Certificate of Recognition
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Utica College Diversity Committee Certificate of Recognition

“Excellence in Fostering a Diverse Campus Community.”

The Utica College Diversity Committee is soliciting nominations for the "Excellence in Fostering a Diverse Campus Community" Award. This award will recognize the dedicated individuals who work tirelessly to promote diversity at Utica College by fostering a welcoming and inclusive campus community through their actions, collaboration, and influence.

The Utica College Diversity Committee has established three awards:
  • One award will be given to a Utica College employee (faculty, staff, or contract employee).
  • One award will be given to a Utica College student (undergraduate, graduate, on-campus, or distance).
  • One award will be given to a Utica College student club or organization.
Members of the Utica College community are encouraged to submit nominations for employees, students, and student clubs or organizations online at http://tinyurl.com/UCDiversity.  Previous award recipients are eligible to receive another award after a three year time period (see recipient chart below).

Nominations must be completed no later than February 28, 2017. The awards for the Utica College student and club or organization will be presented during the Student Affairs Student Recognition Brunch in April. The award for the Utica College employee will be presented during the Employee Recognition Ceremony in May.

If you have any questions, please contact Kateri Henkel, Chairperson of the Diversity Award Sub-Committee (792-3032), or the Diversity Committee at diversity@utica.edu.

Previous Award Recipients:

Year of award

Name of recipient

Award category

2016Amarildo CekaStudent
2016Balck Student UnionOrganization
2016Kathryn SilvaEmployee
2015Elaine ParavatiStudent
2015Africa in MotionOrganization
2015Alane VargaEmployee
2014Chochanmyei OoStudent
2014Omega Phi BetaOrganization
2014Damian Paco SantiagoEmployee
2013Janice TranStudent
2013Johnni MahdiEmployee
2012Anthony De La RosaStudent
2012Halina LotyczewskiEmployee
2011Anthony O'HaganStudent
2011Helen BlouetEmployee
2010Suhayl SantanaStudent
2010Arthur LangdonEmployee
2009Anthony O'HaganStudent
2009Joanne HathawayEmployee
2009Todd HuttonEmployee (President)



Alane Varga
Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502