August 25, 2019

RISE Mentor Receives Citizenship Award for Diversity Leadership

Nehemia AbelRising senior Nehemia Abel’s path to Mary Washington started with a refugee camp in eastern Africa. Wanting their children to have a better future, his parents applied for resettlement in the United States. Though his family was one of the few who were fortunate to be chosen, they still endured hardships along the way. Those […]

Rising UMW Senior Goes Global at Pathfinder Summit

Rahima Morshed ’20 is beginning her summer break by changing the world. The rising senior is one of 50 civic-minded young Virginians convening in Charlottesville this week for the Global Pathfinder Summit. This prestigious event gives emerging leaders the chance to hear from dozens of internationally renowned speakers discussing topics pertaining to today’s youth and […]

PRISM Leader Receives Diversity Leadership Award

Erin Shaw ’19 was once content to keep to herself. Then she came to the University of Mary Washington, where a club meeting ultimately connected her with people from all walks of life. Soon, she was on the executive board of People for the Rights of Individuals of Sexual and Gender Minorities (PRISM), advocating for […]

Citizenship Award for Diversity Leadership: Call for Applications 2017-18

The Office of the President is receiving applications and nominations of students for the 2017-18 Citizenship Award for Diversity Leadership (CADL). This award is given annually to a rising senior enrolled as a full-time student in an undergraduate degree program at UMW. The student must be enrolled at the institution for the fall and spring academic terms.  The student must possess characteristics of leadership and a personal commitment to advocating an appreciation for diversity and inclusion on campus.  This award is sponsored and presented by the Office of the President.

Any student may apply for the award who feels they meet the stated criteria and qualifications.  Information is available online at students.umw.edu/multicultural/citizenship-award-for-diversity/.  You are encouraged to apply for this award if you feel you are an eligible candidate. Also, please feel free to share this information with other students who may be eligible. If you would like consideration of this award, please complete the application form and return it to the James Farmer Multicultural Center (JFMC) in University Center, room 319, or at msanford@umw.edu.

The deadline for applications and nominations is Friday, March 31, 2017. The forms may be dropped off, faxed or returned electronically to the office.  There are hard copies of the application available in the office for students who want to fill out the form in the JFMC. We want to consider every deserving student for this dynamic award. The identified student for this award will be notified of their selection.

If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center.

Kwanzaa, Dec. 3

UMW’s Kwanzaa event, organized by the James Farmer Multicultural Center and co-sponsored by the Black Student Association, will begin Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room in Seacobeck Hall. Come enjoy live entertainment and delicious food. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Kwanzaa Program

Kwanzaa Program

Call for Women History Month Program Proposals

We invite members of the University of Mary Washington community to submit program proposals for the annual Women’s History Month (WHM) celebration. Proposals are due by Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. The deadline for open-class proposals is Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. The sponsor(s) will be notified promptly. Approved programs will be included on the Women’s History Month calendar as well as in print and electronic publications. Preference will be given to programs and events relating to the 2016 theme, “Empowering Women, Empowering the World.” All programs must secure their source of funding, if applicable.