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Strand diversity award nominations due December 13

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Rocío Rivadeneyra and President Emeritus David Strand at the 2018 presentation of the Strand Diversity Achievement Award.

Members of the Illinois State University community are encouraged to nominate a deserving colleague for the David A. Strand Diversity Achievement Award.

Established by President Emeritus David Strand, the award recognizes a current Illinois State University faculty or staff member who is instrumental in extraordinary curricular or program activities that assist the University in responding to its commitment to diversity.

Faculty, staff, students, alumni, emeritus faculty, retirees, and friends of the University are encouraged to make nominations. Self-nominations are also welcome. Nomination materials for the award must be submitted by December 13. The nomination form can be found here. The award will be presented at the Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon in February.

Previous recipients of this award are:
Sam Mungo (School of Teaching and Learning)
Julia Visor (University Center for Learning Assistance and English)
Ronald Strickland (English)
Maura Toro‐Morn (Sociology/Anthropology)
Louis Pérez (History)
Ming‐Gon John Lian (Special Education)
Madeleine Hoss (Metcalf School)
María E. Canabal (Family and Consumer Sciences)
Marilyn Boyd (International Studies)
Kim Pereira (Theatre)
Christopher Horvath (Philosophy)
Nancy Tolson (English)
Alison Bailey (Women’s Studies)
Paula Ressler (English)
Ronald Swan (ISU Police)
Ricardo Cruz (English)
Rick Lewis (Dean of Students Office)
Beverly Nance (University College)
Robert E. Lee (College of Education)
Touré F. Reed (History)
SJ Chang (College of Business)
Magnolia “Maggie” Im (Teaching and Learning)
Pamela Hoff (Education)
Kyle Ciani (History)
Dave Bentlin (Office of the President)
Doris Houston (Social Work)
Rocío Rivadeneyra (Honors Program)

For more information, contact Ashley Pritts at, (309) 438-3383.

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