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October 27, 2012

Alumni and Friends Celebrate Homecoming at Purple & Gold Tailgate


Alumni of color and friends gathered to celebrate UW Homecoming with the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity at the Purple & Gold Tailgate at Safeco Field, Oct. 27. Guests enjoyed food and beverages, along with the opportunity to mingle with other alumni and friends of all ages. Former Husky football greats Mario Bailey, Sonny…

October 26, 2012

Ta Receives 2012 Friends of NAEOP Scholastic Achievement Award

My Ta

University of Washington freshman and former Educational Talent Search (ETS) student My Ta was named a 2012 recipient of the Friends of the Northwest Association of Educational Opportunity Programs (NAEOP) Scholastic Achievement Award.

October 22, 2012

UW Business Diversity Program Catering Event Draws Large Crowd

UW Business Diversity Program Catering Event Draws Large Crowd

UW staff members packed the Lyceum Room in the new Husky Union Building to sample cuisine and network with small, local and diverse caters at the fifth annual UW Business Diversity Program Catering Event, Oct. 16. The event allows UW staff from various departments across campus to learn about potential catering options for future events….

October 12, 2012

Celebrate Purple on W Day, Nov. 2

Celebrate Purple on W Day, Nov. 2

Show your Purple Pride and join Huskies on campus, online and in the community to celebrate the UW’s birthday. Stop by Red Square between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, for live music, giveaways and more. Check out the W Day website for details.

October 5, 2012

Welcome Daze Introduces New Students to UW

Welcome Daze Introduces New Students to UW

OMA&D’s annual orientation, held in conjunction with UW Dawg Daze, welcomed hundreds of new students and their families to the UW, Sept. 21, at the HUB. The event provided opportunities to learn about campus and community resources and connect with current students, OMA&D staff, faculty of color and UW administrators. View photo gallery.

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

Alyssa Moore

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


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


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…

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