2007.03.28 > For Immediate Release
contact: Becky Bohan Brown - University Affairs
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UNO CCMA Announces 2007 Diversity Awards Recipients
The Chancellor's Commission on Multicultural Affairs (CCMA) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) announces the 2007 winners of its annual Diversity Awards. These awards recognize current UNO faculty, staff, students, departments, colleges or organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to diversity on the university campus or in the community through mentoring, outreach initiatives or other activities that advance the institution's goal of inclusion.
This year's honorees are:
- Maria Garza, multicultural affairs;
- Paul Sather and the Service-Learning Academy faculty, staff and students; and
- Cathi Warren, multicultural affairs Native American recruitment.
"The Diversity Awards offer a great opportunity for faculty, staff and students involved in initiatives, both inside and outside the university, to gain recognition for their efforts," said Karen Hayes, CCMA co-chair and assistant professor of educational administration and supervision at UNO. "Join us in recognizing this year's recipients."
The recipients will be honored at a reception scheduled for Thursday, April 12. It will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Chancellor's Room. The program will begin at 2:30 p.m. with remarks from Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, associate professor of political science at UNO.
The CCMA serves as an advisory to the chancellor and other university administrators on issues that relate to diversity on campus. The commission's goal is to recognize individuals that exemplify a commitment to diversity and to meeting the Diversity Action Plan goals.
Those interested in attending should R.S.V.P. by calling (402) 554-2872 before April 6. For more information about the reception, contact Hayes at (402) 554-3240 or email@example.com.
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