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Romeo Jackson
NIU’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) has selected students Romeo Jackson, Daniel H. Tamayo and Javier Rodriguez, along with Charles Ogundipe (assistant director, Financial Aid, CHANCE Program) and professor LaVerne Gyant (Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education) as the recipients of this year’s Deacon Davis Diversity Award. Glenda Jones, collection specialist...
The Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities invites nominations of outstanding NIU students, faculty or staff members for the McKinley “Deacon” Davis Diversity Award. Current students, faculty, SPS or Civil Service staff, as well as academic units, offices, programs or organizations, are welcome to make nominations for the awards that recognize significant contributions made to...
Diversity: Strengthening the Pillars of Community
NIU’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) has selected students Sandra Gonzalez and Sara Briseño and Karen Baker, associate vice president of Administration and Human Resources, as the recipients of this year’s Deacon Davis Diversity Award. Named in honor of Deacon Davis, founder and former director of the CHANCE (Counseling Help & Assistance...
The Northern Illinois University Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities will host Diversity: Strengthening the Pillars of Community. The day-long regional conference, scheduled Saturday, March 21, at NIU-Naperville, will be an opportunity to engage in thought provoking seminars while network with fellow attendees. Guest speakers include Jerry Blakemore, vice president and general counsel for...
Deacon Davis
NIU’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) has named graduate student Marc Reynolds and faculty member Chris Liska Carger as the recipients of the 2014 Deacon Davis Diversity Award. Named in honor of Deacon Davis, founder and former director of the CHANCE (Counseling Help & Assistance Necessary for a College Education) Program, the award...
Deacon Davis
NIU’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) invites students, faculty and staff to attend its free Diversity and Inclusion Summit and to nominate outstanding students, faculty or staff members at NIU for the McKinley “Deacon” Davis Diversity Award. This award recognizes significant contributions made to the improvement of the status of minorities on NIU’s campus....
CHANCE 45th Anniversary logo
When the McKinley “Deacon” Davis CHANCE Program first opened its doors at NIU in 1968, it admitted only 50 students. They all had something in common: the interest in pursuing a college education but a pre-college preparation that fell short of allowing them to enter college through the traditional admissions process. Forty-five years later, CHANCE now...
McKinley "Deacon" Davis
NIU’s McKinley “Deacon” Davis CHANCE Program is celebrating its 45th anniversary. In honor of this significant milestone, the CHANCE Program will offer a series of celebratory programs highlighting special initiatives and topics of interest to the campus community. These presentations will highlight the programs history of CHANCE and the progress that the program has made...
Clockwise, from top left: Latasha Bennett, Sandy Lopez, Nancy Russo and James Cohen
NIU’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities has announced the recipients of the 2013 Deacon Davis Diversity Awards: student Latasha Bennett, staff member Sandy Lopez, faculty members James Cohen and Nancy Russo and the Society of Women Engineers. Named in honor of Deacon Davis, founder and former Director of the CHANCE (Counseling Help &...
Photo of stacked hands
NIU’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) invites students, faculty and staff to attend its Diversity and Inclusion Summit and to nominate an outstanding student, faculty or staff member at Northern Illinois University for the McKinley “Deacon” Davis Diversity Award. The Deacon Davis Diversity Award recognizes significant contributions made to the improvement of...
McKinley "Deacon" Davis
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the McKinley “Deacon” Davis CHANCE Program. CHANCE was the brainchild of NIU’s sixth president, Rhoten A. Smith, who is remembered for his strong connection with students and commitment to opportunity. In honor of this occasion – a significant milestone for NIU and Illinois – the CHANCE Program will offer...
McKinley "Deacon" Davis
The Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) at NIU has announce that NIU staff members Suzanne Coffield, Ellen Franklin and Wesley Coats (who is retired) are the recipients of the 2012 Deacon Davis Diversity Award. Named in honor of Deacon Davis, founder and former director of the CHANCE (Counseling Help & Assistance Necessary...
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