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2017 Recipients of the Diversity Awards

Alumni Award

Portrait of Kenneth Ward. Kenneth is a black man with dreadlocks tied back in a ponytail. He is wearing glasses and a suit with a bowtie and smiling at the camera.
Kenneth WardExecutive Director, College Bound

Department/Unity Award

UNC Center for Civil Rights

Community Award I

Portrait of Ryan Spurrier. Ryan is a white man with short black hair. He is wearing a white button-down shirt and smiling at the camera.
Ryan Spurrier

Wesley Campus Ministry

Community Award II

Black Alumni Reunion

Faculty Award

Portrait of Mark Katz. Mark is a white man with short hair. He is resting his chin on his hand and looking at the camera.
Mark Katz
Ruel W. Tyson, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Humanities, Director, Institute for the Arts & Humanities

Graduate/Professional Student Award

Portrait of Stephen Krueger. Stephan is a white man with short black hair. He is wearing glasses, a button down shirt, and a jacket and standing in front of a wall.

Stephen Krueger

Master’s Student, School of Information and Library Science

Special Recognition Award

Portrait of Christopher Wallace. Christopher is a black man with short black hair and a beard. He is wearing a collared plaid shirt and standing in front of a grove of trees.Christopher Wallace

Communiversity Youth Program

Staff Award

Portrait of Dexter Robinson. Dexter is a black man with short black hair and a short-cropped beard. He is wearing a whit collared shirt, plaid tie, and sweater and smiling at the camera.

Dexter Robinson

College of Arts & Sciences

Undergraduate Student Award

Portrait of Johnny Vang. Johnny is an asian man with gelled black hair. He is wearing a suit and tie and leaning against a pole, smiling.

Johnny Vang

Senior, Biology Major (Hickory)

Community Chair, Health Careers Club; Diversity Executive Committee Member, Student Government Association; Health on the Block, CHEOPS, and NC Health Careers Access Program

2016-2017 Diversity Award Committee

Diversity Award Chair

Dr. Virginia Miller, Professor of Genetics
School of Medicine

Committee Members

Lilian Hsiao, Associate Chair & Director of Undergraduate Studies
Asian Studies

Sertanya Reddy, Graduate Student
School of Arts & Sciences

Sara DePasquale, Assistant Professor, Public Law & Government
School of Government

Dr. DeVetta Holman Nash, Assistant Director
Student Wellness

Chloe Russell, Assistant Dean, Academic Advising
Undergraduate Education

Roy Hawke, Academic Director
School of Pharmacy

Monica Richard, Commission Chair
Orange County Human Relations Commission

Paul Cuadros, Associate Professor
School of Education

Michael Dominguez, Assistant Professor
School of Education

Annie Francis, Coordinator of Student Affairs
School of Social Work

Tre Shockley, Undergraduate Student
President, Black Student Movement

D&I Representative

Xiaowen Qin, Director of Diversity Research, Assessment and Analytics
Diversity & Inclusion

D&I Administrative Liaison

Taneisha Henderson, Administrative Support Specialist
Diversity & Inclusion

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