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 Diversity Recognition Award for their leadership and innovation towards D&I initiatives. On Thursday, April 8 we held our second 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.
The recognized Diversity Champions were: Peggy Agouris, Nicholas (Nick) Agyevi-Armah, Jody Allen, Sarah Balascio, Katherine Barko-Alva, David Brashear, Lisa Crawford, Robin Ellis, Cliff Fleet, Alexandra Flores, Ryann George, Natoya Haskins, Rex Holmlin, Calvin Hui, Samuel Lake, Rebecca Latourell, Cecilia Lewis, Ivana Marshall, Rachel McDonald, Cristen McQuillan, Kellie Miner, Luiza Newlin-Lukowicz, Shené V. Owens, Sue Peterson, Carlane Pittman-Hampton, Melody Porter, Hannah Rosen, Rochelle Seitz, Laura Shepherd, Jess Skinner, Venus Spencer, Mike Tierney, Phil Wagner, Valerie Wilkins and Gail Williams. Congratulations and thank you! 2021 Spring Diversity 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!
Past recipients: 2020