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  • Remembering the Legacy of E.J. Brisker

    November 15, 2023

    Emanual J. (EJ) Brisker Jr., ’70, passed away on September 21, 2023, at the age of 80. The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity and the University of Washington owe Brisker a debt of gratitude for his activism as a student, and beyond, that led to the establishment of OMA&D and laid the foundation for many of our access programs…

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  • OMA&D Congratulates Alumna Evangelina Galvan Shreeve

    September 18, 2023

    EVANGELINA GALVAN SHREEVE - Chief Diversity Officer and Director of STEM Education, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    The US Department of Energy announced earlier this month that Evangelina Galvan Shreeve (’89, ’96)  will receive a 2023 Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Award from the Clean Energy & Empowerment (C3E) during the C3E Annual Symposium, Sept. 27-28. C3E a public-private sector collaboration focused on advancing women in the energy sector, led by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)…

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  • OMA&D Remembers Trailblazing Artist Alfredo Arreguin

    May 2, 2023

    The late celebrated artist Alfredo Arreguin smiling in front of one of his pieces of art

    Alfredo Arreguin ‘67, ’69, passed on April 24, 2023, at the age of 88. Many articles have been written about Arreguin and his journey from his home country of Mexico to the University of Washington, his early life struggles, his draft service into the Korean war, and his world-renowned success as an artist. A biographical essay by Sheila Farr from…

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  • OMA&D Alum Ricardo Ruiz – We Had Our Reasons

    November 14, 2022

    Book Reading UW alum and former OMA&D student and now author, Ricardo Ruiz (’21), has published a book of poetry titled We Had Our Reasons. As described by Ruiz, it is a collection of poems he created in collaboration with other members of the Mexican farm community in Eastern Washington. “The poems, vivid and pointed, guide the reader through the…

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  • Chenoa Henry (Tulalip) Appointed Director of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House

    July 1, 2022

    Photo of Chenoa Henry standing in front of water

    The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Chenoa Henry (Tulalip) as the new director for OMA&D’s wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House. Henry’s appointment will begin on August 1, 2022. Chenoa is a Tulalip tribal member and has served as manager of the Grants and Self-Governance Department for Tulalip Tribes of Washington. She has…

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  • UWAA Recognizes Alumni with Deep Ties to OMA&D

    June 16, 2021

    Join OMA&D in congratulating two long time OMA&D partners for their recent awards and honors from the UWAA. Both recipients have deep ties and a demonstrated commitment to OMA&D and the University of Washington. Through their efforts UW continues to become a more diverse and equitable community for faculty, staff, and students. Colleen Fukui-Sketchley Colleen Fukui-Sketchley has been awarded the…

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  • Alumni Gather to Cheer on Husky Football

    November 23, 2016

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    OMA&D alumni and friends came together to cheer on the nationally-ranked UW football team to a 66-27 victory over the California Golden Bears at a special viewing party at the Tap House Grill in downtown Seattle, Nov. 5.

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  • OMA&D’s Magdalena Fonseca To Receive UW Distinguished Staff Award

    May 31, 2016

    Magdalena Fonseca

    Magdalena Fonseca, associate director for the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), will be honored at the UW’s 46th annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony on June 9 (3:30 p.m.), at Meany Hall Auditorium.

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  • Rosa Ramirez

    May 22, 2012

    Rosa Ramirez

    Rosa is a UW graduate with a B.A. in Art History (’04). She completed her master’s degree in Public Administration (’11) and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Education. Rosa is the program services coordinator for OMA&D’s Ronald E. McNair and Early Identification Programs.

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  • Janet Gates-Cortez

    May 22, 2012

    University of Washington

    I am currently a principal in the Tacoma School District. My husband retired last June from the Army Reserves after four terms of deployment. He works for the state. We have two high school aged youth. Our daughter is a 10th grader and our son is a 12th grader who is hoping to be considered for a late application to…

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