The College of Veterinary Medicine featured prominently in this year’s Chancellor’s Creating Community Awards (formerly named the University Diversity Awards), which were presented by the Chancellor at a ceremony at Talley on Wednesday, May 4th.
These awards recognize outstanding faculty, staff, colleges, students, and student organizations that have made exceptional efforts and contributions in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Please congratulate our colleagues, Maria Correa and Jonathan Fogle, who were nominated for the outstanding faculty member award, and Mitsu Suyemoto, who was nominated for the outstanding staff member award.
A very special congratulation to Dr. Maria Correa, who was selected as the winner in the outstanding faculty member for the entire University. Dr. Correa’s many contributions in this area are certainly noteworthy. Her nomination details her longstanding leadership in a multitude of activities dealing with outreach, student recruitment and mentoring, advocacy for inclusion and for NC State.
The whole College of Veterinary Medicine should take pride in the fact that our College was one of five nominees in the Outstanding College/Division category. While we did not win, our representatives – Dr. Allen Cannedy and Ms. Valerie Ball – were called to the stage when we were given an honorable mention for our efforts to promote diversity and inclusion. We would like to recognize the entire the DVM Diversity Committee for its work in this important area, and everyone in the College who has made a difference to how we treat each other and make our College open to all.