Equity & Diversity Spring Convening

Equity and Diversity Spring Convening May 2, 2022

Equity & Diversity Spring Convening

Honoring the work of students, faculty, and staff across the University system

Monday, May 2, 2022 | View event online | PDF icon View program

The Equity and Diversity Spring Convening will bring together the University community and beyond to recognize the students, staff, and faculty who exemplify the University's commitment to equity and diversity. 

The event will feature keynote speaker Karen Diver (U of M Senior Advisor to the President for Native American Affairs), President Joan Gabel, and more.

We will recognize the outstanding student recipients of the Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) Awards, as well as the winners of the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) AwardsOutstanding Unit Award for Equity and Diversity, and the Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award.

Keynote Speaker

Karen Diver photoKaren Diver is currently serving as the Senior Advisor to the President for Native American Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Her previous roles include Director, Business Development, Native American Initiatives at the University of Arizona, and as the inaugural Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence for Native American Affairs at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. She was an appointee of President Obama as the Special Assistant to the President for Native American Affairs.

 

2022 Equity & Diversity Awardees

 

Undergraduate Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) Award

Munira Ahmed
College of Liberal Arts, Twin Cities

Samiat Ajibola
College of Liberal Arts, Twin Cities

Trey Feuerhelm
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences (CFANS), Twin Cities 

Friday Gora
Integrated Elementary & Special Ed, Duluth

Salma Ibrahim
College of Liberal Arts, Twin Cities

Sumeya Jeilani
College of Liberal Arts, Twin Cities

Rijul Mahajan
College of Science and Engineering, Twin Cities

Chinonso Nwakama
College of Biological Sciences, Twin Cities

Michelle Quan
College of Science and Engineering, Twin Cities

Alvina Salim
College of Design, Twin Cities
 

Graduate Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) Award

Adam Lê
Graduate School Graduate Student SEED Award
College of Liberal Arts, Twin Cities

Laichee Yang
Provost's Office Professional Student SEED Award
College of Design, Twin Cities

Alul Yesak
Graduate School Graduate Student SEED Award
College of Education and Human Development, Twin Cities
 

Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Award

Brooke Cunningham
Family Medicine and Community Health, Medical School, Twin Cities

Malinda Alaine Lindquist
History, College of Liberal Arts, Twin Cities

Allen Mensinger
Biology, Swenson College of Science and Engineering, Duluth

Alisha Wackerle-Hollman
Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, Twin Cities
 

Outstanding Unit Award for Equity & Diversity 

Department of Biology Teaching & Learning
College of Biological Sciences, Twin Cities 

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Medical School, Twin Cities

Swenson College of Science & Engineering
University of Minnesota Duluth
 

Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award

Alexander Hines
College of Liberal Arts, Twin Cities

Terresa Moses
 College of Design, Twin Cities

 

This event will premiere online on May 2

View the Equity and Diversity Spring Convening online on May 2, 2022 at 4:30 pm on this webpage or on our YouTube Channel

Program information coming soon. 

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