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.

Hurtado, Student Scholars Honored at 44th Annual Celebration

Pedro Arellano-Camarena with President Young

Denny Hurtado received the University of Washington’s Charles E. Odegaard Award and several outstanding student scholarship recipients were recognized at the 44th annual Celebration, Fête and Honors held May 22, at UW’s Husky Union Building.

UW Community Attends 10th Annual Kelly Lecture

2014 Samuel E. Kelly Lecture

Cheryl A. Metoyer’s lecture titled “Are We There Yet? The Four Directions in Native American Higher Education,” examined the challenges and experiences of Native American students in their pursuit of higher education.

No Longer Invisible: Min Jung Moon

Min Moon

“I am not just an American, Korean, and a follower of Mormon faith. I am so much more than that. I am a person of wonder, heart, gratitude, and unique struggles and aspirations – just like everyone else.”