Travelers' Alert - May 24, 2013:
Our thoughts are with those who were affected by the Interstate 5 bridge collapse at Mount Vernon Thursday evening. For Friday, May 24, Skagit Valley College faculty, staff, and students should plan alternate driving routes to the College and plan for extra traffic-related delays.×
The Champions of Diversity (COD) Awards Ceremony is designed to honor students, from grades 9 through 12, from Skagit, San Juan and Island County high schools who have contributed to diversity on their campuses and in their communities.
In addition to being honored by students, staff, faculty, and community members at the COD ceremony, nominated seniors are eligible for scholarships offered by Skagit Valley College, Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, The Evergreen State College, University of Washington - Seattle, University of Washington - Bothell, Washington State University, Western Washington University and local businesses and organizations.
Join Us for the 2012 Champions of Diversity Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
McIntyre Hall Performing Arts and Conference Center
Between 1990 and 2000, Skagit Valley College offered full-tuition scholarships to ten multicultural students each year with funding from the SVC Foundation. High school students routinely did not apply for these funds. To encourage high school student participation, the Champions of Diversity Awards Ceremony was founded in 2000 by Anita Ordóñez, SVC; Rita Ordóñez, UW; and Rafael Gomez, WWU.
Each year, over 100 high school students are presented with a "Champions" award at this ceremony, and selected seniors receive scholarships from eight colleges/universities and other donors. Over 400 community and family members come together at this event to honor and recognize these young people.