The Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) at the University of Washington (UW) celebrated its 21st anniversary Oct. 17. The event benefits the MAP Endowed Scholarship Fund.
Founded in 1994, the Multicultural Alumni Partnership is dedicated to promoting diversity at the UW and in the UW alumni community.
MAP has taken a leadership role in addressing issues of equality and equity through scholarships, mentoring, lectures, and reaching out to the UW community. MAP is open to everyone; the only qualification is a passion for diversity and social justice.
MAP’s signature event is the annual “Bridging the Gap Breakfast” held annually on Homecoming Saturday. The morning celebration recognizes the recipients of the MAP scholarship and the service of alumni and friends who have made a difference for diversity at the UW.
Alumni and friends awardees included:
— Dr. Samuel E. Kelly Award: Tomio Moriguchi
— Distinguished Community Service Award: Senator John McCoy and Estela Ortega
— Distinguished Alumni: Margaret Burnley-Spearmon
These endowed scholarships are available to continuing UW students with at least one quarter of study at the UW. MAP awards up to five scholarships at the Bridging the Gap Breakfast on Homecoming Saturday each year.
— MAP Scholarship award recipients:
Kayleigh Kleia—Comparative History of Ideas
— Owen G. Lee Scholarship:
— Alfredo Arreguin Scholarship:
Mariel Vaca-Cruz—Comparative History of Ideas
— Drs. Lois Price Spratlen and Thaddeus Spratlen Scholarship:
Ann Nguyen—Public Health an Early Childhood and Family Studies
— Hon. Claudia Kauffman Scholarship:
— Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation Scholarship:
Karl Gapuz—Early Childhood and Family Studies (end)