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Diversity Recognitions

Every month the Office of Diversity & Inclusion accepts nominations for diversity related efforts and programs. If you know someone who you believe supports diversity and inclusion at the workplace big or small, do not hesitate and fill out a nomination form.   

Every year in April, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion pauses to recognize and celebrate W&M community members who have been nominated to receive the monthly Diversity Recognition Award for their leadership and innovation towards D&I initiatives. In the midst of operating in a pandemic, we wanted to take a moment of reflection to celebrate our colleagues. On Friday, April 17 we held our first Virtual Spring Recognition ceremony via Zoom. President Rowe and Provost Agouris shared in the celebration along with the nominators and supervisors of this year’s recipients.

Those recognized were: Liz Bellamy, Lynnette Bolden, Chief Deb Cheesebro, Magali Compan, Cheryl Dickter, Ryann George, Monica Griffin, Monica Grillo, Jennifer Gully, Joy Jackson, Christina Jones, Sam Jones, Dr. Katherine Kulick, Elizabeth Miller and Valerie Woodard. Congratulations and thank you! Special kudos and thanks to Sharron Gatling and Bobbi Jo Stevens for their work in putting together the inaugural virtual Spring Recognition Ceremony (pdf).

Lots of nominations mean that our efforts to promote, spread and support diversity on our campus are working - we are looking forward to many nominations!