By Senator Jacobsen

     WHEREAS, It is the tradition of the Washington State Senate to honor our state educational institutions and the programs that further the education of our citizens; and
     WHEREAS, The University of Washington's Graduate Opportunity and Minority Achievement Program - GO MAP - has for more than 40 years been a driving force in the promotion of academic excellence and career success for so many students of ethnic minorities and other underrepresented groups; and
     WHEREAS, GO MAP has encouraged the growth of a diverse campus community with its outreach efforts to recruit members of underrepresented groups to pursue graduate level studies at the University; and
     WHEREAS, GO MAP has played a leading role in building a sense of community among the diverse groups of students from a wide variety of backgrounds who make up the student and faculty community of the University of Washington; and
     WHEREAS, GO MAP's programs have directly contributed to the University's reputation as a leading research institution with an environment where students of every ethnicity may pursue the goal of academic excellence;
     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate does hereby acknowledge and honor the Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program at the University of Washington; and
     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program at the University of Washington.

I, Thomas Hoemann, Secretary of the Senate,
do hereby certify that this is a true and
correct copy of Senate Resolution 8695,
adopted by the Senate
February 23, 2010

Secretary of the Senate