MSUToday
Published: Feb. 9, 2017

MSU to honor faculty and students with Excellence in Diversity Awards

Contact(s): Audrey Bentley Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives office: (517) 432-8384 bentley@pres.msu.edu

MSU faculty, staff and students who have demonstrated their efforts toward a more diverse and inclusive community were honored at the 2017 All-University Excellence in Diversity Recognition and Awards Program Feb. 13.

The 2017 Excellence in Diversity award recipients include:

 Students Making a Difference Through Artistic Expression Award 

  • Gonzalo Garrido-Lecca, doctoral student, music composition, College of Music
  • Sarah Palermo, masters student, music composition, College of Music
  • Michael K. Wilson, doctoral student, African American and African studies, College of Arts and Letters


Honorable Mention

  • Tutilo Mudumba, doctoral student, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Visual)
  • Mary Peacock, masters student, studio art, College of Arts and Letters (Visual)
  • John A. Smith, doctoral student, music performance, College of Music (Performance)  
  • Montgomery Smith, freshman, Lyman Briggs College (Visual)

 

Individual Award: Emerging Progress 

  • Mohammad Hassan Khalil, associate professor of religious studies, director of Muslim Studies Program

 

Individual Award: Sustained Effort Toward Excellence in Diversity

  • Judi Brown Clarke, diversity director, Bio/Computational Evolution in Action Consortium
  • Deanna Hurlbert, director, LBGT Resource Center
  • Jeffrey Wray, professor, Department of English, College of Arts and Letters

 

Team Award: Emerging Progress 

  • Spartan Project SEARCH, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education, College of Education

 

Team Award: Sustained Effort Toward Excellence in Diversity

  • Ecological-Community Psychology, Department of Psychology, College of Social Science

 

Unit Award: Excellent Progress Toward Diversity Collaboration

  • Native American Institute, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Individual Award: Lifetime Achievement 

  • Eunice Foster, professor, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

More information on EIDA can be found here.

 
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