Nominations Needed for Multicultural Awards

The Office of Multicultural Programs and Services invites you to submit nominations of qualified students, faculty, and/or staff for our 2011 awards reception.

Please send names for one or more of the following award categories via email to Candice Howell at choskins@nebrwesleyan.edu or by phone at 465.2149. Questions or concerns can be directed to the same email address and phone number.

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, April 8. Additional background information may be requested at a future date.

Award Categories

Mary Butler Award (student only)

  • Acknowledges a junior or senior who identifies as a student of color, and is in good academic standing with the university. This student shall exude an enthusiasm to serve both the Nebraska Wesleyan and Lincoln community by adding a freshness and a new dimension to either their organization(s) or to the people with whom the nominee has been involved. This student should be sensitive and knowledgeable about campus needs and demonstrate the ability to enrich the campus through extracurricular involvement. Qualities to consider are initiative, creativity, responsibility, cooperation, leadership, and concern for others. Nominator must be a faculty, staff, or student of NWU.

Student Advocate for Diversity

  • Acknowledges students who raise awareness and recognize a need, problem, or opportunity that should be addressed regarding diverse populations and diversity issues. This student inspires others to share their vision and goals for diversity, and advocates a practical solution or course of action to benefit the common good, while fostering meaningful relationships with peers from diverse backgrounds. Above all the nominee should demonstrate a willingness to challenge generalizations and stereotypes of diverse populations and communicate effectively with people of varied backgrounds. Nominator must be a faculty, staff, or student of NWU.

Faculty/Staff Advocate for Diversity

  • Acknowledges employees at NWU for qualities and criteria that are stated above for the Student Advocate for Diversity. In addition this individual should have a record of helping students to learn to communicate effectively with people of varied backgrounds as well as helping them to become self-advocates. Nominator must be a faculty, staff, or student of NWU.

Leadership (student only)

  • Acknowledges students who are in good academic standing with the university, who identify as a student of color and/or LGBT. Individuals must exemplify excellence in leadership. Nominator must be a faculty or staff member from Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Artistic Expression (student only)

  • Acknowledges students who are in good academic standing with the university, who identify as a student of color and/or LGBT. Individuals must exemplify excellence in artistic expression. Nominator must be a faculty or staff member from Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Up-and-Coming (student only)

  • This award is given to a first year student of color who has demonstrated a high level of commitment and involvement above and beyond expectations that have impacted the campus in a positive way. Nominator must be a faculty, staff, or student of NWU.

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