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MSU to honor faculty and students with Excellence in Diversity Awards

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Posted at 10:19 AM, Feb 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-14 11:20:59-05

MSU faculty, staff and students who have demonstrated their efforts toward a more diverse and inclusive community will be honored at the 2017 All-University Excellence in Diversity Recognition and Awards Program Feb. 13.

The ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. in Big Ten Room A of the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.

The 2017 Excellence in Diversity award recipients include:

Students Making a Difference Through Artistic Expression Award

Gonzalo Garrido-Lecca, doctoral student, music composition, College of Music
Sarah Palermo, masters student, music composition, College of Music
Michael K. Wilson, doctoral student, African American and African studies, College of Arts and Letters

Honorable Mention

Tutilo Mudumba, doctoral student, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Visual)
Mary Peacock, masters student, studio art, College of Arts and Letters (Visual)
John A. Smith, doctoral student, music performance, College of Music (Performance) 
Montgomery Smith, freshman, Lyman Briggs College (Visual)

Individual Award: Emerging Progress

Mohammad Hassan Khalil, associate professor of religious studies, director of Muslim Studies Program

Individual Award: Sustained Effort Toward Excellence in Diversity

Judi Brown Clarke, diversity director, Bio/Computational Evolution in Action Consortium
Deanna Hurlbert, director, LBGT Resource Center
Jeffrey Wray, professor, Department of English, College of Arts and Letters

Team Award: Emerging Progress

Spartan Project SEARCH, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education, College of Education

Team Award: Sustained Effort Toward Excellence in Diversity

Ecological-Community Psychology, Department of Psychology, College of Social Science

Unit Award: Excellent Progress Toward Diversity Collaboration

Native American Institute, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Individual Award: Lifetime Achievement

Eunice Foster, professor, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

More information on EIDA can be found here