Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards Ceremony

May. 7, 2021
7:00 pm

We will be holding our annual Diversity Awards Ceremony on May 7 at 6 p.m. Nominations are now being accepted.

  • The Diversity Award for Service - goes to a graduating senior who has made significant contribution to their community through their time, actions, talents, and dedication. This student has served as a role model for compassion and service, and have strived to make Wells College a better place. They have demonstrated a strong passion for helping others in their community.​
  • The Diversity Award for Leadership - goes to a graduating senior who exemplifies leadership through campus and community involvement. The recipient of this award has helped a community envision the future, identify paths to success, and carried out a vision. This student has exhibited integrity, collaboration, and intellectual, emotional, and social growth.
  • The Elsie Torres Beacon Award - is presented to a graduating senior who best exemplifies the spirit of giving and inclusion that Elsie Torres showed to students during her 51 years at Wells College. She always worked towards bettering the lives of students and creating a community here at Wells. She has always gone beyond her duties at the library. Elsie was a friend, mentor, surrogate mother and a shoulder to cry on for generations of students. She served as an advisor to the P.O.W.E.R and the Student Committee for Inclusion and Intercultural Excellence. During her time working at Wells, you can see that she was generous and compassionate to others and never thought of her time at Wells as just a job but so much more. It is that generous spirit of giving and the readiness to go beyond that embodies the Elsie Torres Beacon Award.

Please get nominations in to André Lynch, alynch@wells.edu, by ***Wednesday April, 21 at 4pm***. In your nomination, please include the reason why you feel they should receive the award.

Best Regards,

André Lynch, M.Ed (He/Him)
Associate Dean for Equity & Inclusion

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