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UW Personnel, Community Member Receive Diversity Awards

November 15, 2017

University of Wyoming faculty, staff and students, and a Laramie community member received Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards during a recent ceremony on campus.

The awards recognize and reward the efforts of faculty, staff, students and community members to “create and support an environment where diversity, equity and inclusion are valued, both on campus and in the community.”

Criteria for the awards include initiatives that are deemed “outstanding, exceptional, extraordinary and innovative” in areas such as teaching, research, programs, services and community outreach.

The awards were presented at the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards dinner that honored 10 years of the Social Justice Research Center (SJRC). The keynote speaker was Francisco Rios, the SJRC’s founding director who is now dean of the Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards are sponsored by the Committee on Women and People of Color, The Good Mule Project, Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue, Shepard Symposium on Social Justice and the SJRC.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award winners are:

-- Inspirational Instruction Award-Faculty: Danielle Cover, College of Law associate professor.

-- Inspirational Instruction Award-Community: Paul Taylor, Laramie.

-- Fabulous Fieldwork Award-Faculty Research: Jacqueline Leonard, UW School of Teacher Education professor.

-- Fabulous Fieldwork Award-Student Research: Kali Nicholas Moon, Laramie.

-- Magnificent Mile Award-Service: James Trosper, UW Native American Education Research and Cultural Center director, Office of the President.

-- Courageous Community Collaboration-Outreach: Allison Gernant, UW Department of English lecturer.

-- Courageous Community Collaboration: Wyoming Pathways from Prison, Susan Dewey, UW Gender and Women’s Studies Program associate professor; Alec Muthig, UW Information Technology training program manager; Katy Brock, UW doctoral student; and Rhett Epler, UW marketing graduate student.

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