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Nominations sought for Deacon Davis Award

February 21, 2012
McKinley "Deacon" Davis

McKinley "Deacon" Davis

The Northern Illinois University Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) is accepting nominations for the 2012 Deacon Davis Award.

Created in 2004, the award recognizes NIU students, faculty, staff, academic units, offices, programs or organizations for significant contributions made to the improvement of the status of minorities on campus.

Nomination forms and complete information regarding the nomination process are available online. The form must be received by Wednesday, March 14, and should be accompanied by a letter of support from someone other than the nominator.

The Deacon Davis Award is a non-monetary award that will be presented Wednesday, April 11, during the annual Friendships Abloom Spring Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center Regency Room.

The award is named for the late McKinley “Deacon” Davis, founder of NIU’s CHANCE (College Help & Assistance Necessary for College Education) Program. Since 1968, CHANCE has been a door of opportunity for many minority students to both enter, and graduate from, NIU.

The Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities is the oldest commission in existence on the NIU campus and advocates for all minorities represented on campus and in the surrounding community and region.

For more information, call (815) 753-1616 or email [email protected].