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 2014 Diversity Achievement Award was Wednesday, May 21, 2014.

2014 winner: Korry Harvey

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

Korry Harvey

Korry has been at Western since 2001 and is a Senior Instructor in the Communication Studies Department, as well as Assistant Director of Forensics. Korry was instrumental in developing, and also consistently teaches the COMM225 course “Communication, Diversity and Controversy,” a course created to help students develop the intellectual and practical skills to engage thoughtfully on the issues they may encounter relating to diversity. Korry has made tremendous contributions as the Assistant Director of Forensics at Western by creating a positive debate team climate and emphasizing how critical it is to engage each other and the broader world with a myriad of perspectives. Korry’s instrumental role in introducing inclusivity and viewpoints of the traditionally underrepresented and sometimes ignored, has strengthened the debate team and contributed to their competitive success.

He earned his bachelor’s in History from Weber State University in 1998. Harvey has served the Northwest Forensic Conference as a leader on the Ethics and Equity Committee, in addition to serving locally as Board Member and Chair on the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force.

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 Wednesday, May 21, 2014 addressing one or more of the above listed criteria to the Equal Opportunity Office, Old Main 345 or MS-9021.

 

Past Award Recipients

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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

Page Updated 12.17.2014