Emile Pitre honored with Odegaard Award

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Emile Pitre, who earned an M.S. in chemistry from the University of Washington in 1969 with Professor Emeritus John Macklin, will be celebrated on May 12, 2021 as the 2020 winner of the Charles E. Odegaard Award by the UW's Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) and the Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).

As a UW graduate student in the 1960s, Pitre was a founding member of the UW Black Student Union whose calls for equity to then-President Odegaard led to the establishment of OMA&D. Since then, Pitre has spent over three decades with the organization, serving in various roles including tenures as director of the Instructional Center and associate vice president for assessment.

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