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


OMA&D Mourns Passing of Bill Baker

Baker, Bill_featured_image

The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) mourns the loss of former colleague William (Bill) Baker, ’60, ’73, who passed away on Sept. 28, at the age of 79. Baker was one of Samuel E. Kelly’s first administrative staff members when the Educational Opportunity Program and OMA&D was established, and his tenure in the… Read More


Alumni and Friends Celebrate Homecoming at The Weekend

The Weekend

A large group of alumni and friends joined the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) to celebrate UW Homecoming at The Weekend, Oct. 26. Guests packed OMA&D’s tent in The Zone to enjoy tailgating festivities before cheering on the UW football team to a 41-17 victory over California at Husky Stadium. The tailgate featured… Read More


San Antonio Mayor Urges UW Students to Pass on “Baton of Opportunity”

Julian Castro

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, the youngest mayor of a Top-50 United States city, spoke to a group of University of Washington students, faculty and staff during a luncheon at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), Oct. 23. Castro, 39, was in Seattle to present a talk about sustainable cities at Town Hall… Read More


Community Luncheons Usher in Another School Year

2013 Kelly ECC Community Luncheons

Each year, the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) hosts a series of community luncheons to welcome incoming freshmen and transfer students to the UW and celebrate their acceptance into the university. New students have the opportunity to network with student leaders, faculty and staff, as well as build community with their peers. Each… Read More


Washington MESA Supports State Adoption of Next Generation Science Standards

Washington MESA

Washington MESA leadership, teachers and students played a role in the review process for a new set of K-12 state science standards, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), officially adopted earlier this month. Gov. Jay Inslee and State Superintendent Randy Dorn made the announcement at Cascade Middle School in the Highline School District, Oct. 4…. Read More