Diversity Award nomination period opens

The President's Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) is accepting nominations for the 2012 MSU Diversity Awards. The annual awards program is designed to recognize individuals and teams of individuals who have demonstrated a significant commitment to enhancing diversity at Mississippi State University.

Nominations will be accepted in four categories: (1) faculty, (2) staff, (3) student, and (4) team. If suitable nominations are received, one award will be given in each category. Award recipients will receive a plaque and a $1,000 cash award.

See the link for "Diversity Awards" on the PCSM web site at http://www.committees.msstate.edu/pcsm/index.php for information on award criteria, nomination forms, and instructions on submitting nomination packets. Packets are due no later than 5 p.m. on Jan. 20, 2012.

Award recipients will be recognized during the MSU Diversity Awards Ceremony scheduled for Feb. 17, 2012, at 2 p.m. The ceremony will be held in the Shackouls Honors College Forum Room in Griffis Hall.

For additional information, contact Alex Washington, Diversity Awards Committee Chair, at awashington@saffairs.msstate.edu or 662-325-7437.

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