (IC) motto “to teach is to learn” certainly rings true. On average, over 85 percent of the University of Washington undergraduate students who serve as academic tutors at the IC advance to graduate or professional schools, including the latest group of eight who will continue their pursuit of higher education in…


June 5, 2012

ECC Director’s Breakfast Series Cultivates Student Leaders

ECC Director’s Breakfast Series Cultivates Student Leaders

When Marisa Herrera began her tenure as the director of OMA&D’s Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, she sought to enhance the level of resources provided to students who are rising leaders in their campus organizations and communities by establishing the Director’s Leadership Breakfast series. The monthly breakfasts include a guest speaker and cover a…


June 1, 2012

Students, Faculty and Staff Honored at Spring Recognition Reception

Students, Faculty and Staff Honored at Spring Recognition Reception

OMA&D Academic Counseling Services (ACS) hosted its annual Spring Recognition Reception, April 26, in the Peterson Room at Allen Library. Undergraduate students affiliated with the Educational Opportunity Program, TRiO Student Support Services, College Assistance Migrant Program and the UW Champions Program were honored for their academic achievements. OMA&D ACS also presented Staff and Faculty Awards…


May 30, 2012

Gallardo Moderates Congressional Briefing in Support of McNair Program

News & Notes

Gabriel Gallardo, associate vice president for the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, moderated a congressional briefing in support of the Ronald E. McNair Program at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., May 16. The session titled “Protecting the McNair Legacy, Promoting Diversity Among Faculty: An In-Depth Discussion of…


2012 ECC Community Graduations

2012 ECC Community Graduations

The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s Ethnic Cultural Center Community Graduations will celebrate the Class of 2012 leading up to UW Commencement on June 9. This year’s community graduations will be held May 30-June 8. The ECC Community Graduations are as follows: Filipino Graduation: Wednesday, May 30 Time: 6 p.m. Location: UW Tower (South…


May 29, 2012

Faculty Make a Difference by Mentoring

Spring 2012 eNews

For seniors Josh Matlock and Nichole Tyler, faculty mentors are making a significant impact on their pursuit of bioengineering degrees. Matlock, affiliated with OMA&D’s Stipends for Training Aspiring Researchers (STAR) program, and Tyler, affiliated with the Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD), were among the UW students honored at a national conference in November. Both…


Love Purple, Raise Gold Online Giving Event

Love Purple, Raise Gold Online Giving Event

In honor of the UW’s 150th anniversary, Huskies far and wide are coming together for a 48-hour online giving event with the goal of raising $150,000. Bring this special year to a triumphant close: Make a gift online to the UW school, program or scholarship you are passionate about—any time between 1:50 p.m. on June 7 and…


May 21, 2012

ECC Hosts Raise the Roof Party

Fencing Tells a Story at ECC Building Site

The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) will host a “Raise the Roof Party” on Thursday, May 24, at 3 p.m., at the building’s renovation site on the corner of Brooklyn Ave NE and NE 40th Street. Students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to sign a beam and watch as a crane…


May 16, 2012

Peoples, Student Scholars Honored at 42nd Annual EOP Celebration

Peoples, Student Scholars Honored at 42nd Annual EOP Celebration

Gertrude Peoples was presented the University of Washington’s Charles E. Odegaard Award and several student scholarship recipients were recognized at the 42nd Annual EOP Celebration, Fête and Honors, Thursday, May 10, at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. The dinner and scholarship fundraiser was hosted by the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) and the…


May 15, 2012

Statewide Washington MESA Day to be held May 19 at Microsoft

Statewide Washington MESA Day To Be Held May 14 at Microsoft

Washington MESA Day, a one-day event of academic challenges for middle and high school students representing six MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) Centers from across the state, will be held Sat., May 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, Wash. Fostering collaboration with the state’s rich community of…



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