The following email was sent to faculty, students, and staff by the Thomas Prize Committee on Wednesday, February 25.
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,
The Pensby Center is now accepting nominations for the annual Thomas Prize in Diversity.Nominations are due Monday, March 2, 2015.
Dr. Hayley S. Thomas joined the Bryn Mawr community as an Assistant Dean and later became the Acting Director of the College’s Office of Institutional Diversity. During her time here, she became an invaluable resource through her facilitation of mentoring programs, direction of diversity seminars and–most importantly–her tireless dedication to supporting Bryn Mawr students. Sadly, the Bryn Mawr Community lost Dean Thomas to cancer in March of 2004. With this prize, the College community honors those students who personify the characteristics that Dean Thomas exemplified:
- life-long learning around diversity
- demonstrated commitment to and advocacy for inclusion, and
- the ability to inspire others to action.
If you would like to nominate a student for the Thomas Prize, please take a moment to complete thisbrief online form. (The form can also be found on the Pensby Center’s website.)
There is no limit to the number of nominations you may submit. 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 3 students will be selected by the Thomas Prize Committee. Prize recipients will receive a cash award and will be honored later in the semester.
We look forward to your nominations!
For the Thomas Prize Committee,