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Neil S. Bucklew Award

Cathy Jasper, Assistant to the Associate Provosts for Faculty Development and Culture and Academic Personnel, has been awarded West Virginia University's 2022 Neil S. Bucklew Social Justice 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. WVU faculty, staff and administrators who have been or are currently involved in the promotion of social justice are eligible.


2019 – Dr. Melissa Latimer, WVU ADVANCE Center

2018 – Dr. Shelia S. Price, WVU School of Dentistry

2017 – Daniel W. Brewster, WVU School of Sociology

2016 – Dr. Leslie E. Tower, WVU School of Social Work

2015 – Dr. Ellesa C. High, WVU Department of English

2014 – Dr. Katy Ryan, WVU Department of English

2013 – Franklin D. Cleckley, WVU College of Law, “Lifetime Achievement”

2012 – Bonnie Mae Brown, WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

2011 – Terry Nebel, WVU Office of Information Technology

2010 – Richard Fleisher, WVU Extension Service

2009 – C.B. Wilson, WVU Provost’s Office

2008 – Dinah W. Courrier, Potomac State College

2007 – Horace Belmear, WVU Office of Student Affairs

2006 – Garrett Ford, WVU Department of Athletics

2005 – John Zondlo, WVU Chemical Engineering Faculty

2004 – Carolyn Reyer, WVU Native American Studies Program (Founder)

2003 – M. Duane Nellis, WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

2002 – Devika Malhotra, WVU Parkersburg

2001 – Ric MacDowell, WVU Extension Service

2000 – Madonna C. Kolbenschlag, WVU School of Medicine

1999 – T. Anne Hawkins, University Learning Center

1998 – Judith Gold Stitzel, WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

1997 – Bernard Schultz, WVU College of Creative Arts

1996 – Robert D’Alessandri, WVU School of Medicine

1995 – Larry D. Robinson, WVU Parkersburg

1994 – Charles Spring, Presbyterian Campus Minister

1993 – Carolyn Bailey Lewis, WNPB

1992 – Dana Brooks, WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

1991 – Edward C. Keller, WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

1990 – Franklin D. Cleckley, WVU College of Law

West Virginia University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture by promoting diversity, inclusion, equality, and intercultural and intercommunity outreach. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, marital or family status, pregnancy, veteran status, service in the uniformed services (as defined by state and federal law), religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression in the administration of any of its educational programs, activities, or with respect to admission or employment.

– Board of Governors Rule 1.6

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