Nominations sought for Faculty and Staff Diversity Enhancement Award

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Kay Fukuda, (808) 956-0702
Office of Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity
Posted: Mar 18, 2013

Diversity award recipient Jaimey Hamilton, pictured here at art installation. photo: Shuzo Uemoto
Diversity award recipient Jaimey Hamilton, pictured here at art installation. photo: Shuzo Uemoto

The Mānoa Commission on Diversity (COD) is now accepting nominations for the UH Mānoa Faculty and Staff Diversity Enhancement Award.  The commission presents this award annually to two faculty and/or staff who have gone beyond assigned duties in making significant contributions to campus diversity at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. 

For nomination information and forms, visit the website for Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity (SEED) at: Nomination forms must be received by March 29, 2013.  Nomination packets must be received by April 19, 2013

Students, staff, faculty at UH Mānoa are strongly encouraged to participate in the nomination process. Recipients will be announced by June 30, 2013; each will receive a $1,000 honorarium.

The commission’s award is intended to recognize the vigorous efforts of distinguished staff and faculty, who have demonstrated a commitment to UH Mānoa’s ongoing efforts in advancing diversity as a guiding principle for student success and high-quality learning,” said Kay Fukuda, a program director for SEED and a coordinator of the 2013 COD award.

UH Mānoa Assistant Professor of Art and Art History Jaimey Hamilton, PhD, received the COD diversity award in 2012.  Hamiltonʻs contribution to campus diversity is exemplified in her leadership of Intersections, a donor-funded program that brings artists and art scholars to Mānoa.  As Intersection’s director, Hamilton has been recognized for facilitating campus and community visits of several influential artists, whose work is relevant to broader perspectives on contemporary cultural issues and deepens a shared understanding of both cultural differences as well as interconnectivity in a global world. According to the 2012 COD award committee, Hamilton has parlayed Intersections into a platform that supports cultural diversity, “not as a topic to be discussed but as a community to be realized through participation, cooperation and active representation.” 

Prior recipients of the COD award include the following: Dr. Satoru Izutsu, MD, John A. Burns School of Medicine; Brenda Cartwright, PhD, Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science; Barbara Gibson, PhD, Department of Oceanography; and Nanette Kapulani Mossman Judd, MD, John A. Burns School of Medicine.

The award was established in 2010 by the UH Mānoa Commission on Diversity, which works to ensure diversity in campus policies and programs.






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