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UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity E-news
Spring 2014

From the Vice President and Vice Provost

Sheila Edwards Lange

Sheila Edwards Lange

Spring quarter is underway and the students, faculty, staff and alumni affiliated with the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity have been busy. They have witnessed history with the signing of the REAL Hope Act, earned well-deserved honors and beat the odds to pursue higher education. I hope you will take some time to read more about the great work that is happening around campus.

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On Campus

Register Today for EOP Celebration!
Join OMA&D and the Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) as we celebrate student success and champions of diversity at the 44th annual EOP Celebration, Féte and Honors, May 22, at the Husky Union Ballroom. More...
Cheryl A. Metoyer to Deliver Kelly Lecture April 24
Metoyer, associate dean for research and associate professor in the UW Information School, will present this year’s lecture, “Are We There, Yet? The Four Directions in Native American Higher Education.” Reserve your seat today! More...
OMA&D Staff, Students Attend Justice Sotomayor Visit
Several OMA&D staff and students, including TRiO Student Support Services Assistant Director Ann Vu Loveridge featured in this Seattle Times photo, attended a talk by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayer at the UW, March 10. More...
UW Leading Launch of GWS Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
A collaborative effort with the Gates Foundation and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will help institutions recruit diverse faculty and staff and assist dual-career couples seeking employment throughout the state. More...
In Memoriam
OMA&D mourns the recent passing of UW professor Stephanie Camp and community leaders Vera Ing, ’74 (pictured), and Herman McKinney, ’69.

Celebrating Diversity

Rosebaugh Honored as a Female Leader in Health Care
Karlotta Rosebaugh, director of OMA&D’s Health Sciences Center Minority Students Program, was recognized at the Northwest Asian Weekly’s Women of Color Empowered Luncheon, Feb. 7. More...
Hurtado to Receive Odegaard Award
An advocate for Indian rights and passionate leader in K-12 education, Denny Hurtado will receive the UW’s highest achievement in diversity at EOP Celebration, May 22. More...
Herrera Selected for Executive Leadership Program
Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center Director Marisa Herrera is one of 16 professionals from across the country participating in the prestigious program administered by the National Hispana Leadership Institute. More...
Reception Celebrates UW Women of Color
“Honoring our Struggles, Modeling our Values” was the theme for the 11th annual Women of Color Reception hosted by the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center and campus partners, March 4. More...

Alumni Spotlight

Q&A with Colleen Fukui-Sketchley, ’94
The former FEOP board member and UW Alumni Association president reflects on her time as a UW student and what inspires her to give back. More...
Pitre, ’69, Receives Health Sciences Distinguished Service Award
OMA&D Associate Vice President Emile Pitre was honored for his contributions to access, student development and educational excellence during the department’s MLK Day tribute event. More...

Student Spotlight

MESA Helps Mark Bennett Overcome the Odds
From homeless youth to math major, Bennett took an unconventional route to the UW. But thanks to the Washington MESA Community College Program he received support to pursue higher education. More...
“Dreamer Dawgs” Witness REAL Hope Act Signing
UW students watched as Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill into law that extends State Need Grant funds to undocumented students. More...
I’m a UW Camper, What’s Your Story?
CAMP students Josue Cuevas and Ruben Reyes have persevered through challenges and adversity to make the most of their experience at the UW. More...

 

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  • Since 1991, over 800 EOP endowed scholarships have been awarded to students through funds raised at Celebration.
  • The graduation rate for EOP endowed scholarship recipients is 17 percentage points higher than the rate for all UW students.
  • EOP endowed scholarship recipients have an average grade point average of 3.45.

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