Black Opportunity and Leadership Day to attract local high school students

February 24, 2015

CONTACT: Lisa Hall, 425-352-5461, lhall7@uw.edu

UW Bothell to host third in a series of diversity outreach events

BOTHELL, Wash. – The University of Washington Bothell will host Black Opportunity and Leadership Day (B.O.L.D.) on Friday February 27th from 9:30am-1:30pm. More than 200 students from the Seattle, Federal Way, Highline, Bothell, Bellevue, Renton and Tacoma areas will attend the event.

Sacha Nunn is the diversity lead for the admissions department. She says every diversity outreach events held each year is important to UW Bothell and the students. “Friday’s event is designed to affirm the African and African American culture and to promote higher education in the community,” says Nunn. “That goes for all of the underrepresented groups that we host. Every student brings a unique experience and perspective. We as a campus community support them in reaching their goals and making contributions to the greater community.”

Students at Friday’s B.O.L.D. event will connect with UW Bothell faculty as they learn about the admissions process and resources available to advance their education. They will also participate in workshops ranging in topics from web publishing and physics to being a first-generation college student and making dreams come true.

Former UW Seattle football player and professional athlete Mario Bailey will be the keynote speaker.

About UW Bothell: With more than 45 undergraduate and graduate degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, UW Bothell emphasizes close student-faculty interaction and critical thinking. UW Bothell builds regional partnerships, inspires change, creates knowledge, shares discoveries and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond. For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.