Pitre Receives UW Health Sciences Distinguished Service Award

Emile Pitre

OMA&D associate vice president for assessment Emile Pitre, ’69, received the UW Health Sciences Distinguished Service Award for Community Service and Volunteerism at its 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute, Jan. 16. The award honors an individual or group who exemplifies Dr. King’s principles through a commitment to addressing community needs, particularly in low-income or… Read More


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

Sheila Edwards Lange

Happy New Year to our alumni and friends! Winter quarter is underway and it is a great time to share another edition of OMA&D eNews with you. We celebrated some significant milestones in the fall and have some exciting events to look forward to in 2014. In his annual address to the university community on… Read More


Community Leaders, Donors Attend Holiday Open House

2013 Holiday Open House

UW Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange hosted a holiday open house for community leaders and donors, Dec. 5. In attendance were members of the UW President’s Minority Community Advisory Committee, UW administrators, donors to OMA&D scholarships and programs, and prominent community members who strive to improve the… Read More


Visiting Professor Stephanie Fryberg Delivers DRI Brown Bag Lecture

Stephanie Fryberg Delivers DRI Brown Bag Lecture

Tulalip Tribal member and visiting professor Stephanie Fryberg delivered a Diversity Research Institute-sponsored Brown Bag Lecture on Nov. 13, at Parrington Hall. Fryberg’s talk titled “Culturally Grounded Interventions to Enhance Academic Performance” addressed how today’s typical teaching model doesn’t necessarily match the understanding of “self” held by many students, including Native Americans and first-generation students…. Read More


Alumni Q&A with Lori Anunciacion-Mina

Lori Anunciacion-Mina

Lori Anunciacion-Mina, ’87, ’09, is a proud UW alumna who has served on the Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program (FEOP) board for the last six years. She recently answered some questions about her experience as a UW student, how OMA&D impacted her educational journey and what inspires her to ensure that today’s Huskies have… Read More


EOP Students Named to 2013 Homecoming Court

2013 UW Homecoming Court

Four UW students who utilize services from the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) were named to the 2013 Homecoming Court and recognized during the Husky football game versus California, Oct. 26. Annah Mwendar and Tony Vo received top honors, earning the title of queen and king and a $1,000 scholarship… Read More


OMA&D Mourns Loss of Roy Pleasant

Roy Pleasant, '71

The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) mourns the loss of former recruitment coordinator Roy L. Pleasant, ’71, who passed away on Nov. 2, at the age of 65. After graduating from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in history, Pleasant worked with underrepresented, low-income and first generation students in OMA&D from… Read More


President Young Seeking MCAC Nominations

President Young Meets Minority Community Leaders

University of Washington President Michael Young is seeking individuals to serve on the President’s Minority Community Advisory Committee (MCAC). The MCAC is a 15-member committee whose mission is to advise and assist the University President concerning ways to attract and retain students, faculty, and staff of color and strengthen the connections of those individuals, and… Read More


OMA&D IC Instructor, Ambassador Among MAP Scholarship Recipients

2013 MAP Breakfast Scholarship Recipients

Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) chemistry instructor Scott Fung and Recruitment & Outreach ambassador Kamaria Carnes were among the students honored at the 19th annual Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) “Bridging the Gap Breakfast” held at the Husky Union Building, Oct. 26. Joining Fung and Carnes as 2013 MAP scholarship recipients were Svetlana Belikova,… Read More


UW and Regional Tribes Celebrate Longhouse Groundbreaking

Intellectual House Groudbreaking

A dream 40 years in the making took one step closer to becoming reality when the University of Washington joined regional tribal members to celebrate the groundbreaking for a Native American longhouse-style facility, on the UW campus, Oct. 25. Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ, pronounced “wah-sheb-altuh (click here for the audio)” and the Lushootseed language name for “Intellectual House,”… Read More