OMA&D Fall 2010 E-news

OMA&D Fall 2010 E-news

The latest issue of the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s E-news is available now. This edition features alumni news and recognitions, new and recently tenured faculty members, and an update on the House of Knowledge longhouse construction project. Click here for the fall 2010 edition of E-news.


OMA&D Awarded Two Student Support Services Grants

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The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) was recently awarded a pair of grants from the U.S. Department of Education to support low-income and first-generation college students, Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange announced Tuesday. A new five-year, $1.1 million grant under the TRIO… Read More


Spokane Teacher Presented MESA’s 2010 Mona Bailey Leadership Award

Spokane Teacher Presented MESA’s 2010 Mona Bailey Leadership Award

Jamie Smith of Sacajawea Middle School and the Spokane MESA Center was the recipient of the 2010 Mona Bailey Teacher Leadership Award. The award, sponsored by Washington MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement), was presented to Smith by Bailey at the MESA Board of Directors Luncheon on Sat., Sept. 11, at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratories… Read More


Elliott Named Recipient of the 2010 Diversity Award for Community Building

Elliott Named Recipient of the 2010 Diversity Award for Community Building

Jai-Anana Elliott, associate director of diversity and recruitment at the UW Michael G. Foster School of Business, has been selected the 2010 recipient of the University of Washington Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Community Building Award. Elliott manages the recruitment process for the undergraduate program at the Foster School of… Read More


OMA&D To Host Welcome Daze September 24

OMA&D To Host Welcome Daze September 24

The UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) will host the seventh annual Welcome Daze, Friday, September 24 at Husky Stadium. The event connects new UW students and their family members to support services within OMA&D, as well as on campus and in the community.  Learn more here…


2011 Freshman Admission Application Deadline For UW Seattle Campus Moved To December 15

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SEATTLE – The University of Washington recently announced that the deadline for 2011 freshman admission applications at the Seattle campus has been moved to Dec. 15. Freshman applications for 2011 will now be received between Oct. 1 and Dec. 15, 2010, with applicants for autumn quarter being notified of their admissions status between March 15… Read More


UW Yakima Valley GEAR UP Parent Oscar Hernandez Wins National Honor

UW Yakima Valley GEAR UP Parent Oscar Hernandez Wins National Honor

SEATTLE – University of Washington Yakima Valley GEAR UP parent Oscar Hernandez was one of five individuals presented the 2010 National Council for Community and Education Partnerships GEAR UP Parent Leadership Award in Washington, D.C., July 20. The honor was presented at the NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference and recognized parents or family leaders who have… Read More


UW Student Garners LSAMP Outstanding Engineering Mentor Award

UW Student Garners LSAMP Outstanding Engineering Mentor Award

SEATTLE – Ike Nwaneshiudu, a doctoral student and research assistant in the University of Washington chemical engineering department, was recently presented the 2010 Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Outstanding Engineering Mentor award by Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange. Nwaneshiudu was nominated by undergraduate Evangeline Drink… Read More


OMA&D and Campus Partners Host Successful Alumni Remix

OMA&D and Campus Partners Host Successful Alumni Remix

SEATTLE – Approximately 250 alumni of color and friends of diversity enjoyed an exciting evening of networking and entertainment at the second annual Alumni Remix, held Friday, July 16, at the Rainier Chapter House in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The event was hosted by the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) and various… Read More


UW Awarded Five-Year College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Grant

UW Awarded Five-Year College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Grant

SEATTLE – Earning a degree from the University of Washington just became a great deal easier for students from migrant and seasonal farm worker backgrounds due to a five-year, $1.9 million grant funded by the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) in the U.S. Department of Education, the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D)… Read More