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  • 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.

  • Katherine McDermott Featured Image

    September 11, 2014

    Making a Difference: The Gift of Studying Abroad

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    In 2008, Katherine E. McDermott, in honor of her grandmother, Roseanna Wabel McDermott (1909–2007), established an endowed fund that is helping students who want to explore the world.

  • Melissa Raap with 2013 graduate Athena Marsden

    September 10, 2014

    UW Champions Program To Receive National Angels in Adoption Award

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) will honor the UW Champions Program as an Angel in Adoption™ at an awards ceremony and gala in Washington, D.C., Sept. 16-17.

  • Campus Walker

    September 8, 2014

    Campus Walker Fall 2014

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    OMA&D Associate Vice President for Assessment Emile Pitre, also known as the “Campus Walker,” captures some incredible images during his walks throughout the UW campus. Here is a glimpse at a few recent shots.

  • 2014 GEAR UP EDI Student Leadership Camp

    August 29, 2014

    GEAR UP EDI Summer Programs Help Students Succeed in College

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    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

    August 14, 2014

    Therese Mar, Robin Neal Selected to Lead the IC, EOP

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    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.

  • 2014 Ambassadors Graduation Thumbnail

    June 23, 2014

    Class of 2014 Boasts Stellar Group of OMA&D Ambassadors

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    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.

  • 2014 ACS Spring Recognition Featured Image

    June 22, 2014

    Students, Staff & Faculty Honored at 2014 ACS Spring Recognition Reception

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Academic Counseling Services honored students, staff and faculty at its annual Spring Recognition Reception held at the Peterson Room in the Allen Library, May 1.

  • Students stand behind Governor Inslee and smile

    June 18, 2014

    Statewide Summit to Help Undocumented Students Takes Place Friday at UW

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    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.

  • No Longer Invisible Project

    June 12, 2014

    No Longer Invisible Project Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    To commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in May, University of Washington students, staff, faculty and alumni shared their personal stories of identity in the “No Longer Invisible: In Their Own Words” project.

  • Pedro Arellano-Camarena with President Young

    June 5, 2014

    Hurtado, Student Scholars Honored at 44th Annual Celebration

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    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.

  • 2014 Samuel E. Kelly Lecture

    June 1, 2014

    UW Community Attends 10th Annual Kelly Lecture

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    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.

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