Recipients of the 2011 Chancellor’s Achievement Award for Diversity

To: UCSC Community

From: Chancellor Blumenthal

It is my pleasure to announce the recipients of the 2011 Chancellor’s Achievement Awards for Diversity.
These awards honor faculty, staff, students, and programs that have made outstanding contributions to diversity and inclusion at UCSC. 
The 2011 recipients are:
·        Darrell Long, professor of computer science and Kumar Malavalli Professor of Storage Systems Research
·        Christine J. Hong, assistant professor of literature
·        Teresa Valenzuela and Martha Valle, senior cooks in Crown/Merrill Dining
·        Donald G. Williams, director of Cultural Arts and Diversity
·        Jasmine K. Syedullah, graduate student in politics
·        Janette Esmeralda Linares, undergraduate student in politics/Latin American and Latino studies
·        Sociedad Estudiantil de Psicólog@s Avanzando (S.E.P.A.), student organization
·        Third World and Native American Student Press Collective (TWANAS), student organization
·        UCSC Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), student organization
Recipients were chosen from a large pool of nominations provided by the campus community. The selection committee included representatives from the following groups, as well as a former award recipient:

·        Chancellor's Office
·        Senate Committee on Affirmative Action and Diversity
·        Staff Advisory Board
·        Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
·        Academic Personnel Office
·        Staff Human Resources
·        Student Union Assembly
·        Graduate Student Association
I want to thank all the recipients for being role models as we work to create a more diverse and inclusive campus.