Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

Share your ECC memories


For half a century, thousands of students have called the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center   their “home-away-from-home” at the University of Washington, Seattle campus. Here we feature their inspiring stories, memories and reflections, captured in celebration of  the Kelly ECC’s 50th anniversary. Check back here to see updated and new feature stories and reflections from students, faculty, staff and alumni on the impact the Kelly ECC has had on their lives and the communities we serve.


  • When were you at ECC and in what capacity?
  • How has the Kelly ECC changed most since you were here?
  • How did your ECC experience change your life?
  • Who was your staff member or mentor and how did he/she/they influence you?
  • What is your favorite Kelly ECC tradition?
  • What is your number one favorite memory from your time at the Kelly ECC?
  • What are you doing now?

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