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. WVU faculty, staff and administrators who have been or are currently involved in the promotion of social justice are eligible.
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 nomination.
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.
Information received should relate to the nominee’s leadership in social justice, courage they may have shown in activities and endeavors and support they have provided to others related to social justice.
All submissions need to be received at the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by Friday, February 28, 2020.
Email nominations/applications to:
or via mail to:
PO Box 6202
Morgantown, WV 26506-6202
or hand deliver to:
West Virginia University
Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
1085 Van Voorhis Road
Suite 250 | Room 257
Morgantown, WV 26506-6202
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