Making a Difference: The Gift of Studying Abroad

Katherine McDermott Featured Image

In 2008, Katherine E. McDermott, in honor of her grandmother, Roseanna Wabel McDermott (1909–2007), established an endowed fund that is helping students who want to explore the world.


Campus Walker Fall 2014

Campus Walker

OMA&D Associate Vice President for Assessment Emile Pitre, also known as the “Campus Walker,” captures some incredible images during his walks throughout the UW campus. Here is a glimpse at a few recent shots.


Second Annual Rising SEAs Conference Inspires High School Students

2014 Rising SEAS Conference

Thirty high school students from the Seattle area attended the second annual Rising SEAs Conference, Aug. 23. Hosted by the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s (OMA&D) Recruitment and Outreach team, the event was aimed to encourage and foster the leadership of underrepresented Southeast Asians and other Asian Americans.


GEAR UP EDI Summer Programs Help Students Succeed in College

2014 GEAR UP EDI Student Leadership Camp

Just because it’s summer, doesn’t mean that educators and students stop learning. That was especially true for those who attended the recent events sponsored by the GEAR UP Educator Development Initiative (EDI) at the University of Washington.


Therese Mar, Robin Neal Selected to Lead the IC, EOP

Therese Mar

Longtime OMA&D staff members Therese Mar and Robin Neal were recently appointed to serve as directors of the Instructional Center (IC) and Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), respectively.


Class of 2014 Boasts Stellar Group of OMA&D Ambassadors

2014 Ambassadors Graduation Thumbnail

They studied abroad in more than five countries, held internships at some of the nation’s top companies, conducted research around the globe, and provided campus tours and student panels to more than 1,000 pre-college students.


Statewide Summit to Help Undocumented Students Takes Place Friday at UW

Students stand behind Governor Inslee and smile

The University of Washington will join several universities from across the state to host the HB 1079 Summit: A Decade of Dreaming, Friday, June 20, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) on the UW campus.