Diversity awards nominations due Feb. 1

The deadline is Feb. 1 to make nominations for awards that will be presented at the Diversity Leadership Recognition Celebration in March.

Nominees should be leaders who have exemplified a commitment to the promotion and engagement of race, ethnicity, religion, culture, gender, disability, language, sexual orientation and organizational membership.

Recognition will be given in the following categories: Leaders of Tomorrow – an upper division YSU student (i.e. graduate student, senior or junior); Campus Leadership – YSU administrator, staff or faculty; and Community Leadership – individual, business, group, agency, organization or community initiative (must be in existence for at least three years).  Nominations can be completed online or obtained at http://www.ysu.edu/div_ysu/.

Award recipients will be recognized at the Diversity Leadership Recognition Celebration at Mr. Anthony’s on Thursday, March 29, 2012, at 6 p.m.  The cost is $35 per person or a table of eight for $280.

For more information or to make reservations, contact the YSU Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity at 330-941-3370.  Proceeds from the event will fund student scholarships through an endowment that has been established with the YSU Foundation.  For more information on the scholarship, visit the YSU Foundation’s website at http://www.ysu.edu/ysufoundation/welcome.shtml. The scholarship application deadline is Feb. 15.

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