May 25, 2015
“I have more than one home. I was born in Burma. So that could be my motherland. I like to call Kent, WA my home, too, because I grew up there. I belong here. I am part of this community. I’m one of the few students from Burma attending the University of Washington.”
May 22, 2015
“While my parents left all that they had in the Philippines in order to give my sisters and I all that we have now, the only thing my parents did not give us was their native tongue.”
May 21, 2015
Colleen Fukui-Sketchley, ’94, received the University of Washington’s Charles E. Odegaard Award and several outstanding student scholarship recipients were recognized at the 45th annual Celebration held May 7, at UW’s Husky Union Building.
April 27, 2015
OMA&D and the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center will join campus partners to celebrate the Class of 2015 by hosting its annual community graduation ceremonies, June 4-12.
April 13, 2015
Spring is a busy time of year for all of us affiliated with the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity. We recently celebrated the grand opening of our new Native American longhouse-style facility and now are getting ready to host the annual Kelly Lecture and EOP Celebration. We hope to see many of our alumni and friends in the coming weeks.
April 2, 2015
University of Washington English professor Shawn Wong, who has designed and led numerous study abroad classes over the last 18 years, will address the importance of academic travel when he presents the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s (OMA&D) 11th annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Thursday, April 16.
April 1, 2015
A passionate dream over 40 years in the making fueled the construction of this Native American longhouse-style facility, otherwise known as wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House. Its cedar walls could barely contain the hundreds of UW and area tribal community members that came together for a two-day celebration to honor its grand opening, March 12-13.
March 19, 2015
Retired OMA&D Associate Vice President Emile Pitre, also known as the “Campus Walker,” has been photographing beautiful images of campus throughout the last several years. His latest gallery highlights UW’s iconic cherry blossom trees as they take center stage in the spring.
March 4, 2015
Over 200 faculty and staff from all three University of Washington campuses came together to share and learn from the work being done to meet goals set by the UW Diversity Blueprint.
February 18, 2015
Through her leadership in the private sector and volunteer efforts both on campus and in the community, Fukui-Sketchley has spent two decades advocating for diversity in the workforce and access to higher education.
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