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Presidential Diversity Award

awardThe University of Rochester Diversity Awards recognize the accomplishments of faculty, staff, students, units, departments, or other functional teams of the University or graduates of the University that contribute to diversity and inclusion through exemplary leadership. Recipients should demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion through recruitment and retention efforts, teaching, research, multicultural programming, cultural competency, community outreach activities, or other initiatives.

Award Details &
Nomination Process

Nominations open in October.
Nominations close mid-November.

Nominations are open to faculty, staff, students, alumni, units, departments, or other functional teams of the University

Recipients are announced in January

Award Recipients

2015

-Kristin Hocker, Organizational Development Specialist
-Eastman Pathways Program

2014

-John Cullen, Research Associate Professor of Surgery
-Office of Minority Student Affairs

2013

-Lynne Maquat, Director of the Center for RNA Biology, School of Medicine & Dentistry
-UR Teen Health & Success Program, Center for Community Health

2012

-John Fetter, Assistant Professor of Music Education, Eastman School of Music
-Center for Advocacy, Community Health, Education and Diversity (CACHED), School of Medicine & Dentistry

2011

-The Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine & Dentistry
-UR Genocide Intervention, Undergraduate Student Organization

2010

-David T. Kearns Center, Arts, Sciences & Engineering
-Latino Professional Alliance, University-wide Affinity Group
-Dr. John Hansen, Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy, School of Medicine & Dentistry

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