Texas Tech Names President's Excellence in Diversity and Equity Award Winners
April 1, 2008
Four individuals receive Texas Tech University’s 2007-2008 President's Excellence
in Diversity and Equity Awards.
Four individuals today (April 1) were presented with Texas Tech University’s 2007-2008
President’s Excellence in Diversity and Equity Awards.
Two students, a faculty member and a member of the Texas Tech staff received the awards
for their individual efforts in promoting diversity and equity across the university
during a 3 p.m. reception at the Merket Alumni Center.
The winners are Loretta Bradley, Horn Professor in the College of Education received
the faculty award; Kerry Hooks, unit assistant director in the University Student
Housing received the staff award and Karla Carlo of Lubbock and Ricky Sherfield of
Tyler were selected as the student winners.
The four winners were selected based on the consistency and impact of their efforts
to engage in activities on and off campus that promote the value of diversity and
the importance of equity at all academic levels of the university. Awards were presented
by President Jon Whitmore and Juan Munoz, special assistant for institutional diversity
in the Office of the President.
"With each consecutive year of the award, it makes clear the wide swath of faculty,
staff and students that significantly contribute to make Texas Tech a university where
people from all backgrounds can distinguish themselves commensurately with their personal
drive and abilities. The award recipients truly illustrate that, from here it is possible,"
Thirty-five individuals representing all facets of the university were nominated for