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The Diversity Achievement Award honors a faculty or staff member in the College of Health and Human Development who has made sustained and significant contributions to fostering diversity at Penn State or in the College of Health and Human Development, demonstrated commitment to the value of diversity, and been instrumental in creating or facilitating a climate of inclusiveness in the college.

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Any faculty or staff member in the College of Health and Human Development may receive this award. The individual must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Is dedicated to facilitating inclusiveness in and out of the classroom, in the College and throughout the University.
  • Serves as a role model to students, faculty, administrators, and to the local community in working toward a diverse University.
  • Has made a lasting impact on the College by fostering an appreciation for human differences and furthering opportunities for diversity.
  • Has made a lasting impact on the College by fostering an appreciation for human differences and furthering opportunities for diversity.

Past recipients are not eligible for a period of five years.

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To submit a nomination, please complete the on-line nomination form and provide the following documentation:

  • One detailed letter of support, with three signatures, that indicates how the candidate meets the award criteria.

 

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Recipient of this award shall be selected by a committee appointed by the Dean of the College of Health and Human Development.

Recipient will be notified prior to the start of Fall Semester. A plaque and a monetary award will be presented to the recipient during to the recipient during the Fall HHD Annual Awards Ceremony.

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 If you have any questions about the award or nomination process, please call (814) 865-1428 or email us at  HHDCollegeAwards@psu.edu.