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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.

All submissions need to be received at the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by Friday, February 14, 2020.

Mail nominations/applications to:
Richard Anderson
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

Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

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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

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

1085 Van Voorhis Road Suite 250
P.O. Box 6202, Morgantown WV 26506-6202

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