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  • Colleen Fukui-Sketchley

    February 18, 2015

    Colleen Fukui-Sketchley To Receive UW’s 2015 Odegaard Award

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    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.

  • Sheila Edwards Lange

    January 28, 2015

    Message from the Vice President and Vice Provost – Winter 2015 eNews

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    The 2014 calendar year wrapped up with some exciting events and as we turn the corner into 2015, there is no shortage of new milestones to anticipate. This edition of OMA&D eNews offers a glimpse at some of our recent highlights and upcoming opportunities for our alumni and friends to get involved.

  • Emile and Enrique

    January 28, 2015

    OMA&D Recognizes Retirements of Four Leaders

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Over 80 years of combined service to the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity. This is what OMA&D is bidding farewell to as four of its leaders – Enrique Morales, Emile Pitre, Karlotta Rosebaugh and Betty Schmitz – retire during the 2014-15 academic year.

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    January 28, 2015

    Conversation Circle Helps UW Community Discuss Ferguson Events

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Around 60 University of Washington students, faculty, staff and community members gathered at OMA&D’s (OMA&D) Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) on Fri., Dec. 5, for a special Conversation Circle to discuss events surrounding the late-November grand jury decision in the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

  • Jesse Jackson

    January 15, 2015

    An Evening with the Rev. Jesse Jackson

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Civil rights activist and former presidential candidate Rev. Jesse Jackson visited the University of Washington to speak about the importance of diversity in the technology industry during a special event at Kane Hall, Dec. 2.

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    January 12, 2015

    Alumni Q&A with Richard Larkins, ‘84

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Richard Larkins’ roots are in Seattle, Washington. His career path as a tax lawyer, however, has taken him to the “other” Washington – D.C. to be exact. Larkins recently took time to reflect on his Husky Experience, his professional journey and what inspires him to give back.

  • Campus Walker

    January 12, 2015

    Campus Walker Winter 2015

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    OMA&D’s Campus Walker and resident photographer Emile Pitre recently retired from the UW after over three decades of service. He will continue to contribute to this photo gallery series, but to honor his retirement we feature some of his most memorable shots since the series began in 2011.

  • 2014 UW Homecoming Court

    December 15, 2014

    UW Homecoming Court Features OMA&D Ambassadors

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    When the 2014 UW Homecoming Court was announced on W Day, Oct. 24, OMA&D saw some familiar faces.

  • 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.

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    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).

  • 2014 Instructional Center Reunion Mixer

    November 15, 2014

    Alumni Gather for Instructional Center Reunion Mixer

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Former users of the OMA&D Instructional Center (IC), as well as current and former staff members, came together to reminisce during a special alumni reunion mixer held at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, Oct. 23. The reunion was the first of its kind for alumni and friends that have either been associated with…

  • 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.

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