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District Dawg Spotlight

Colleen Fukui-Sketchley Named 2015 Charles E. Odegaard Award Recipient

Although there are many alumni whose commitment to the UW community deserves praise, few will leave a legacy quite as impressive as our very own Colleen Fukui-Sketchley.

Fukui-Sketchley was recently named the recipient of the 2015 Charles E. Odegaard Award - the UW’s highest achievement in diversity and an honor bestowed on individuals who embody the former UW’s president’s distinguished commitment to diversity.

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In the News

UW Producing some of the Nation's Best Startup Talent

Recent UW alums don’t have to get too far off-campus to find a use for their newly-minted technology degrees. Washington’s booming tech industry is responsible for employing 238,900 people, and bringing in over $37 billion in revenue, according to a recent Washington Technology Industry Association study.

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On the Blog

Lessons Learned from Nashville: PHELAP 2015

Representatives from more than 25 public institutions across the country descended upon Music City for three days packed with higher ed advocacy, resource sharing and a healthy serving of southern hospitality. The University of Tennessee (UT) and its UT Advocacy program were the latest hosts in a string of enriching Public Higher Education Legislative Advocacy Professionals (PHELAP) conferences.

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