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Previous Winners

2016 Winners

The 2016 diversity award winners (l-r) Tirth Raj Bhatta, Parameswaran Ramakrishnan, Arthur Evenchik, Makela Hayford, (with Barbara R Syner, PhD; Marilyn S. Mobley, PhD), Sarah Dellinger, and Elsie Geither

Undergraduate Student Achievement Award: Makela Hayford
Graduate/Professional Student Achievement Award: Tirth Raj Bhatta
Faculty Leadership Award: Parameswaran Ramakrishnan, PhD.
Staff Leadership Award: Arthur Evenchik
Department/Office/Unit Excellence Award: The Spoken English Programs Educational Services for Students (ESS)

2015 Winners

The 2015 award winners stand in a line for the photograph 

Some of the 2015 diversity award winners. Photographed (l to r) Oluwakayode (Kayode) Omoyosi, of the Social Justice Institute; Lynn T. Singer, PhD.; Destinee Henton, Marilyn S. Mobley, PhD; President Barbara R. Snyder; Rhonda Williams, PhD, founder and director of the Social Justice Institute; three staff members of the Social Justice Institute, Misty Luminais, Shelley White and Allison George; and Tolulope Rosanwo. (photo: Eric Benson)

Faculty Leadership Award: Lynn T. Singer, PhD, Deputy Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Staff Leadership Award: Joseph T. Williams,  Director of Multicultural Programs for CWRU’s School of Medicine
Graduate/Professional Student Achievement Award: Tolulope “Tolu” Rosanwo, School of Medicine
Undergraduate Student Achievement Award: Hiram Cortez, Department of Economics
Graduate Student Achievement Award:Destinee Henton, Political Science
Department/Unit Excellence Award: Social Justice Institute


2014 Winners

The four award winners stand together for the photograph 

Winners included (left to right) Graduate/Professional Student Achievement Award, Luis Muniz-Feliciano; Staff Leadership Award, Elfreda “Alfie” Chatman-Walter; Undergraduate Student Achievement Award, Nusaiba Chowdhury; Faculty Leadership Award, Rajesh Viswanathan, PhD.

Faculty Leadership Award: Rajesh Viswanathan, PhD
Staff Leadership Award: Elfreda “Alfie” Chatman-Walter
Graduate/Professional Student Achievement Award: Luis Muniz-Feliciano
Undergraduate Student Achievement Award: Nusaiba Chowdhury


2013 Winners

Winners stand in a line holding their award plaques 

Winners (l to r) Dorothy Miller, PhD, Charity Taylor, Susan Sampson, President Snyder, G. Dean Patterson Jr. and Demetra S.A. Gibson.

Faculty Leadership Feminist Award: Dorothy C. Miller, PhD
Diversity Office Excellence Award: Susan Sampson
Staff Leadership Award: G. Dean Patterson, Jr.
Student Achievement Award: Demetra S.A. Gibson
Undergraduate Student Achievement Award: Charity Taylor


2012 Winners

Winners stand together for the official award photograph 

Winners (l to r) Carmen Naso, Cookie Jones, University President Barbara R. Snyder, VP for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Marilyn Mobley, Suzanne Rivera, Patrick Vaughn and Michael G. Knight

Faculty Leadership Award: Carmen J. Naso
Staff Leadership Award: Chevolkalee "Cookie" Jones
Graduate/Professional Student Achievement Award: Michael G. Knight
Undergraduate Student Achievement Award: Patrick Vaughn
Department/Office/Unit Excellence Award: The Office of Research Administration


2011 Winners

Award winners stand together for the photograph 

Winners (l to r) Staff member Teona Griggs, professor Sue Hinze, undergraduate Sai Santosh Kumar Kolluru, and Mandel School of Applied Social Work PhD candidate Susan Smalling, were recognized for their contributions to inclusion and diversity at Case Western Reserve. 

Faculty Leadership Award: Sue Hinze
Staff Leadership Award: Teona Griggs
Graduate/Professional Student Achievement Award: Susan Smalling
Undergraduate Student Achievement Award: Sai Santosh Kumar Kolluru


2010 Winners

Award winners stand together for the photograph 

Winners (l to r) Brian McDonald accepting on behalf of Jonathan Entin, Marilyn Mobley, Staff Member Latisha James, President Barbara R. Snyder and Jason Balkman, MD (MED '10).

Faculty Leadership Award: Jonathan Entin
Staff Leadership Award: Latisha James
Graduate/Professional Student Achievement Award: Jason Balkman


2009 Winner

Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams received the Diversity Achievement Award at the first annual Inclusion and Diversity Achievement Award luncheon on April 22, 2009. Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams

Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams received the Diversity Achievement Award at the first annual Inclusion and Diversity Achievement Award luncheon on April 22, 2009.

Committed to scholarship as a historian and social justice advocate, Dr. Williams is a tenured associate professor of history at CWRU who also holds the distinction of serving as director of the postdoctoral fellowship in African-American Studies and as director of the CWRU Social Justice Initiative.

The value of her scholarship and commitment to the university was evident by the 70 members of the campus community, including students, deans, faculty members, staff and community guests who attended the luncheon.