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MEMORANDUM

Date:

March 15, 2021


To:

All UF Graduate Students


From:

Kishmar A. Best, Ph.D.
Director
Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives (OGDI)
The Graduate School


RE:

Vote for UF Graduate Education Diversity Champion Awards 2021!



The UF Graduate School's Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives (OGDI) is seeking your vote to help determine this year's recipients of the 2021 Graduate Education Diversity Champion Award!
Each year, this award spotlights UF faculty who make outstanding contributions toward diversity, inclusion, and cross-cultural understanding in graduate education within our campus community through scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and positive interactions with others.
Eligibility
Nominees for the Graduate Education Diversity Champion Award would be noted for making their mark by one or more of these accomplishments:

  *   Leadership in fostering positive interactions between persons of different cultural backgrounds.
  *   Demonstrated commitment to increasing inclusion of traditionally underrepresented groups as participants and contributors within graduate education at the University of Florida.
  *   Active involvement in organizations that foster diversity awareness.
  *   Creation of an inclusive and supportive environment for graduate students across different cultures and backgrounds.
2021 Diversity Champion Award Nominees
To learn more about this year's nominees, click these online links:

  *   Dr. Elliot Douglas<https://www.essie.ufl.edu/people/name/elliot-douglas/>
  *   Dr. Julia Graber<https://people.clas.ufl.edu/jagraber/>
  *   Dr. Peter Kima<http://microcell.ufl.edu/people/faculty-directory/kima/>
  *   Dr. Joseph Larkin<http://microcell.ufl.edu/people/faculty-directory/larkin/>
  *   Dr. Erica McCray<https://education.ufl.edu/faculty/mccray-erica/>
  *   Dr. Porchia Moore<https://arts.ufl.edu/directory/profile/171119>
  *   Dr. David Prevatt<https://www.essie.ufl.edu/people/name/david-prevatt/>
  *   Dr. Kathryn Stofer<https://aec.ifas.ufl.edu/directory/faculty/katie-stofer/>
  *   Dr. Ashby Walker<https://hsrmp.phhp.ufl.edu/profile/walker-ashby/>
  *   Dr. Lakiesha Williams<https://www.bme.ufl.edu/dept-member/williams_lakiesha/>
Then vote for up to three choices by clicking this online link: 2021 Graduate Education Diversity Champion Award Ballot<https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eIC8Zf2ChSJb48e>.
The deadline to vote is 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2021.
Winners will be announced during Graduate Student Appreciation Week (April 4-9, 2021).
Questions? Please email OGDI at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.