Joseph H. Smith Award

Joseph Smith began his career at the University in 1964. In 1978, he was named Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Director of Affirmative Action, and Associate Professor of English. Mr. Smith worked towards creating a culturally diverse campus climate that offered educational opportunities to all students. This award was established by his colleagues to honor him as he retired.

The purpose of the award is to promote the educational value of racial/cultural diversity among students..

Eligibility: One award is presented to an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student, or a registered student organization, who/that has developed an effective and sustaining activity toward interracial or cultural understanding and an appreciation through outside-classroom experiences.

Amount: $1,000

Number of Awards: 1

2022 Recipients

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