UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity E-news
Winter 2015

From the Vice President and Vice Provost

Sheila Edwards Lange

Sheila Edwards Lange

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 alumni and friends to get involved. More...

On Campus

An Evening with the Rev. Jesse Jackson
The civil rights activist and former presidential candidate spoke about the importance of diversity in the technology industry at the UW, Dec. 2. More...  
Four Longtime OMA&D Leaders Retire
Enrique Morales, Emile Pitre, Karlotta Rosebaugh and Betty Schmitz (pictured) have made immense contributions to promoting diversity at the UW during their tenures. More...
Conversation Circle Helps UW Community Discuss Ferguson Events
UW students, faculty, staff and community members gathered at the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center to engage in an open dialogue about the issues surrounding the grand jury decision. More...
In Memoriam
OMA&D mourns the passing of colleague and GEAR UP Assistant Director Andy Pascua. More...

Celebrating Diversity

Save the Date for EOP Celebration on May 7!
Mark your calendars for this annual event that raises funds for student scholarships and recognizes champions of diversity. More...
A History of Helping Others Reach a Higher Education
Leny Valerio-Buford, director of OMA&D’s Upward Bound program, was honored by the Northwest Asian Weekly as a top contributor to the Asian community in December. More...

Alumni Spotlight

Q&A with Richard Larkins, ‘84
A tax attorney with Ernst & Young in Washington, D.C., Larkins reflects on his Husky Experience and what inspires him to give back to the Instructional Center. More...
MAP Breakfast, The Weekend Highlight Homecoming Festivities
Alumni and friends came back to campus to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the MAP Breakfast and enjoy OMA&D’s annual football tailgate. More...
Alumni Gather for Instructional Center Reunion
Former IC users, as well as current and former staff members, came together to reminisce and celebrate the center that has served as a home-away-from-home for so many Huskies. More...

Student Spotlight

A Heart for Health Care
Taylor Boyd, a proud second-generation Husky and neurobiology major, is committed to providing health care services to underserved populations. More...
OMA&D Students Compete in Hackathon at Microsoft
The UW team coded and presented a live demonstration of a mobile application during the three-day technology competition in November. More...
Homecoming Court Features OMA&D Ambassadors
Bailey Warrior was named 2014 UW Homecoming Queen and was joined on the court by Kainen Bell and Taylor Boyd. More...

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Pride Points

  • OMA&D launched a new STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) resources web site so that prospective and current UW students from underrepresented backgrounds pursuing these majors can access services in one place. 
  • UW is the lead institution for the Pacific Northwest Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) aimed at increasing recruitment, retention and graduation rates for underrepresented students in STEM fields. UW will host the alliance’s annual conference, April 10-12.
  • Since 2010, four UW students have received the prestigious United Negro College Fund/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Award presented annually to around 15 undergraduates from across the country.

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