2018 Diversity Award Recipients w/Dr. G. Rumay Alexander (center)

 

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 eight categories. This year, the categories have been narrowed to six to better focus on individual contributions to diversity and inclusion. Two awards were given in each category:

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)

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

The 2018 Recipients of the Diversity Awards

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

David Choi (’18)
Psychology & Neuroscience

Kristen Marion (’18)
Music & Public Policy

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL STUDENT

Meli Kimathi
Doctoral Student, Communications

Deanna Sipes
Doctoral Student, Allied Health

ALUMNI

Joshua Rowsey (’13)

Kenneth Gaines Smith (’84)

FACULTY

Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson
Professor, Department of Health Policy & Management
Gillings School  of Global Public Health

Dr. William Sturkey
Assistant Professor
Department of History

STAFF

Dawna Jones
Assistant Dean
Office of the Dean of Students

Kate Kryder
Co-Curricular Leadership Program Coordinator
Office of Student Life & Leadership

INTERGROUP COLLABORATION

Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute RACE (Race, Ethnicity & Culture) Committee

S.P.I.R.E. (Seeding Postdoctoral Innovators in Research & Education)

 

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

 

Diversity Awards in the News:

 

Click here to view 2017 Recipients of the Diversity Awards

 

2017-2018 Diversity Award Committee

Dr. G. Rumay Alexander, Diversity Award Chair and Associate Vice Chancellor/Chief Diversity Officer,
Diversity & Inclusion

Shanika Baughman, Director, Historically Underutilized Businesses
Facilities Services

Sharbari Dey, Assistant Director, Education and Special Initiatives
Diversity & Inclusion

Jess Evans, Assistant Director
Department of Housing & Residential Education

Carmen Hsu, Associate Professor
Romance Studies

Livis Freeman, Assistant Professor
UNC School of Media & Journalism

Jaci Field, Building Director
Eddie Smith Field House

 

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