Diversity Achievement Award

The Diversity Achievement Award honors a faculty or staff member in the College of Health and Human Development or the College of Nursing who has made sustained and significant contributions to fostering diversity at Penn State, in the College of Health and Human Development, or in the College of Nursing.


The Diversity Achievement Award recognizes a person who demonstrates commitment to the value of diversity and has been instrumental in creating or facilitating a climate of inclusiveness in the college.


Any faculty, staff, or student in the College of Health and Human Development or College of Nursing may receive this award. The individual must meet at least one of the following criteria:

Nominating Procedure

Nominations may be made by students, staff, faculty, or alumni.

The nomination shall consist of the following:

  1. A resume or vita
  2. One comprehensive letter of support, with three signatures, that details how the candidate meets the award criteria.


Selection will be made by a committee appointed by the Dean of the College of Health and Human Development.


Past recipients are not eligible for a period of five years.


The recipient will receive a monetary award and a plaque.


The deadline for nominations is May 30, 2014.

Submittal Process

Completed nomination packets can be submitted by one of these three ways:

  1. Mail:
    Kristi Stoehr
    Alumni Relations
    College of Health and Human Development
    201 Henderson Building
    University Park, PA 16802-6501
  2. Email:
    Kristi Stoehr at klf133@psu.edu
  3. Online:
    Diversity Achievement Award nomination

Past Recipients

2013 Rosemarie Hibbler, SHM
2012 Peggy Hoover, Undergraduate Programs and Outreach
2011 Linda Wray, BBH
2010 Rhonda BeLue, HPA
2009 Chalandra Bryant, HDFS
2008 Gary King, BBH
2007 Emilie Phillips Smith, Center for Family Research in Diverse Contexts
2006 Linda Vanessa Wade, HDFS
2005 Darlene Clark, NURS
2004 Keith Whitfield, BBH
2003 Deloise Frisque, Center for the Study of Human Development and Family Research in Diverse Contexts
2002 Daniel Treviño, BBH