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  • Thank you! 2023 Celebration Event Recap

    June 6, 2023

    With help from OMA&D supporters, we raised over $370,000 for OMA&D and EOP scholarships! On Wednesday, May 17, 2023, the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity and the Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program Board of Trustees hosted 550 people in the University of Washington Husky Union Ballroom for a wonderful evening of music, dancing, dining and celebrating together in…

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  • 2022 Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture Featuring Dr. Ali Mokdad

    November 8, 2022

    The 2022 Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture was held on Thursday, October 20, 2022. The evening began with a reception for Dr. Mokdad at the stunning Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (Kelly ECC) with delicious appetizers and community socialization. Attendees gathered at high-top cocktail tables and chatted together until the crowd moved across the street to Alder Hall…

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  • Prime Minister of Tonga Visits the UW

    October 13, 2022

    Siaosi Sovaleni, the Prime Minister of Tonga addressed the United Nations General Assembly on September 23, 2022. He spoke to world leaders about the global problems of the climate crisis and emphasized that rising seas and stronger ocean storms are not just troubling to the people of Polynesia, but it is catastrophic to their way of life. Before his speech…

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  • TRIO Programs Upward Bound and STEMsub Team Up to Support Washington Students

    June 13, 2022

    By Helen Chyz | Academic Advisor | UW Math Science Upward Bound (STEMsub) 69 high school seniors from the University of Washington Upward Bound (UB) and Math Science Upward Bound (STEMsub) programs will be attending the UW Seattle campus this fall, and they have already had the chance to meet to their future advisors in UW Student Support Services (SSS).…

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  • University of Washington Attends NCORE – 2022

    June 12, 2022

    From May 31 through June 5, 2022, the 34th Annual National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE) convened again for an in-person conference in Portland, Oregon. The UW was well represented in attendance with 84 students, faculty, staff and alumni coming from all three UW campuses registered to attend. Among the day-long pre-conference institutes, and hundreds of…

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  • Celebration is Back! Highlights from the 2022 Celebration Gala

    June 1, 2022

    A Message from VP Rickey Hall Thank you for supporting our annual gala, Celebration, presented by the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity and the Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program Board! We are grateful to our community of supporters who came together in person and virtually last week to honor Frank Irigon as the Charles E. Odegaard award recipient…

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  • Second Annual Gabriel E. Gallardo Research, Student Leadership and Advocacy Symposium Recap

    May 1, 2022

    Story collaboration between OMA&D Communications and McNair/EIP program staff. Preparing students for research and graduate school is a priority that spans across OMA&D Student Success programs. UW OMA&D students affiliated with the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) and TRIO-Student Support Services (SSS) are introduced to research, graduate, and professional school paths during their first year at UW. And three OMA&D…

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  • Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center 50th Anniversary and Commemoration

    March 10, 2022

    On March 3, 2022, the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center celebrated their 50th Anniversary and Commemoration with community members, alumni, and staff. The evening was a delight for those in attendance. For many, this was the first in-person event they have attended since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March on 2020. As guests arrived they were greeted…

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  • OMAD Celebrates Raul Anaya and 49 Years of Service

    December 7, 2021

    Contribute to Raul’s legacy by donating to the Raul Anaya EOP Fund Raul Anaya retired in 2020, after 49 years’ of service to the University of Washington in the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity. At the time COVID-19 restrictions prohibited an in-person celebration of Raul and his time at UW, however, we were able to gather folks for a…

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  • OMA&D Hosts the 2021 Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

    October 15, 2021

    On October 13, 2021, OMA&D hosted the Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture featuring Dr. Charlotte Coté and her lecture –  “Indigenizing” the University of Washington: Lessons from the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House. This event was held at the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House and had an audience of around 100 people. Below are a few photos taken by Emile Pitre.  

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