The Order of the Golden Fleece is considered the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s highest honor and a few of its recent inductees have strong ties to UNC Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (DMA).
DMA would like to congratulate its students, friends, and affiliates who were inducted into the prestigious Order of the Golden Fleece for 2014. The 110-year-old society selects its members based on service to the University as reflected in scholarship, motivation, creativity, loyalty, and leadership in academic and extracurricular pursuits.
Two Carolina staff members were given honorary citations for their contributions:
- Terri Phoenix, Director of the UNC-CH LGBTQ Center, is a member of DMA’s Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Collaborative (IDIC), Campus Climate Survey Advisory Committee, and the Provost’s Committee on Inclusive Excellence and Diversity (PCIED). She was honored for her unwavering dedication to equality, social justice and intersectionality at Carolina and the surrounding communities.
- DeVetta Holman Nash, Associate Director for Counseling and Wellness, is a member of the IDIC and PCIED. She was honored for her work as Strategic Planner for Diversity Initiatives in Student Wellness, as a mentor to UNC students and as an advisor to student groups including Diversity and Inclusiveness in College Environments and the UNC chapter to the NAACP.
Three students were tapped for their contributions:
- Senior Allen Mike Jones was honored for exemplifying the Carolina Way through his unwavering dedication to the Carolina community through his work as a resident advisor, orientation leader, and his efforts coordinating the DMA program, North Carolina Renaissance.
- Junior Aubree Broadwater received the honor for her work as the Diversity Education and MLK Celebration Coordinator in the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. As co-chair of the MLK celebration committee, staff member for Project Uplift, and tutor through the Chemistry department, Aubree has had an impact on Carolina that will be felt for years to come.
- Junior Dillon Robinson, a member of DMA’s Minority Student Recruitment Committee, has worked as the president of Carolina M.A.L.E.S., a group dedicated to the recruitment, retention, and support of minority males at UNC. Through his work, Dillon has laid a foundation for underrepresented male student to achieve academic and personal success. Dillon was also instrumental in the development of the Taking the Reins symposium and the Legacy of Excellence Pins Program. His commitment to minority males has helped create a climate of empowerment for students of color.
For these and their many other accomplishments, DMA is proud to call these honorees members of its community.
Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is a unit in the Division of Workforce Strategy, Equity, and Engagement.