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Neil S. Bucklew Award

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is accepting nominations for the prestigious Neil S. Bucklew award.

This award is named in honor of WVU's twenty-first President Neil S. Bucklew. In 1986, he initiated the Social Justice Program, a forerunner to the recently restructured Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

This recognition is given to the recipient who has best demonstrated outstanding leadership, courage, and support on a continuous basis in the area of social justice in the West Virginia University system. Nominations should include a cover sheet with the name, title, addresses of the nominee and contact information of the person nominating the individual. In addition, nominations should include a full bio of the person being nominated, and a statement of no more than 250 words summarizing why the award should be given to that person. Three one page letters of recommendation may accompany the nominations.

This $2,500.00 award may be used for professional development or directed to one of several worthy WVU Foundation Accounts on behalf of WVU in the recipient’s name. Faculty, staff and administrators who have been or are currently involved in the promotion of social justice are eligible for this prestigious award.

Information received should relate to the nominee’s leadership in social justice, courage he or she may have shown in activities and endeavors, and support he or she has provided to others related to social justice.

Deadline for submissions has passed. All submissions needed to be received at the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by Friday, February 17, 2017.

Mail nominations/applications to:
Sharon Mallow
PO Box 6202
Morgantown, WV 26506-6202

or deliver to:

West Virginia University
Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Suncrest Center
1085 Van Voorhis Road
Suite 250 | Room 257
Morgantown, WV 26506-6202

For more information, contact Sharon Mallow at 304-293-7470.

2017 Neil S. Bucklew Recipient

A portrait of Daniel Brewster

Daniel W. Brewster received both his BA and MA from WVU, and has been a faculty member in the Department of Sociology since 2004. During that time, he has worked tirelessly to support others and help create a more fair and loving campus, community, state, country, and world. He strives to provide knowledge and awareness to others through all aspects of his life including the courses he teaches, sponsoring special events/programs on campus/community, and working with SGA and student organizations.

Daniel serves on the Commission for LGBTQ Equity; Council for Women’s Concerns, where he chaired the Women of Color Luncheon in 2017; Diversity Week Planning Committee; Greek Advisory Board; and serves as faculty advisor for numerous student organizations including Global Medical and Dental Brigades for which he planned and traveled abroad with students during spring break the past three years to provide support to people in Honduras, Panama, and Nicaragua. He is also a member of the Safe Zone community.

Recently, The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences named Daniel Professor of the Year for the 2016-17 academic year. He has also received the WVU NAACP Professor of the Year - 2015-16; NAACP Champion of Change – 2015; Richard T Feller Award for Outstanding Service to Students – 2015; Morgantown Magazine Professor of the Year - 2015-16; WVU TLC Diversity Grant Award Recipient - 2016-17; and Daily Athenaeum Who’s Who at WVU - 2012 and 2014.