2009 Eastern Washington Scholars Reception

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On Saturday, August 29, 2009 the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity hosted the third annual Eastern Washington Scholars Reception at the Desert Wind Winery in Prosser, Washington. This reception recognized incoming University of Washington (UW) freshmen scholars, their family, friends, the community and UW alumni. The honored scholars represented various schools from the Yakima… Read More


$2.6 million grant

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A regional alliance of colleges, universities, support organizations and science centers will be working together to double the number of bachelor’s degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics awarded to underrepresented minorities within the next five years. Read more…


Ricardo Aguirre

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Chicano activist Ricardo Aguirre fought for social change. Ricardo Aguirre had many identities: A poor kid from a California border town. A die-hard Husky. A businessman. But every time he spoke before an audience — which was often — he began with this one: “My name is Ricardo Aguirre and I am a Chicano.” Ricardo… Read More


Fabiola Viveros

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Fabiola Viveros has been crowned as Miss Hispanic SEAFAIR 2009 by the Hispanic SEAFAIR Scholarship Program for Women. Miss Viveros is a proud student of the University of Washington and has served as a Student Ambassador for the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity. Among her duties as Miss Hispanic SEAFAIR, Miss Viveros will encourage… Read More


Leadership Team

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Meet the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Leadership Team Read more…


RSVP to the Alumni Remix

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The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, in partnership with the UW Foster School of Business, Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program (GO MAP), College of Education, Information School and the Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP), bring you the Alumni Remix an evening of celebration, networking, great food and music. Read more…


OMA&D E-newsletter

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Greetings alumni and friends, Welcome to the inaugural issue of the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity E-newsletter. Read more…


Urrea Lecture and Reception

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The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) hosted an evening with Luis Alberto Urrea, author of the University of Washington common book, The Devil’s Highway on Thursday, October 23, 2008. The evening consisted of an informal discussion, in which student’s questions were answered, followed by an autograph session, and a reception. Born in Tijuana,… Read More


Fiesta Patrias Parade

Fiesta Patrias Parade

On Saturday September 14, 2008, University of Washington representatives from the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, showed their school pride at the annual Seattle Fiestas Patrias Parade. Las Fiestas Patrias or “Patriotic Holidays” is the celebration of independence of Latin American countries from colonial rule. This celebration is very similar to the Fourth of… Read More