The Michigan State University 2012 Excellence in Diversity Awards were presented at the All-University Excellence in Diversity 2012 Recognition and Awards Convocation and Reception Feb. 17 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. One college, five individuals and three groups who have exemplified diversity and inclusion in extraordinary ways received awards.
MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon and Provost Kim Wilcox presented MSU Extension staff members Janet Olsen, Karen Pace and Dionardo Pizaña with the Sustained Effort toward Excellence in Diversity award.
This Dec. 15 Spotlight article describes the terrific work that the team is involved in, developing and delivering programs and curricula to help reduce the incidence of bullying among youth and providing training in multicultural diversity.
It’s always great to have MSU recognize the achievements of our colleagues, especially with an honor that recognizes persistence and quality. Even better, parents and family members able to attend and witness the event. Thanks to Karen, Dionardo and Janet for their leadership in helping us all to be more effective in our work. Read more and see photos here.