Awards and Recognition

The staff of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) prides themselves on a commitment to student success. They achieve their goal through innovative diversity-centered programming, award-winning opportunities, and a warm, friendly attitude.

Programming Awards

MICUP/MI-LSAMP Transfer Student Program

MICUP/MI-LSAMP assists community college students in developing a strong educational foundation, ensuring success in bachelor’s degree programs. The MICUP/LSAMP Program prepares students to study engineering, science, mathematics, computer science, business, secondary education, psychology, and technology disciplines.

The program has received the following awards:

  • 2012—Promising Practices award, sponsored by the Student Affairs Partnering with Academic Affairs (SAPPA) Knowledge Community (KC) of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). Awarded to programs and services that contribute to collaboration or integration of student and academic affairs in a college or university setting.
  • 2010—Claire L. Felbinger Award for Diversity, sponsored by ABET. Recognizes US-based education individuals, associations, and firms for extraordinary success in achieving or facilitating diversity and inclusiveness in technological settings.
  • 2006—Innovative Program Award, sponsored by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).
  • 2005, 2008—Best Practice Model in the State of Michigan, awarded by the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth.

Student Accolades

“Not only is CDI like a home away from home to me, but it also serves as an inspiration to the community. CDI inspires us to learn more about each other, different cultures, and teaches tolerance and acceptance.”—Parrisha Louis, biological sciences major

“CDI is where I found my friends, family, and a quiet place to get work done! All of the staff constantly have smiles on their faces, they are there for me when I have hard times, and get excited for me when I have good news.”—Kailey Feuerstein, biochemistry and molecular biology major

“CDI is my source for cultural celebrations throughout campus. The MLK Banquet was truly inspiring.”—Michael Johnson, mathematics major