The 2021 Diversity Awards Winners were recently announced including a postdoc awardee from our department.
Ten individuals and two groups were named winners of the 2021 Diversity Awards, which are given annually in recognition of those who have given their time and effort to further diversity, equity and inclusion at Carolina and in our surrounding community.
This year’s winners were chosen from a record number of nominations. Provost Bob Blouin noted that these people and groups have demonstrated a pivotal part of the University’s strategic plan, saying, “The Diversity Awards recognize the critical contributions of teams and individuals whose work embodies the first initiative in the strategic plan, Build our Community Together. Carolina is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of students, faculty and staff. Our differences are our strength, and our diversity enhances our University’s three-part mission of research, teaching and service. Again, congratulations and thank you to this year’s recipients.”
2021 Diversity Awards Winners:
Frank Tillman III (’15, BA; ’19 PharmD), PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Resident, Department of Pharmacy, UNC Medical Center
Janet Edwards (’95, BS, Pharmacy), Senior Account Specialist for Respiratory Biologics, GlaxoSmithKline
Betsy Ayankoya, Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Senior Technical Specialist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
DeVetta Holman-Copeland, Coordinator for Resiliency and Student Support Programs, Student Wellness
Priscilla Layne, Associate Professor, Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures
Kennita Johnson, Research Assistant Professor, Director of Diversity and Equity, UNC-NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
Graduate/Professional Student/Post Doc
Nikea Pittman, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, School of Medicine LEARN ABOUT Nikea.
Celeste Green, Resident Physician, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Anna Manocha (junior, Cary, NC), a Business Administration major
Kira Griffith (senior, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands), a Neuroscience major
The Jordan Institute for Families
CAPS Multicultural Health Program
For detailed information about this year’s winners, go to this D&I website news post “Diversity Awards.”