Annual Celebration of Diversity
The Annual Celebration of Diversity brings together university and local community members to showcase all university diversity efforts and acknowledge college and individual contributions to realizing the goal of diversity, equity and inclusion. This year’s celebration is a virtual video event honoring faculty and staff from across campus community.
Virtual Video Celebration 2020
- Video Introduction
- Land Acknowledgement
- Welcome by Chancellor Robert Jones
- Vice Chancellor Sean Garrick Opening Remarks
- Angel Garcia Poetry Reading
- Larine Y. Cowan Award Recipients – Introduction
2020 Recipients of the Larine Y. Cowan Make a Difference Award
Advocacy for LGBTQ Affairs
Robin Fretwell Wilson, College of Law, for her work as on the creators of “Tolerance Means Dialogue,” an innovative program that is at the forefront of efforts to further the inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in the legal academy and profession.
Excellence in Access and Accommodations
Meghan Burke, College of Education, for her work to increase the advocacy skills of family members of individuals with disabilities.
Ann Fredricksen, Disability Resources & Educational Services, for her work to transform the DRES Accessible Media Services into a center of excellence for captioning on campus.
Leadership in Diversity
Kimberly J. Shinew, College of Applied Health Sciences, for a career dedicated to addressing disparities and social justice in higher education, her discipline, and society.
Teaching and Mentoring in Diversity
Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, College of Education, for her work to bridge scholarship with practice in higher education to ensure the applicability of diversity research in educational and workplace environments.