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Awards / Honors

Ethnic Studies recognized for unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion

February 10, 2012

Committed to diversity, student success

With an 18-year history on campus, the Department of Ethnic Studies became an official department in 2009 with the support and urging of students, staff, and faculty.

“Our most recent master's students noted how the department was ‘one of the most rewarding academic experiences of my life’ and how important the department was in 'offering an opportunity to learn the histories of all marginalized people in this country as well as across the globe,'" said Irene Vernon, department chair and nominator.

“What I admire most about this department, and believe they deserve recognition for, is their solid adherence to their mission,” Vernon said. “... The department's unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to the success of students and to making the world a better place.”

The department has 15 regular employees and eight student employees.

Recognizing CSU employees

The CSU Employee Appreciation Board, originally formed in 1968, recognizes employees for their hard work and promotes community spirit among CSU faculty and staff through events such as breakfasts or luncheons. Each month, the Board hosts a prize drawing for all faculty and staff who submit an entry form, including a coveted reserved parking space for a full month.

The board meets monthly during the academic year to discuss and plan employee recognition events, as well as to help promote university events. One of the main objectives of the board is the monthly recognition of a group, entity or college.

Send in your nomination

Have a department or office you want to nominate? Contact the board to nominate a department or office for recognition.

Contact: Nik Olsen
Phone: (970) 491-5507