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  • UW to Participate in National First-Generation College Celebration on November 8

    November 5, 2017

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

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    To recognize the celebration and demonstrate their presence to students, faculty and staff on all three UW campuses who were first-generation college students have been invited to wear “I Am First-Generation” buttons.


  • OMA&D Announces Second Round of Diversity and Inclusion Seed Grants

    October 25, 2017

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

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    Proposals are now being accepted for grants intended to support the work of administrative and academic units across the UW's tri-campus community that advance the goals of the Diversity Blueprint.


  • The Jardines: Inspired to Support Student Success

    October 20, 2017

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    OMA&D donors Dan and Linda Jardine

    After experiencing the impact that OMA&D support programs have on the lives of students, Linda and Dan Jardine are bequesting 50 percent of their estate to wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ - Intellectual House.


  • Alumni & Friends Gather for Husky Football Viewing Party

    October 18, 2017

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

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    Alumni and friends of the OMA&D community came together to cheer on the nationally-ranked UW football team versus Arizona State at a special viewing party at the Tap House Grill in downtown Seattle, Oct. 14.


  • OMA&D Introduces New Huskies to the UW at Welcome Daze Kick-off Luncheon

    September 29, 2017

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    2017 Welcome Daze

    The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity introduced first-year students and their families to the UW at its annual Welcome Daze Kick-off Luncheon at the Husky Union Building, Sept. 22.


  • UW Leadership: Committed to our DACA Dreamers

    September 5, 2017

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

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    UW President Ana Mari Cauce and Vice President for Minority Affairs & Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer Rickey Hall respond to the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.


  • POD Features VP Rickey Hall in Leadership Interview

    August 30, 2017

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

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    UW Professional & Organizational Development featured a Q&A with OMA&D Vice President Rickey Hall in the latest issue of Leading Edge


  • President Cauce: Reflections on the tragedy of Charlottesville

    August 14, 2017

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

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    UW President Ana Mari Cauce shared a message with the campus community regarding her reflections on the tragedy that took place in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.


  • OMA&D Mourns Passing of Former VP Herman Lujan

    June 9, 2017

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Herman Lujan

    Dr. Herman Lujan, who served as the vice president for Minority Affairs from 1978-1988, passed away on Tues., May 30, at the age of 81.


  • Harrells, Student Scholars Honored at 47th Annual Celebration

    May 31, 2017

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Celebration featured image - Starla Sampaco with President Ana Mari Cauce

    UW Regent Joanne Harrell, ’76, ’79, and Seattle City Council President Bruce Harrell, ’79, ’84, received the Odegaard Award and several outstanding student scholarship recipients were recognized at the 47th annual Celebration, May 16.


  • OMA&D's Sharifova, Washington MESA to Receive Honors at UW Awards of Excellence Ceremony

    May 31, 2017

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

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    OMA&D student Narmina Sharifova will receive a President’s Medal and the Washington MESA team will receive a Distinguished Staff Award at the UW’s 47th annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony in Meany Hall, June 8.


  • Community Graduation Ceremonies to Celebrate Class of 2017

    May 8, 2017

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

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    OMA&D and the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center will join campus partners to celebrate the Class of 2017 by hosting their annual community graduation ceremonies, June 2-9.