The 14th annual MAP Bridging the Gap Breakfast was held Saturday, Oct. 18 at the HUB Ballroom on the UW campus. More than $70,000 was raised for the Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) Endowed Scholarship Fund, which helps economically disadvantaged UW students from diverse backgrounds continue their education.
Distinguished Alumnus awards were presented to UW lecturer and former Boeing executive Carver Gayton, judge for the U.S. Western District of Washington Ricardo S. Martinez, former public defender and deputy director of the Washington State Human Rights Commission Dolores Sibonga and former Husky football star and television commentator Sonny Sixkiller.
The Dr. Samuel E. Kelly Award was given to the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Student Services and Academic Support Programs staff, and the 2008 Diversity Award for Community Building went to founding director of the UW Business & Economic Development Center at the Michael G. Foster School of Business Michael Verchot. ♦