Message from the Vice President and Vice Provost – Fall 2014 eNews

Sheila Edwards Lange

Fall quarter is underway and campus is buzzing again with the excitement of another academic year. It also means UW Homecoming and the Instructional Center Reunion are right around the corner. We hope to see many of you in the coming weeks.


Champions Program Recognized on National Stage

Rachel Scott with First Lady Michelle Obama

The Angels in Adoption Award and a visit to the White House for freshman Rachel Scott highlight recent accolades for the OMA&D program that provides college access and support for youth in foster care.


Area High School Teachers Receive MESA’s Mona Bailey Leadership Award

2014 Mona Bailey Award Winners Earle McWright and Auiilani De La Cruz

Auliilani De La Cruz from Mariner High School in Everett and Earle McWright from Washington High School in Tacoma received the 2014 Mona Bailey Teacher Leadership Award at the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Board of Directors dinner at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac, Sept. 12.


Welcome Daze Introduces New Huskies to Campus

Welcome Daze 2014 Featured Image

OMA&D introduced new students and their families to the UW at its annual orientation event, Welcome Daze, held in conjunction with Dawg Daze on Sept. 19, at the Husky Union Building.


OMA&D Recognizes New and Recently Tenured Faculty

Chris Teuton Featured Image

As the 2014 fall quarter commences, OMA&D is pleased to recognize the latest group of faculty engaged in diversity-related research, teaching or service who are recently tenured or new to the UW. Included in this group is the new chair of American Indian Studies, Chris Teuton (pictured).


Alumni Q&A with Toyia Taylor, ’97

Toyia Taylor

Toyia Taylor, ’97, is the CEO and founder of we.app, a company that teaches professionals and youth how to enhance their voice through public speaking. She recently took some time to reflect on her Husky Experience and what inspires her spirit of giving back to both the UW and local communities.


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.