Skip to Main Content

Apply Now to the University of Wyoming apply now
MLK DOD masthead

Willena Stanford Commitment to Diversity Award

About the Award 

The Commitment to Diversity Award is named after Dr. Willena Wilkinson Stanford, a former faculty member in the UW Department of African American and Diaspora Studies. Dr. Stanford demonstrated a commitment to the education of all students during her tenure at UW. She is remembered for her contributions to the appreciation of diversity at the university and for her service on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Days of Dialogue Steering Committee.

This prestigious award recognizes students who, through their actions, have demonstrated a commitment to enhance and support diversity and equal educational opportunities for all students at UW.


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS!

This award was established in 2006 to recognize students who, through their actions, have demonstrated a commitment to enhance and support diversity and equal educational opportunities for all students at the University of Wyoming.

This award was created in honor of Dr. Willena Wilkinson Stanford, a former member of the MLK Days of Dialogue committee and a long-time member of the UW faculty who had a strong commitment to the education of all students and made significant contributions to diversity at the university.

Eligibility:

Available to any UW student enrolled for the 2020 Spring Semester.

To Nominate:

Any UW student, faculty, staff or administrator can nominate. Please submit a letter of nomination including:

  • Name, class standing, and major of student being nominated.
  • Name, title, and contact information of nominator and relation to nominee
  • a one-page explanation of how the nominee has enhanced and supported diversity at UW

For More Information:

Any questions can be directed to Emily Monago with the subject "Willena Stanford Award."

Nominations can be sent to Erin Olsen PueblitzNominations will be accepted through Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.

 

Past Recipients of the Willena Stanford Award

Year

Student

Hometown

2006*

Zanyaille Lyons

Cheyenne, WY

2007

Helen Chanthongthip

Rawlins, WY

2008

Adriana Magana

Green River, WY

2009

Jeremy Joseph

Walnut Creek, CA

2010

Tracy Montanez

Alliance, NE

2011

Sydney Ezell

Cheyenne, WY

2012

Arla Mistica

Wheatland, WY

2013

Jaryd Unangst

Casper, WY

2014

Ahmed Balogun

Kwara, Nigeria

2015

Natawsha Mitchell

Torrington, WY

2016

Marlin Holmes

Charlotte, NC

2017

Reinette Tendore

Ethete, WY

2018

Dimitri Nesbitt

Torrington, WY

2019

Taryn Jim

 Ethete, WY

2020

Eric Bennett

Fort Washakie, WY

* The first award was presented in 2006

Contact Us

Division of Student Affairs

Suite 408 | Old Main

Dept. 3066

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5123

Email: studentaffairs@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
UW Operators (307) 766-1121 | Contact Us | Download Adobe Reader

Accreditation | Virtual Tour | Emergency Preparedness | Employment at UW | Privacy Policy | Harassment & Discrimination | Accessibility Accessibility information icon