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Students and faculty were honored for their dedication to academics and furthering diversity on campus and in the surrounding community at the annual Intercultural Awards May 7 in the Wilson Room of Pfenning Alumni Center.

President Alison Byerly poses with Juannell Riley ’15. Riley received two Intercultural Awards.

President Alison Byerly poses with Juannell Riley ’15. Riley received two Intercultural Awards.

Sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Development, the ceremony celebrates those who have committed themselves to addressing issues of multiculturalism, diversity, and social justice through leadership and education.

Award recipients:

          • 1974 Award – Awarded to the student who most exemplifies the groundbreaking spirit of the first class of women to graduate from Lafayette by working toward equality for women on campus
            Heather Hughes ’15 (Rocky Mount, N.C.), philosophy
          • Cultural Program of the Year – This award is presented to coordinators of the cultural program or initiative that most impacted the campus community in terms of its emphasis on cross-cultural dialogue, intellectual exploration of an important sociocultural or global issue, or social integration across campus affiliations.
            Association of Black Collegians, “Black Lives Matter”
          • Darlyne Bailey ’74 Excellence in the Humanities and Social Sciences Award – A student whose academic/artistic accomplishments reflect an outstanding level of scholarship and advance understanding on an important issue related to diversity
            Juannell Riley ’15 (Bronx, N.Y.), government and law/philosophy
            Shabhia Akter ’15 (Woodside, N.Y.), psychology/English
          • David A. Portlock Cross-Cultural Relations Award – A student who has worked diligently to promote cross-cultural relationships on campus and/or in the community
            Mariela Gratero ’15 (New York, N.Y.), philosophy/psychology
          • Dr. Eugene Deloatch ’59 Excellence in Science and Engineering Award – A senior in the natural sciences or engineering whose academic accomplishments reflect an outstanding level of scholarship
            Jason Devlin ’15 (West Middlesex, Pa.), biochemistry
            Eamon Campolettano ’15 (Hicksville, N.Y.), mechanical engineering
          • Frances Ocansey-Ahene Spirit of Multiculturalism Award – A
            graduating senior whose activities and commitment to academic excellence and inclusive cultural education within the community transcend all barriers and exemplify the ethos of multiculturalism at Lafayette
            Susanna Kim ’15 (Willow Grove, Pa.), policy studies/French
            Eddie Andujar ’15 (New York, N.Y.), international affairs
          • Jeffrey Robinson ’80 Leadership Award – Awarded to an accomplished student who is also characterized by noteworthy leadership in college activities and student life
            Alexandria Sousa ’15 (Milford, Pa.), international affairs/environmental studies
          • John T. McCartney Excellence in Diversity Education Award – A faculty member or administrator whose commitment and service to diversity on campus promote awareness and a positive learning environment for all students
            Julia Nicodemus, assistant professor of engineering studies
Alexandra Bell ’18 and Jane Rosa ’18 both received the Rising Star Award.

Alexandra Bell ’18 and Jane Rosa ’18 both received the Rising Star Award.

          • Leroy Nunery ’77 Intellectual Citizenship Award – A student whose research on important social, political, or economic issues advances knowledge and involves the student in activities within a community
            Katie Graziano ’15 (West Easton, Pa.), psychology/English
          • Mattachine Award – Awarded to the student who most exemplifies the courage of the Mattachine Society, the nation’s first LGBTQ rights organization, in working tirelessly to advance LGBTQ rights at Lafayette
            Daniel Mills ’15 (Folsom, Pa.), English/French
          • Otis Ellis ’89 Scholar Athlete Award –This award is granted to a successful varsity athlete who has achieved an outstanding level of scholarship
            Juannell Riley ’15 (Bronx, N.Y.), government and law/philosophy
            Brittany Powell ’15 (Wilmington, Del.), self-designed major: child development and social justice
          • Pard Partnership Award – Awarded to the individual, student organization, or academic or administrative department that has contributed significantly to achieving social justice through a process of collaboration around shared values
            Film and Media Studies Program
Members of the Hispanic Society of Lafayette accept the Cultural Program of the Year award.

Members of the Hispanic Society of Lafayette accept the Cultural Program of the Year award.

        • Riley Temple ’71 Creative and Artistic Citizenship Award – A student whose creative scholarship in the visual and/or performance arts contributes to knowledge on societal issues of multicultural concern
          Julia Guarch ’15 (Debary, Fla.), self-designed major: capturing gender in the arts
        • Rising Star Award – A first-year student who has demonstrated commitment to intercultural campus engagement and potential for greatness in the years to come
          Alexandra Bell ’18 (Irvington, N.Y.)
          Jane Rosa ’18 (Bethlehem, Pa.)
        • Student Advocate Staff Award – The administrative or support staff member whose expressed commitment to diversity is demonstrated through expert advising, support, advocacy, and mentorship of students of color, women, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented identity groups
          Louise Frazier, operations manager in Admissions
        • Student Organization of the Year – This award is granted to the student organization that has most impacted the campus through consistently effective cultural programming (social and/or educational)
          Hispanic Society of Lafayette
        • World Citizen Award – An international student who has demonstrated commitment to local and/or global issues through academic work or co-curricular leadership
          Geraldo Pereira Neto ’15 (Araxa, Brazil), international affairs/history
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