Nominations invited for Deacon Davis Award

McKinley "Deacon" Davis
McKinley "Deacon" Davis

NIU’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) is accepting nominations for the Deacon Davis Diversity Award.

This award recognizes current NIU undergraduate, graduate or professional students; faculty; Supportive Professional Staff or Civil Service Staff; and academic units, office, programs or organizations for significant contributions made to the improvement of the status of minorities on the NIU campus.

nomination form is available online along with names of previous award recipients.

Nomination deadline is Friday, March 18.

The awards will be presented to winners during the 11th Annual Friendships Abloom luncheon, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, with brief remarks from NIU President John Peters and the awards presentation beginning at 12:15 p.m.

To submit a nomination, send the form and a letter of support to Lesley Gilbert, PCSM secretary, Holmes Student Center Room 608. Call (815) 753-1616 for more information.

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