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October 4, 2012

Fall 2012 OMA&D eNews

Fall 2012 OMA&D eNews

Read about the latest news and information on OMA&D programs, faculty, staff, students and alumni. This edition features new and recently tenured faculty, Educational Talent Search alumna Alyssa Moore and the Diversity Award for Community Building recipient Seattle Fandango Project. Read more…


October 2, 2012

Message from the Vice President and Vice Provost

Message from the Vice President and Vice Provost

Fall quarter is an exciting time on campus as returning students reunite and new students get acclimated to college life. In addition to Homecoming being just around the corner, there are upcoming events which will offer opportunities for our alumni and friends to remain engaged. We hope to see many of you in the months…


September 26, 2012

Educational Talent Search Alum Alyssa Moore Aiming High

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If anyone can understand the benefit of a college readiness program like OMA&D’s Educational Talent Search (ETS), it’s Alyssa Moore. The 2012 UW graduate was involved in the program for 10 years, first as a recipient of its services and then as a work study employee who helped others like herself prepare for higher education.


September 25, 2012

OMA&D Recognizes New and Recently Tenured Faculty

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As the 2012 fall quarter commences, OMA&D is pleased to recognize several UW faculty of color who are newly tenured to the position of associate professor or new to the University.


September 24, 2012

OMA&D Receives New $1.15 Million Grant to Fund McNair Program

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The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) received a new five-year $1.15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of TRiO Programs to fund its Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. Administered at UW since 1999, the McNair Program prepares undergraduate students from low-income, first-generation and underrepresented backgrounds for…


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…



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