April 30, 2010

Students and Faculty Honored for Promoting Diversity

Award ceremony celebrates individuals who are making a difference on campus and in the community
Lafayette students and faculty were honored for their dedication to academics and furthering diversity on campus and in the surrounding community at the annual Diversity Awards held April 29, in the Wilson Room of Pfenning Alumni Center.

Sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Development and the Office of Dean of the College, the ceremony celebrates those who have committed themselves to addressing issues of multiculturalism, diversity, and social justice throughout the year.

Award recipients were:

  • Association of Black Collegians (ABC) Recognition Award- Presented to a member of the Lafayette community who has throughout the year provided guidance to and supported ABC.
    Kyara Gray ’11
    (Lincoln University, Pa.), economics and business
  • Darlyne Bailey ’74 Excellence in the Humanities and Social Sciences Award – A student whose academic/artistic accomplishments reflect an outstanding level of scholarship and advances understanding on an important issue.
    Cara Brumfield ’10
    (Brooklyn, N.Y.), social inequality and identity politics
  • David A. Portlock Cross-Cultural Relationship Award – Students who have worked diligently to promote cross-cultural relationships on campus or in the community.
    Nafis Hasan ’11
    (Dhaka, Bangladesh), biology
  • Dr. Eugene Deloatch `59 Excellence in Science and Engineering Award- Seniors whose academic accomplishments have reflected and continue to reflect an outstanding level of scholarship.
    Daniella Colon ’10
    (Bronx, N.Y.), civil engineering
    Danielle Jenkins ’10
    (Shirley, N.Y.), psychology
    Mosi London ’10
    (Brooklyn, N.Y.), civil engineering
  • Dr. Eugene Deloatch `59 First-Year Academic Achievement Award- First year students in engineering and science with highest GPAs.
    Glen Robinson ’13
    (Brooklyn, N.Y.), biology
  • Excellence in Diversity Education Award – A faculty or administrator whose commitment and service to diversity on campus promotes awareness and a positive learning environment for all students.
    Gary Gordon
    , professor of mathematics
    Liz McMahon
    , professor of mathematics
  • Frances Ocansey-Ahene Award – A graduating senior whose activities and commitment to academic excellence and inclusive cultural education within the community transcends all barriers and exemplifies the ethos of multiculturalism.
    Christopher Duru ’10
    (Bronx, N.Y.), history/English
    Christopher Nial ’10
    (South Burlington, Vt.), electrical and computer engineering
  • Hispanic Society of Lafayette (HSL) Award – An individual who has helped further our cultural mission and has served as an ambassador for HSL.
    Jiselle Peralta ’13
    (Rego Park, N.Y.), biology
  • International Students Association Recognition Award- Given to an ISA member who has throughout the year supported ISA.
    Asad Akram ’13
    (Lahore, Pakistan), chemical engineering
    Mario Rusev ’13
    (Sevlievo, Bulgaria), physics
  • Jeffrey D. Robinson ’80 Leadership Award - An accomplished student who is also characterized by noteworthy leadership in College activities and student life.
    Kristen Tyler ’10
    (Rancho Palos Ve, Calif.), social justice and equality
  • Leroy D. Nunery ’77 Intellectual Citizenship Award – A student whose research on important social, political or economic issues advances knowledge and involves the student in activities within a community.
    Nicolus Oliver ’10
    (Cheltenham, Pa.), engineering studies
  • Otis Ellis `89 Scholar Athlete Award- A successful varsity athlete who has achieved an outstanding level of scholarship.
    Danielle Jenkins ’10
    (Shirley, N.Y.), psychology
    Bradley Williams ’10
    (Marriottsville, Md.), multimedia design & marketing
  • Paving the Path Award – A (first-year or sophomore) student who has demonstrated potential for greatness in the years to come.
    Katherine O’Neil ’12 (Bridgewater, N.J.), English
    Brandi Porter ’13
    (Olney, Md.), music
  • Riley Temple ’71 Creative and Artistic Citizenship Award – A student whose creative scholarship in the visual and/or performance arts contributes to knowledge on societal issues of multicultural or inter-cultural concerns.
    Crystal Burey ’10
    (Saint Albans, N.Y.), art
    Treyvon Jackson ’10
    (Germantown, Md.), performance studies

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