MSUToday
Published: Feb. 21, 2020

All-University Excellence in Diversity Awards honors champions for diversity and inclusion

Contact(s): Abby Rubley Center for Global Connections in Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources office: (517) 884-4675 rubleyab@anr.msu.edu, Beth Brauer University Communications Beth.Brauer-Delaney@cabs.msu.edu

MSU students, faculty and staff members who have led and supported diversity and inclusion efforts on campus and beyond were recognized during the 2020 All-University Excellence in Diversity Awards on Feb. 11.

In its 30th year, the All-University Excellence in Diversity Awards is organized by the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives.

The honorees include:

Kendra Pyle, Academic Specialist Advising
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Individual Award: Emerging Process

Kate Sonka, Specialist Teacher-Continuing
Academic Technology
Individual Award: Emerging Process

Richard Bryce, Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Individual Award: Sustained Efforts toward Excellence in Diversity

Javier Pescador, Professor
Department of History
Individual Award: Sustained Efforts toward Excellence in Diversity 

Wanda Lipscomb, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Office of Diversity and Inclusion, College of Human Medicine
Individual Award: Lifetime Achievement

Project Biodiversify, Plant Biology
College of Natural Science
Team Award: Emerging Process

R-Ladies East Lansing
Pathobiology and Diagnostics Investigation
Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research
Team Award: Emerging Process

Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities
Michael Hudson, Director
Unit Award: Lifetime Achievement

Women's Advisory Committee for Support Staff
Office of the Executive Vice President for Administration
Organization Award: Excellent Progress Toward Advancing Diversity Within Community