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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Carolina community members honored with Diversity Awards

The University Office of Diversity and Inclusion recognized students, faculty, staff, alumni and campus organizations with Diversity Awards on April 18. The awards recognize significant contributions of Carolina community members toward advancing an inclusive climate for excellence in teaching, research, public service and academic endeavor.

The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute Race, Ethnicity and Culture Committee and Seeding Postdoctoral Innovators in Research and Education also received awards for intergroup collaboration.

Pictured from left are this year’s winners: Katy McCullough, Jenille D. Morgan and Allison De Marco, representing FPG RACE committee; staff winner Dawna Jones, assistant dean of students; Betsy Clifton Ayankoya, also of FPG; faculty winner William Sturkey, assistant professor of history; graduate student winner Meli Kimathi; undergraduate winner David Choi; graduate student winner Deanna Sipes; G. Rumay Alexander, chief diversity officer and associate vice chancellor; alumni winner Joshua Rowsey; faculty winner Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, professor in the Gillings School of Global Public Health; Monica Gaudier-Diaz, Lindsey Costantini and Brian Rybarczyk, representing Seeding Postdoctoral Innovators in Research and Education; undergraduate winner Kristen Marion; staff winner Kate Kryder of the Office of Student Life and Leadership; Lathiena Manning, also of SPIRE; and Shawne Grabs, on behalf of alumni winner Kenneth Gaines Smith.