Diversity & Inclusion Student Leaders Recognized for 2019-20 Academic Year

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Posted May 7, 2020, from the Campus Newsletter

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Diversity and Inclusion recently presented its annual student leadership awards.

Award recipients included:

  • Outstanding Student Employee AwardOASIS Office – Kameron Cook; Multicultural Center – Elijah Lewis; Gender and Sexuality Programs – Jenna Gonzalez; Accessibility Resources – Max McKenzie.
  • Student Leadership AwardsAccessibility Resources – Leah Hanson, Steve Ellis; African American Affairs – Michael Osei, Bola Ogunlana; American Indian Affairs – Drake Russell, Lyric Lopez-Kohler; Asian American Affairs – Chao Xiong, Jenna Vang; Guiding Pathways to Success (GPS) Program – Abdurrahman Guantai, Liya Yemiru; Latinx Affairs – Lizbeth Vazquez, Alexis Peralta; LGBT Center – Briana Spangler, Kirby Crow; Violence Awareness and Response Program – AnaRose Hart-Thomas, Melanie Ramsey; Women’s Center – Fatuma Abdulkadir, Amina Jemi.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award: Ashley Parent
  • Diversity Merit Award: Oscar Andrade Lara
  • Diversity Outreach Award: Marilyn Allen
  • Diversity Service Award: Noemi Duran
  • Diversity Ambassador Award: Melanie Yang
  • Excellence in Diversity Award: Cher Vang
  • Jessica Flatequal Rainbow Award: Michael Greene
  • Women of Action Award: Mich’le Rolan
  • Outstanding Recognized Student Organization Award: Minnesota State Mankato’s Owaci Okodakiciye (Powwow Committee) – Marilyn Allen, Clare Carroll
  • Student Diversity Champion Award: Ian Yang, Katie McQueen
  • Faculty/Staff Diversity Champion Award: Kari Much, William Broussard, Jameel Haque, Sherrise Truesdale-Moore, Matt Cecil
  • The Vice President’s Diversity Award: Anisa Omar

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