Wilkes University

Multi-Cultural Awards

The Center for Global Education and Diversity,

accepts nominations once a year for students, faculty, administration, staff and board members who demonstrate significant contributions toward raising multicultural awareness at Wilkes University.

Multi-Cultural Award Categories

Global Scholar and Citizen Award

A student demonstrating significant contributions toward raising international awareness at Wilkes through involvement in campus and community activities promoting cross-cultural awareness.

Wilkes Diversity & Inclusion Student Award

Student who has contributed to improving the diversity climate.

Wilkes ExecutiveDiversity Award

Member of the Board of Trustees or the Administration who has contributed to improving the diversity climate.

Wilkes Diversity Faculty Award

Faculty member who has contributed to improving the diversity climate.

Wilkes Diversity Staff Award

Staff member who has contributed to improving the diversity climate.

Global Scholar and Citizen Career Award

A Faculty member who has significantly contributed toward increasing international knowledge and promoting cross-cultural awareness through academics, study abroad and involvement with campus activities.

Nomination Form


2018 Multi-Cultural Award Winners

Wilkes Diversity & Inclusion Student Award

  • Conroy Yearde

Wilkes Diversity & Inclusion Student Award

  • Amina Mustafa

Wilkes Executive Diversity Award

  • Dr. Rodney Ridley

Wilkes Diversity Faculty Award

  • Dr. Blake Mackesy

Wilkes Diversity Faculty Award

  • Dr. Linda Paul

Wilkes Diversity Staff Award

  • Raymond FeDora

Wilkes Diversity Staff Award

  • Amanda Modrovsky Staff

Global Scholar and Citizen Student Award

  • Zawadi Nshimirimana

Global Scholar and Citizen Career Award

  • Dr. Linda Winkler 

Past Multi-Cultural Award Winners

Global Scholar and Citizen Award: Shana Noon
Global Scholar and Citizen Award: Nancy Ramirez
Wilkes Diversity & Inclusion Student Award: Sarah Birchmeier
Wilkes Diversity & Inclusion Student Award: Santana Velez
Wilkes Executive Diversity Award: Dr. Ken Wang
Wilkes Diversity Faculty Award: Dr. Diane Wenger
Wilkes Diversity Staff Award: Chanel Green
Global Scholar and Citizen Award:Hussain Alrumaym
Wilkes Diversity & Inclusion Student Award:Erica Chambers
Wilkes Diversity & Inclusion Student Award:Elizabeth Bracco
Wilkes Executive Diversity Award:Dr. Paul Riggs
Wilkes Diversity Faculty Award:Dr. Andrew Wilczak
Wilkes Diversity Staff Award:Susan Biskup
Global Scholar and Citizen Career Award:Dr. Paola Bianco
Wilkes Diversity & Inclusion Student Award:Valerie Woods & Mehab Abdullah
Wilkes Executive Diversity Award:Barbara King
Wilkes Diversity Faculty Award: Dr. Matthew Sowcik
Wilkes Diversity Staff Award:Benjamin Webb
Global Scholar and Citizen Career Award: Dr. Wagiha Taylor
Wilkes Helping Hands Student Award: Silvia Silvi
Wilkes Diversity Leader Faculty Award: Dr. Fanhui Kong
Wilkes Diversity Change Agent Staff Award: Mrs. Megan Valkenburg
Global Scholar and Citizen Award: Deanna Moore
Wilkes Helping Hands Student Award: Bader Alqahtani
Wilkes Diversity Leader Faculty Award: Dr. Jennifer Thomas
Wilkes Diversity Change Agent Staff Award: Dr. Phillip Ruthkosky
Wilkes Executive Diversity Award: Dr. Linda Winkler
Global Scholar and Citizen Award: Mohammed Jalloh
Wilkes Helping Hands Student Award: Jason Benjamin
Wilkes Diversity Leader Faculty Award: Dr. Andrew Miller
Wilkes Diversity Change Agent Staff Award: Ms. Elizabeth Swantek
Wilkes Executive Diversity Award: Dr. Mark Allen
Global Scholar and Citizen Award: Charlotte Hacker, Phat Nguyen
Wilkes Helping Hands Student Award: Mohammed Alamani
Wilkes Diversity Leader Faculty Award: Dr. Helen Davis
Wilkes Diversity Change Agent Staff Award: Amy Mbye
Wilkes Diversity Executive Award: Dr. Paul Browne
Global Scholar and Citizen Award: Jacqueline Lukas
Wilkes Helping Hands Student Award: Santino Gabos and Xiaoqiao Zhang
Wilkes Diversity Leader Faculty Award: Dr. Gina Morrison
Wilkes Diversity Change Agent Staff Award: Michael McCree
Wilkes Diversity Executive Award: Marjorie Marquart
Global Scholar and Citizen Award: Alyssa Ciesla
Wilkes Helping Hands Student Award: Lili Dibai
Wilkes Diversity Leader Faculty Award: Dr. Evene Estewick
Wilkes Diversity Change Agent Staff Award: Brian Bogart
Wilkes Diversity Executive Award: Susan Shoval
Global Scholar and Citizen Award: Felixa Wingen
Outstanding student leader for Diversity: Mark Congdon, Jr.
Staff Agent of Change: Amy Mbye
Board Member Leadership Award in Diversity: Marjorie Marquart
Leadership of the Diversity Task Force: Dr. Andrea Frantz

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