Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Celebration Of Color

Celebration Of Color

Join us for a celebratory dinner to honor former WT students of color for their achievements and community involvement.

Honorees are Pearlene Grayson Martin, J.E. Sauseda, Jimmie Vaughn-Adams, and Dr. David Willis.


We will also present Diversity Community Service Awards for contributions that support diversity and inclusion at WT.

Awards will go to The Dinga/Hollingsworth Group at Morgan Stanley and The Education Credit Union.

6 pm Friday, September 30th, in Legacy Hall.

Tickets are $30 per person. Purchase your tickets by scanning the QR code or click this link.

Ellen Ochoa: The First Latina In Space

Ellen Ochoa Poster

An Evening with Dr. Ellen Ochoa

6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17th Legacy Hall at WT


Dr. Ellen Ochoa—the first Latina in space—has charted a dazzling and inspirational career path. From her early days as a researcher,

to her four missions as an astronaut, to heading up NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Ochoa has seen first hand the importance of

minorities in STEM, women in leadership positions, and the way innovative change management can push a team—an entire



For more information, go online to, or contact the Office for Diversity and Inclusion at or 806-651-8482.

Please read our statement on the recent “Buffs Around the World” event.

Buffs Around Town Spotlight

Communication Studies student DeAnndra Murry showed us around the Neal Multicultural Suite, where she found her home away from home.

More About the Neal Multicultural Suite
Diversity Training

Diversity is one of the assets of West Texas A&M University. Our perspective of academic excellence specifically includes multiple aspects of diversity. Academic excellence results in part, from opportunities to create, interact, and benefit from association with others.

All events are free and open to the public.