The Power of Giving Back Alumni Spotlight – Derrick Mar

The Power of Giving Back Alumni Spotlight – Derrick Mar

The Chief Technology Officer at Varolii Corporation in Seattle, University of Washington alum Derrick Mar (’85) serves as a career mentor for current UW students interested in computer science and technology fields. For a young DERRICK MAR, all it took was a high school field trip to the Pacific Science Center to solidify his future… Read More


OMA&D Mourns the Loss of FEOP Advisory Board Member Ernie Aguilar

OMA&D Mourns the Loss of FEOP Advisory Board Member Ernie Aguilar

A long-standing member of the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program (FEOP) Advisory Board, Ernest (Ernie) Aguilar passed away with his family at his side, Monday, March 15, 2010. He was 90. Aguilar served 20 years in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II,… Read More


UW and WSU Tri-Cities Launch Early Outreach Partnership Website

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The University of Washington and Washington State GEAR UP Programs have come together to document and share some of the promising best practices in early outreach. This collection of information will offer guidance to individuals who provide early outreach services to students and parents without having to invest additional time in developing the concepts of… Read More


OMA&D Spring 2010 E-Newsletter

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Welcome to the spring edition of E-news! As we turn the corner into 2010, I am excited to inform you, our alumni and friends, about upcoming activities and share the success of past events. The theme of this edition is “The Power of Giving Back” with a special emphasis on the science, technology, engineering and… Read More


The Power of Giving Back

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Three UW alumni, Jeet Bindra, Dr. Anita Connell and Derrick Mar, are making a point to give back to the UW and their respective communities. Click on their names to read their stories.


ECC Hosts 7th Annual Women of Color Reception

ECC Hosts 7th Annual Women of Color Reception

The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), along with Housing and Food Services and the Women’s Center, hosted the seventh annual Women of Color Reception on Wednesday, March 3, in the Walker-Ames Room at Kane Hall. UW women’s basketball coach Tia Jackson served as the keynote speaker for the event entitled… Read More


Diversifying Our Professional Workforce Speaker Series

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U.S. District Court Judge Richard Jones and lawyers Constance Proctor and Daniel Gandara participated in the Law and Justice expert panel, Feb. 24. Read more…


EOP Students Honored At Winter Recognition Reception

EOP Students Honored At Winter Recognition Reception

The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) held its 2010 Winter Recognition Reception on Thurs., Feb. 11, at Kane Hall to honor the efforts of outstanding Education Opportunity Program (EOP) students who achieved high academic success in their first quarter at UW. The event included the presentation of several awards to students based on… Read More


Fourth Annual African Heritage Unity Celebration

Event leaders and special guests led the singing of the  Black National and African National Anthem.

The UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) participated in the fourth annual African Heritage Unity Celebration held at Seattle Central Community College, Sat., Feb. 6. The event served as a celebration of African cultural heritage and allowed participants to share in community resources. Many different exhibitors, including representatives from OMA&D, were on hand… Read More


OMA&D Participates In Husky Promise Tour

OMA&D Participates In Husky Promise Tour

Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange was one of several UW leaders who took part in the Husky Promise Student/Leadership Tour, Jan. 25 through Feb. 16. UW administrators and students traveled across the state to raise awareness of Husky Promise which guarantees that financial challenges will not stand… Read More