R. Mark Hall has been awarded the 2015 Faculty/Staff Diversity and Inclusion Impact Award by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. He was nominated by Mary Tripp and Mariana Chao for his sustained efforts to help Writing Center consultants at the University Writing Center consider issues of language and diversity in their consulting practices and daily interactions.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion presents an award to one community partner, one faculty or staff member and one student, for their contributions to enhancing diversity and inclusion at UCF. To be eligible for the award, nominees must have demonstrated leadership in and/or exhibited evidence of extensive, sustained participation in integrating issues of diversity, inclusion, cultural competency, and/or multiculturalism in teaching, research, programming, administration, or community service activities. In addition, the nominee must have exhibited engagement in the dissemination of information and/or the furthering of understanding related to issues of diversity, inclusion, cultural competency, and/or multiculturalism.

Hall will be honored at the 2015 Diversity Breakfast on October 12 in the Pegasus Grand Ballroom at 8:00 a.m. The event will feature Sonia Manzano, the actor who played “Maria” on Sesame Street, named among the “25 Greatest Latino Role Models Ever” by Latina Magazine.

For more information on the award, the Diversity Breakfast and the 2015 Diversity Week, navigate to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website.

For Diversity Breakfast reservations and detailed Diversity Week information, please contact [email protected] or (407) 823-6740.

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