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  • Leny Valerio featured

    December 3, 2014

    Leny Valerio-Buford: A History of Helping Others Reach A Higher Education

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    The director of OMA&D’s Upward Bound program was recently featured in the Northwest Asian Weekly and will be honored by the newspaper as a top contributor to the Asian community at a special event, Dec. 5.

  • Jesse Jackson_web_featured_image

    December 1, 2014

    Rev. Jesse Jackson to Speak at UW Tuesday

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    The Rev. Jesse Jackson, civil rights activist and former presidential candidate, will visit the University of Washington to discuss the importance of diversity in the technology industry at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Kane Hall (Room 130).

  • UAF Hackathon Team Featured Image

    November 12, 2014

    OMA&D Students Competing in UAF Hackathon at Microsoft

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Sophomore Gizelle Gando, junior Awet Alazar, senior Yuriana Garcia Tellez and sophomore Ying Dang comprise the UW team that will code and present a live demonstration of a mobile application for Windows Mobile.

  • Andy Pascua

    November 10, 2014

    OMA&D Mourns Loss of Colleague Andy Pascua

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    The UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) mourns the loss of GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Assistant Director Andy Pascua, who passed away on Wed., Nov. 5.

  • 2014 Kelly ECC Community Luncheons

    October 30, 2014

    Community Luncheons Usher in 2014 Academic Year

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) hosts a series of annual community luncheons to welcome incoming freshmen and transfer students to the UW and celebrate their acceptance into the university.

  • 2014 The Weekend

    October 28, 2014

    Alumni and Friends Celebrate 2014 Homecoming with OMA&D

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    A large group of alumni and friends braved a cold, rainy and windy night to celebrate UW Homecoming with the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) at The Weekend, Oct. 25.

  • Sheila Edwards Lange

    October 10, 2014

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

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Fall quarter is underway and campus is buzzing again with the excitement of another academic year. It also means UW Homecoming and the Instructional Center Reunion are right around the corner. We hope to see many of you in the coming weeks.

  • Rachel Scott with First Lady Michelle Obama

    October 8, 2014

    Champions Program Recognized on National Stage

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    The Angels in Adoption Award and a visit to the White House for freshman Rachel Scott highlight recent accolades for the OMA&D program that provides college access and support for youth in foster care.

  • 2014 Mona Bailey Award Winners Earle McWright and Auiilani De La Cruz

    October 2, 2014

    Area High School Teachers Receive MESA’s Mona Bailey Leadership Award

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Auliilani De La Cruz from Mariner High School in Everett and Earle McWright from Washington High School in Tacoma received the 2014 Mona Bailey Teacher Leadership Award at the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Board of Directors dinner at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac, Sept. 12.

  • Welcome Daze 2014 Featured Image

    September 25, 2014

    Welcome Daze Introduces New Huskies to Campus

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    OMA&D introduced new students and their families to the UW at its annual orientation event, Welcome Daze, held in conjunction with Dawg Daze on Sept. 19, at the Husky Union Building.

  • Chris Teuton Featured Image

    September 22, 2014

    OMA&D Recognizes New and Recently Tenured Faculty

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    As the 2014 fall quarter commences, OMA&D is pleased to recognize the latest group of faculty engaged in diversity-related research, teaching or service who are recently tenured or new to the UW. Included in this group is the new chair of American Indian Studies, Chris Teuton (pictured).

  • Toyia Taylor

    September 15, 2014

    Alumni Q&A with Toyia Taylor, '97

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Toyia Taylor, '97, is the CEO and founder of, a company that teaches professionals and youth how to enhance their voice through public speaking. She recently took some time to reflect on her Husky Experience and what inspires her spirit of giving back to both the UW and local communities.

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