Students, Staff and Faculty Receive Diversity Awards
Students, staff and faculty on the Denver Campus were honored with Rosa Parks Diversity Awards at a luncheon Friday, April 7, at St. Cajetans.
This year's student honorees were Keven Shaw, Anthony McCree, Beatriz Salazar, Elizabeth Kaplanek, Gordon Hamby, Kristen Fukumoto and Thomas Evans. Staff honorees were Leslie Taylor, administrative assistant, and Regina Rodriguez, academic advisor. Winning the faculty award for contributions toward diversity and inclusion was Charles Musiba, associate professor of biological anthropology.
Event speakers included Raul Cardenas, PhD, associate vice chancellor for student affairs; Rachel Harding, PhD, assistant professor of indigenous spiritual traditions; and Omar Montgomery, MPA/MES, director of Black Student Services in the office of Educational Opportunity Programs.
Taking its name from Rosa Parks, who is known as the first lady of the Civil Rights movement, the University of Colorado Denver Rosa Parks Diversity Committee recognizes individuals who have contributed to the university's commitment to diversity and inclusion. The sixth annual event was sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Educational Opportunity Programs and the Office of Student Life. For more, including videos of the presentation, visit this link.