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Earl B. Higgins Achievement in Diversity Awards

The Earl B. Higgins Achievement in Diversity Awards
Call for Nominations
Submissions must be received by 5 p.m., Feb. 5, 2010

MUSC’s Office of Student Diversity is accepting nominations for the Earl B. Higgins Award 2010. Established to honor a former director of minority affairs, the award acknowledges persistence and dedication to positive contributions to diversity enhancement on the campus, either in the colleges, the university or MUHA. The 2010 Earl B. Higgins Award will be presented at a reception from 4 to 6 p.m., April 7, 2010, at the Wickliffe House.

Nominations for two separate awards
1. The Earl B. Higgins 2010 Achievement in Diversity Award

2. The Earl B. Higgins 2010 Student Leadership in Diversity Award
Nominations should be individuals who have contributed significantly to diversity in three of the following five areas:

  • Enriches diversity through student/employee recruitment, retention, enrichment, and/or relations;
  • Improves/enhances diversity through excellence in service to patients, families, and visitors;
  • Advances one or more of the several target areas of diversity, including race relations, gender issues, disabled, aging, and international constituencies;
  • Recognizes and takes initiative to act upon potential opportunities to significantly affect/influence the organization/work environment as it pertains to diversity;
  • Promotes improvements in the understanding of the benefits of diversity within MUSC and the community.

Nominations must include the nomination form (, and two letters of endorsement on 8 ½ X 11 paper for each nomination. Attach letters of endorsement to the nomination form.
Electronic submissions to are recommended. However, packets may also be submitted via fax and mail. Winners will be announced March 5, 2010.
For more information, call or e-mail Willette S. Burnham, M.Ed., executive director for student programs and Office of Student Diversity, or 792-2146.

Friday, Dec. 4, 2009

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