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

From the Vice President and Vice Provost

Sheila Edwards Lange

Sheila Edwards Lange

Happy New Year to our alumni and friends! Winter quarter is underway and it is a great time to share another edition of OMA&D eNews with you. We celebrated some significant milestones in the fall and have some exciting events to look forward to in 2014.

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On Campus

UW Breaks Ground On Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ
Campus and area tribal communities celebrated a significant milestone in the dream to build a Native American longhouse at the UW. More...
Suite Joins UW as VP for Student Life
Denzil Suite (pictured left with Sheila Edwards Lange, Vice Provost of Undergraduate Academic Affairs Ed Taylor and UW Regent Constance Rice) is the new Vice President for Student Life. Learn more about him in this recent Columns Magazine feature. More...
San Antonio Mayor Visits UW
Julián Castro urged students to pass on the “baton of opportunity” during a special luncheon at the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center. More...
Visiting Professor Delivers DRI Brown Bag Lecture
Tulalip Tribal member Stephanie Fryberg gave a talk on “Culturally Grounded Interventions to Enhance Academic Performance.” More...
In Memoriam
OMA&D mourns the recent passing of Bill Baker, ’60, ’73 (pictured), Fred Cordova, and Roy Pleasant, ’71.

Celebrating Diversity

Save the Date for EOP Celebration on May 22!
Be sure to mark your calendars for this annual event that raises funds for student scholarships and recognizes champions of diversity. More...
Alumni and Friends Celebrate Homecoming at The Weekend
Guests packed OMA&D’s tent for tailgating festivities in The Zone before cheering on the Huskies to a victory over Cal. More...
MLK Day of Service
Join OMA&D staff, students and alumni as we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through a day of service on Jan. 20. More...

Alumni Spotlight

Q&A with Lori Anunciacion-Mina, ’87, ’90
Learn more about what inspires her to ensure today’s Huskies have the same opportunities she did. More...
Kim L. Hunter Donates $30K to OMA&D
Hunter, ’82, established a fund that will support underrepresented students majoring in business with an emphasis in marketing, advertising or communications. More...
Navajo Times Features Doctoral Grad Katrina Claw
Claw, ’13, is currently traveling the world as a Bonderman Fellow to document population genetics. More...


Student Spotlight

IC Instructor, Ambassador among MAP Scholarship Recipients
Scott Fung and Kamaria Carnes were among the six students honored at the 19th annual Multicultural Alumni Partnership “Bridging the Gap” Breakfast. More...
Community Luncheons Usher in School Year
OMA&D welcomed new students to the UW and celebrated their acceptance to the university. More...
EOP Students Named to 2013 Homecoming Court
Annah Mwendar and Tony Vo were crowned UW Homecoming queen and king, while Tyler Adamson and Maia Szafer joined them on the royal court. More...
LSAMP Students Get a Taste of Systems Biology
Freshmen in the UW Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation visited the Institute for Systems Biology where they met scientists and learned about the field. More...

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  • The number of underrepresented minority students in this year’s UW Seattle freshman class increased 11 percent compared to last year.
  • Students of color make up over 40 percent of the UW Seattle freshman class, marking an all-time high for the university.
  • Over 400 high school seniors from Washington state attended OMA&D Recruitment & Outreach’s fall conference series to learn about the college application process.

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