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The Diversity Award recognizes significant contribution, time and effort of Carolina community members towards advancing an inclusive climate for excellence in teaching, research, public service and academic endeavor. The award has been given annually in six categories: Undergraduate, Graduate/Professional Student, Alumni, Staff, Faculty and Intergroup Collaboration.

The 2020 Recipients of the Diversity Awards

UNDERGRADUATE AWARD

Andrea Prego Graeme Strickland
ANDREA PREGO (’21)
Business Administration major, Public Policy Minor
GRAEME STRICKLAND (’20)
Business Administration and Peace, War & Defense
LEARN ABOUT ANDREA LEARN ABOUT GRAEME

 

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL STUDENT AWARD

Geovani Ramirez Effua Sosoo
GEOVANI RAMIREZ
Graduate Teaching Fellow

English and Comparative Literature, Women’s and Gender Studies
EFFUA E. SOSOO
Graduate Student
Clinical Psychology Program
LEARN ABOUT GEOVANI LEARN ABOUT EFFUA

ALUMNI STUDENT AWARD

Angel Collie Eugene Lao
ANGEL COLLIE (’10)
Assistant Director, Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, Duke University
EUGENE Y. LAO (’91)
General Counsel, Reltio
LEARN ABOUT ANGEL LEARN ABOUT EUGENE

STAFF AWARD

Monica Figueroa Patricia Harris
MONICA FIGUEROA
Music Cataloging Librarian and Interim Librarian for Inclusive Excellence, University Libraries
PATRICIA HARRIS
Director of Recruitment, School of Education, Vice Chair of Carolina Black Caucus
LEARN ABOUT MONICA LEARN ABOUT PATRICIA

FACULTY AWARD

Echo Meyer Joseph Megel
ECHO MEYER
Professor, Psychiatry and Pediatrics Departments Consultation Liaison Programs
Founder and Co-Director, Gender Wellness and Equality Clinic
Chief of Psychology, School of Medicine
JOSEPH MEGEL
Artist in Residence
Teaching Professor in Performance Studies
Director, UNC’s Process Series
LEARN ABOUT ECHO LEARN ABOUT JOSEPH

INTERGROUP COLLABORATION AWARD

TEAM ADVANCE logo Asian American Center Campaign logo
TEAM ADVANCE Asian American Center Campaign Team
LEARN ABOUT TEAM ADVANCE LEARN ABOUT THE ASIAN AMERICAN CENTER CAMPAIGN TEAM

 

Categories:

Individuals are eligible for the award every four years

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Undergraduate Student
  • Graduate/Professional Student
  • Alumni
  • Intergroup collaboration (an effort by units/groups/programs to bring together multiple perspectives to address a critical issue of equity or diversity at Carolina)
    Criteria for the awards are:
  • Outstanding advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the interpersonal, unit and institutional level
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the advancement of diversity and inclusion at UNC-Chapel Hill and/or in the community through research, teaching, service and collaborative partnerships
  • Demonstrates a commitment to creating a culture of inclusion within their areas of influence
  • Implements initiatives which cultivate/advance/model diversity and inclusion within the Carolina community

About the deliberation process: The award selection committee, made up of faculty, staff and students, will engage in a review of applications and apply a broad definition of diversity and inclusion for selection of finalists in each category.

Diversity Awards in the News:

2020 Diversity Awards Committee

Jaci Field, Director
Eddie Smith Fieldhouse, Athletics

Dr. Lloyd Kramer, Director
Carolina Public Humanities

Jamison Lowery
Undergraduate Student

Dr. Allen O’Barr, Director
Counseling and Professional Services (CAPS)

Megan Stanley, Graduate Assistant
University Office for Diversity and Inclusion

Meredith Tozzer, Graduate/Professional Student
Kenan-Flagler Business School

For further information, please contact D&I at diversity@unc.edu