NACA Awards - Outstanding Diversity Achievement Award - Individual

The Outstanding Diversity Achievement Award-Individual was established to recognize individuals at NACA® member institutions that positively contribute to the development of programs and services promoting cultural diversity, understanding and/or awareness. These programs could be based at member institutions or within NACA.

Current full-time professional staff member at an NACA® member institution. Individuals can be nominated by others or can nominate themselves.

CRITERIA: The NACA Awards Committee will select, by majority vote, up to two recipients annually. Criteria for selection include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Individual's contribution and service to diverse populations
  • Individual's demonstrated record for enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within the general campus or NACA community
  • Quality and originality of programs and services developed and/or implemented by individual

Nomination materials should demonstrate that the individual has helped to accomplish at least two of the following additional criteria:

  • Fosters meaningful relationships between diverse student groups
  • Challenges stereotypical perceptions of diverse populations
  • Helps students learn to communicate effectively with people of varied backgrounds
  • Generates awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures

Nomination Deadline: November 1

Nomination Form

Recent Winners of the Outstanding Diversity Achievement Award-Individual

  • 2023 - Megan Dufrane-GRoose, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
  • 2022 - Miriam Randall, Albertus Magnus College (CT)
  • 2021 - Dasha Harris, Miami University (OH)
  • 2021 - Nicole Ausmer, University of Cincinnati (OH)
  • 2020 - Brittani Hunt, High Point University (NC)
  • 2020 - Travis Tucker, Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
  • 2019 - Latoya Muhammad, Missouri Western State University
  • 2019 - Anna Metzger, Southern New Hampshire University
  • 2018 - Monique Gore, Gettysburg College (PA)
  • 2016 – Amber White, Fort Hays State University (OH)
  • 2013 – Lucy Croft, University of North Florida
  • 2012 – Lyndon Pryor, Texas A&M University
  • 2011 – Gregory Clement, Mount Wachusett Community College (MA)
  • 2010 – Reetha Perananamgam, Heidelberg University (OH)
  • 2009 – Heidi Scheusner Leming, Austin Peay State University (TN)

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