Past Award Recipients

2017 Awards

 Students Making a Difference Through Artistic Expression Award 

  • Gonzalo Garrido-Lecca, doctoral student, music composition, College of Music
  • Sarah Palermo, masters student, music composition, College of Music
  • Michael K. Wilson, doctoral student, African American and African studies, College of Arts and Letters


Honorable Mention

  • Tutilo Mudumba, doctoral student, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Visual)
  • Mary Peacock, masters student, studio art, College of Arts and Letters (Visual)
  • John A. Smith, doctoral student, music performance, College of Music (Performance)  
  • Montgomery Smith, freshman, Lyman Briggs College (Visual)

 

Individual Award: Emerging Progress 

  • Mohammad Hassan Khalil, associate professor of religious studies, director of Muslim Studies Program

 

Individual Award: Sustained Effort Toward Excellence in Diversity

  • Judi Brown Clarke, diversity director, Bio/Computational Evolution in Action Consortium
  • Deanna Hurlbert, director, LBGT Resource Center
  • Jeffrey Wray, professor, Department of English, College of Arts and Letters

 

Team Award: Emerging Progress 

  • Spartan Project SEARCH, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education, College of Education

 

Team Award: Sustained Effort Toward Excellence in Diversity

  • Ecological-Community Psychology, Department of Psychology, College of Social Science

 

Unit Award: Excellent Progress Toward Diversity Collaboration

  • Native American Institute, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Individual Award: Lifetime Achievement 

  • Eunice Foster, professor, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

2016 Awards

   

INDIVIDUALS

Emerging Progress

Alyssa Hadley Dunn
Assistant Professor, Teacher Education, College of Education

Catherine Feirer
Senior, Advertising, College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Joshua Palkki
Doctor of Philosophy, Music Education, College of Music

Raven J. Stanbrough
Doctor of Philosophy, Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education

TEAMS

Emerging Progress

MSU Adaptive Sports and Recreation Club

UNITS

Excellent Progress Toward Diversity Collaboration

Urban Immersion Fellowship Program
College of Education

    

STUDENTS MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH ARTISTIC EXPRESSION

Joyce-Zoe Farley
Second-year doctoral student, African American and African Studies

“EnVISIONing and Remembering Sankofa in NYC: A digital photo project that examines memory, time, place, forgetting and African American history in New York City”

HONORABLE MENTION

Arthur Muneza 
Master’s Candidate, Fisheries and Wildlife, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

“The Plight of Wildlife in the East African Region and the Effects of Conservation Methods”