Presidential Award for Diversity and Inclusion

In 2010 the Rollins Diversity Advisory Council worked to establish the Presidential Award for Diversity and Inclusion. This award is intended to recognize and honor students, faculty and staff for their efforts aimed at promoting diversity awareness, representation and inclusion within the Rollins workplace and student community. Three awards are granted annually each to a student, faculty and staff member whose contributions and actions over time best exemplify and advance the College’s diversity commitment and objectives as reflected in the nominee criteria below.  Recipients are honored at the conclusion of each academic year with an engraved plaque and a $1,000 award.  A group or department may also be nominated and if selected will share the award. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to nominate deserving candidates.       

 

Eligibility 

  • All students, faculty and staff
  • Must not have been selected as the award’s recipient in the past 5 years
  • Current members of the Diversity Council Steering Committee and those whose principle job responsibilities at the College involve diversity work are not eligible

Success Criteria

Nominees will be evaluated based on their demonstrated commitment over time to the principles and ideals of diversity and inclusion, as evidenced by efforts to:

  • Advance diversity awareness, knowledge and skills within the Rollins community
  • Promote institutional policies and practices that invite and reinforce inclusiveness
  • Serve as an advocate for the interests of under-represented populations
  • Champion recruitment and retention efforts aimed at improving diversity representation on campus
  • Develop or lead diversity programming and other diversity and intercultural engagement efforts

Selection Process

The Rollins Diversity Advisory Council will conduct the nomination screening process and will recommend annual recipients for the award to President Lewis Duncan.    

The award recipients will receive:

  • Students will receive recognition at the Annual academic Honors & Awards Convocation. Faculty will receive recognition at the last Faculty Meeting of the academic year. Staff will receive recognition at the Annual Awards Celebration in May.
  • An individualized trophy
  • A $1,000 gift

 

Call for Nominations

The 2013-14 call for nominations is now closed. Please click on the link below to submit an online nomination form.

  •  STUDENT NOMINATION DEADLINE: MARCH 14, 2014
  •  FACULTY NOMINATION DEADLINE: MARCH 28, 2014
  •  STAFF NOMINATION DEADLINE: APRIL 25, 2014

           ONLINE NOMINATION FORM 

 

Thank you for helping to contribute to a diverse, respectful and welcoming community for all.  

Dr. Emily Russell & Oriana Jimenez

Co-chairs, Rollins Diversity Advisory Council

www.rollins.edu/diversity/

 

2013 Award Recipients

Faculty

Greg Cavenaugh

     Dr. Greg Cavenaugh

Staff

abbyprokop

     Abby Prokop

Student

michael cardwell

     Michael Cardwell '13

2012 Award Recipients

Faculty

tillman

    Dr. Lisa Tillmann


Staff

jfw

     Dr. Jonathan F. Walz


Student

brioso


     Erin Brioso '14

 

2011 Award Recipients

 

Faculty

margaretmclaren

     Dr. Margaret McLaren


Staff

robertwhetstone

     Robert Whetstone


Student

meghanthomas

     Meghan Thomas '12

 

2010 Award Recipients

 

Faculty

kathrynnorsworthy

     Dr. Kathryn Norsworthy

Staff

rayrogers

     Ray Rogers

Students

cieraparks

     Ciera Parks '11

fmastrangelo

     Francesca Mastrangelo '10