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Committee and Sponsors

Black Graduation Sponsors

The success of this event is due to the support and partnerships with various stakeholders who have dedicated time, resources and space. We want to thank them all for their contributions and for supporting the 2022 graduates, including the Black Graduation Planning Committee. Below is a list of our donors and sponsors:

  • UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity
  • UW Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
  • UW Multicultural Alumni Partnership
  • UW Health Sciences Center Minority Students Program
  • UW Black Opportunity Fund
  • UW Alene Moris Women’s Center
  • UW Intercollegiate Athletics

Black Graduation Committee

The UW Black Graduation Planning Committee (BGPC) is comprised of students, faculty and staff who are charged with the planning and coordination of this annual event. The committee and student groups voted in 2019 to move the committee under the Associated Students of University of Washington Black Student Commission (ASUW BSC).
Listed below are the 2022 committee members:
Chair: ASUW BSC: Navon Morgan
Staff Co-Chair: Paul Metellus
Staff Members

  • Adiam Tesfay
  • Brian Tracey
  • Dani Smith
  • James Flowers
  • Karen Beaudry
  • Kenneth ‘KaeBee’ Burns
  • Keondra Rustan
  • Phil Hunt
  • Senait Habte
  • Tamara Long
  • Trina Reid
  • Tyneshia Valdez
  • Zachary McKinlay
  • Zynovia Hetherington

Student Members

  • Emanuel Tesfaye
  • Fadumo Roble
  • Kyle Johnson
  • Olivia Tucker
  • MaKayla Kelby
  • Miriame Diawara