Nominations for Thomas Prize in Diversity Now Being Accepted

Posted March 18th, 2010 at 2:16 pm.

The Office of Intercultural Affairs is now accepting nominations for the Thomas Prize in Diversity.

Named in honor of Hayley S. Thomas, who joined the Bryn Mawr Community as an assistant dean and later became the acting director of the College’s Office of Institutional Diversity, the award recognizes students who personify the characteristics that Thomas exemplified: life-long learning around diversity, demonstrated commitment to and advocacy for inclusion, and the ability to inspire others to action.

During her time at Bryn Mawr, Thomas became an invaluable resource through her facilitation of mentoring programs, direction of diversity seminars, and most importantly, her tireless dedication to supporting students. Sadly, in March of 2004 at the age of 32, the Bryn Mawr community lost Thomas to stomach cancer.

To nominate a student for the Thomas Prize, e-mail their name, e-mail address, and a short paragraph stating why you are nominating the student to Assistant Dean and Director of Intercultural Affairs Christopher MacDonald-Dennis.

There is no limit to the number of nominations that may be submitted. Students will be notified of their nominations and in accepting the nomination, will then be asked to submit a resume, a letter of recommendation, and a short essay in response to a given question. Up to three students will be selected by the Thomas Prize Committee. Prize recipients will receive a cash award and will be honored later in the semester.

Nominations must be received by Tuesday, March 30.

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