Diversity Achievement Award

Each year at Fall Convocation, President Shepard presents the Diversity Achievement Award to recognize an individual (faculty, staff or student) or office whose distinguished efforts have enhanced diversity and multicultural understanding at Western. The deadline to nominate for the 2015 Diversity Achievement Award was Friday, May 15, 2015.

2015 winner: Marie Eaton

Professor, Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Marie Eaton

Marie has been at Western since 1975, and has served in both administrative and faculty roles, to include Dean of Fairhaven College, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs, Associate Dean of the School of Education, and Professor, Woodring College and Fairhaven College. In these roles, Marie has dedicated herself to promoting inclusion and equity.

As an administrator Marie supported policies and initiatives to advance the success of underrepresented students and programs. She has been a significant contributor on the President’s Taskforce on Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity, contributing to the development of the Taskforce’s strategic plan. Marie was instrumental in forging a vision for the Education for Social Justice minor that is currently offered jointly between the Woodring College of Education and the Fairhaven College for Interdisciplinary Studies. 

Marie has supported many students coming from socioeconomically challenged positions, and is an outstanding role model of someone who advocates for social justice. Her scholarly work promotes a deeper understanding of how educational practices can disadvantage people who are outside of the main stream, and includes attention to how issues of diversity play out with respect to power and privilege.

 

Diversity Achievement Award Poster

Nomination Criteria and Guidelines

Criteria

  • Integrates diversity concepts and values into academic curriculum, management and/or operational functions.
  • Develops methods for increasing and valuing diversity among students, faculty, and/or staff.
  • Maximizes opportunities to achieve diversity.
  • Contributes to promoting an understanding and appreciation of differences by contributing to the body of research on diversity or through other endeavors.

Guidelines

  • Provide a nomination letter (not to exceed 3 pages) by Friday, May 8, 2015 addressing one or more of the above listed criteria to the Equal Opportunity Office, Old Main 345 or MS-9021.

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Marie Eaton, Professor, Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Korry Harvey, Senior Instructor and Assistant Director of Forensics, Department of Communication Studies

Steve Sulkin, Director, Shannon Point Marine Center

Willy Hart, Director, University Residences

Joan Ullin, Coordinator, Academic Support, Student Outreach Services

Kathy Kitto, Professor, College of Sciences & Technology

Lorraine Kasprisin, Professor, Secondary Education

Admissions Office, Karen Copetas, Director

Tom Nerini, Director, Student Outreach Services

Dr. Robert Hyung-chan Kim, Professor Emeritus

Jesse Moore, AS VP for Diversity

Lynn Robbins, Department of Environmental Studies

Gigi Berardi, Department of Environmental Studies

Brian Bingham, Shannon Point Marine Center

Ted Pratt, Director of Student Life/Dean of Students

Karen Hoelscher, Elementary Education

Joseph Garcia, Management

Roland L. De Lorme, Provost (retired)

Larry Estrada, Fairhaven/American Cultural Studies

Vernon Johnson, Political Science

Law and Diversity Program, Fairhaven College

The Ethnic Student Center Student Organizations

Dal Symes

Ray McInnis, Wilson Librarians for the Development of Ethnic Minority Research Guides, Wilson Library Diversity Section, and Diversity Resource Collections

Woodring College of Education, the Center for Educational Pluralism

The Department of English/Curricular Transformation Project

Saundra Taylor, Vice President for Student Affairs

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