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July 3, 2012

GEAR UP EDI Summer Institute Prepares Educators for New State Standards

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Sixty middle and high school GEAR UP educators from across the state converged on the UW campus for a summer institute hosted by OMA&D’s GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Educator Development Initiative (EDI), June 25-29, at the McCarty Residence Hall. The week-long institute, “The Common Core: Preparing GEAR UP Students…


June 27, 2012

Yakima Valley GEAR UP Featured in Tu Decides

Yakima Valley GEAR UP featured in Tu Decides

OMA&D’s Yakima Valley GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) and CACG (College Access Challenge Grant) programs were featured in the June 22 edition of Tu Decides, a bilingual newspaper distributed across the state. Read more…


June 18, 2012

OMA&D Student Blog is Back

OMA&D Student Blog is Back

The blog kicked off last summer with entries from students participating in OMA&D-affiliated study abroad programs and will again feature the experiences of our students as they travel the globe in 2012. Be sure to check the blog frequently for updates throughout the summer. Read more…


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

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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…



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