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August 26, 2011

Ethnic Cultural Center Renovation Update

Ethnic Cultural Center Renovation Update

Exciting progress continues to be made on the renovation project for the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s Ethnic Cultural Center. On Friday, August 19, the walls containing the historic murals in the ECC were extracted from the building and transferred to a facility where they will be stored under archival conditions until being reinstalled…


President Young Meets Minority Community Leaders

President Young Meets Minority Community Leaders

Nearly 100 regional minority community and civic leaders had the opportunity to meet newly appointed University of Washington President Michael K. Young at a special reception held in Kane Hall, August 16. President Young, along with his wife Marti, greeted and became acquainted with members of the President’s Minority Community Advisory Committee, as well as…


OMA&D and Partners Host Alumni Soirée

OMA&D and Partners Host Alumni Soirée

Over 100 alumni of color and friends of diversity enjoyed an exciting evening of networking and entertainment at the third annual Alumni Soirée on Friday, August 12, at The Landing in Seattle’s University District. The event was hosted by the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D), as well as campus sponsors the Foster…


August 24, 2011

Del Rosario To Receive 2011 Diversity Award for Community Building

Del Rosario To Receive 2011 Diversity Award for Community Building

Cynthia del Rosario (’94, ’96), director for Graduate Minority Recruitment and Retention at the UW Information School, has been named the recipient of the 2011 University of Washington Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Community Building Award. The award will be presented at the Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) Bridging the Gap…


August 11, 2011

UW Business Diversity Program Hosts Annual Catering Event

UW Business Diversity Program Hosts Annual Catering Event

Approximately 200 University of Washington faculty and staff members attended the fourth annual UW Business Diversity Connections Catering Event held in Kane Hall, Wednesday, August 10. This annual event serves a way for staff members from various departments to learn about potential catering options for future events. It includes time to network with the caterers…


August 2, 2011

UW’s Veronica Quintero Crowned Miss Seafair

UW’s Veronica Quintero Crowned Miss Seafair

University of Washington student and College Assistance Migrant Program peer mentor Veronica Quintero was named Miss Seafair 2011 in a coronation ceremony in Seattle on Sat., July 30. The 62nd annual honor is a part of the Seafair Scholarship Program for Women which gives young women the opportunity to celebrate the diversity of the Puget…


July 21, 2011

OMA&D Web Site Launches Student Blog

OMA&D Web Site Launches Student Blog

The new page debuts with entries from students participating in OMA&D-affiliated study abroad programs in Barbados and Ghana. Be sure to check the blog frequently for updates throughout the summer. Read more…


July 11, 2011

UW Students Competing for Title of Miss Seafair

UW Students Competing for Title of Miss Seafair

Several UW students, including College Assistance Migrant Program peer mentor Veronica Quintero, are participating in the 2011 Seafair Scholarship Program for Women. A communication major who recently completed her second-year at UW, Quintero (Mattawa, Wash.) was crowned Miss Hispanic Seafair on May 21. She will represent the Hispanic community in the competition which culminates with…


July 7, 2011

Register Today for the 2011 Alumni Soirée

Register Today for the 2011 Alumni Soirée

Alumni of color and friends of diversity are invited to join OMA&D, as well as several campus sponsors and partners, for an evening of celebration, networking, great food, and music at the The Landing on Friday, August 12. Read more… 


July 5, 2011

UW State GEAR UP’s College Planning Series Reaches Out to Students, Parents

UW State GEAR UP’s College Planning Series Reaches Out to Students, Parents

As part of the continued mission of preparing low-income students for entering and succeeding in post-secondary education, the University of Washington State GEAR UP Project offered a College Planning Series over the course of the year that included regional workshops on college applications, scholarships, and the transition to life after high school for seniors in…



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