Region II Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award

Nomination someone is easy! One person should coordinate the submission and follow these steps.

  • STEP 1: Write a letter of nomination
  • STEP 2: Collect a minimum two (2) letters, maximum of five (5), letters of support and a copy of the nominee's resume.
  • STEP 3: The person coordinating the nomination should gather the nomination materials then go online to submit. You must upload all of the information at the same time. This person should then submit the nomination letter, letters of support online.
  • STEP 4: Submit the nomination by the published deadline!

Formerlythe Region II Distinguished Excellence in Diversity Award, this award is presented to an office/department/division at a college or university within Region II that demonstrates a successful record of achievement in celebrating and creating a welcoming and inclusive campus environment. Cultural diversity includes issues related, but not limited to, race, religion, ethnicity, creed, gender, gender identity, military status, sexual orientation, and/or disability. The recipient of this award also helps to "create an institutional ethos that accepts and celebrates differences, among people, helping to free them of any misconceptions and prejudices. The regional winner of this category will also be forwarded to the NASPA national office for consideration for recognition at the national level.

Questions? Contact Michelle Van-Ess Grant, Nominations and Awards Co-Chair at michelle_vaness@fitnyc.edu.

Award Information

Deadline: Oct. 21, 2019

A nomination can help you to show appreciation for the people that you work with and an award can bring recognition to an individual and an institution! Join us in recognizing the outstanding achievements of both individuals and programs within NASPA Region II.

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Successful nominations will address each of the following criteria.

  • Have a strong and sustained record of professional and/or civic involvement in activities that promote diversity and inclusion in education and/or the community.
  • Be active engaged in advocating for, and advancing, diversity and inclusion in the profession through one's administrative and/or academic work
  • Have a reputation for taking a stand on critical issues related to diversity and inclusion even at risk to one's reputation and vocation
  • Be dedicated to creating a campus environment that is culturally diverse and accepting of differences
  • Be known as an individual whose work has "broken barriers" and in so doing has served as a role model, and helped to facilitate employment and educational access and opportunity, for others from diverse backgrounds
  • Be an active NASPA member within Region II

Past Recipients

  • 2016 | Mehtap Ferrazzano

    - Rutgers University

  • 2017 | Christina Wright-Fields

    - Marist College

  • 2018 | Yettieve Marquez-Santana

    Assistant Director of Residential Life - New York University