MUSC's Office of Student Diversity is accepting nominations for the Earl B. Higgins Award 2013. Established to honor a former director of minority affairs, the award acknowledges dedication to positive contributions to diversity enhancement on the campus, in the colleges, the university or MUHA.
Nominations are being accepted for two separate awards: The Earl B. Higgins 2013 Achievement in Diversity Award and The Earl B. Higgins 2013 Student Leadership in Diversity Award.
Nominees should be individuals who have contributed significantly to diversity in three of the following five areas: Enriches diversity through student/employee recruitment, retention, enrichment or relations; Improves 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 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 (http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/diversity/earlbhiggins.html/), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org are recommended. However, packets may also be submitted via fax and mail. Winners will be announced
March 1. For information, call or e-mail Willette S. Burnham, M.Ed., executive director for student programs in the Office of Student Diversity, at email@example.com or 792-2146.