University of Vermont

The Mosaic Center for Students of Color

The Mosaic Center for Students of Color Spring Awards Banquet

The MCSC Spring Awards Banquet is a celebration of the achievements of students of color and their allies at the end of every academic year. There is 100% participation with each college or school represented by a faculty or staff member who delivers the award for that particular academic unit. In many cases, advisors and professors who have been mentors to students are present during the awards ceremony.
The MCSC Awards Banquet will be held on April 21st, 2017 at the Maple Silver Ballroom, Davis Center

Nominations for Awards

Nominations are due by April 2nd at 11:59PM

To nominate someone for an award click here

Awards Descriptions

Please provide specific examples on how the nominee(s) has proven their commitment to the UVM community of color

  • Ram Vincent-Bryan Community Builders Award: Recognizes an undergraduate student(s) of color who contributes to the UVM community of color through their intentional community building.
  • Rodney S. Patterson Award: Awarded to a first-year student(s) of color who demonstrates a commitment to academic success and creating a better environment for the UVM community of color.
  • Alan B. Urgent Award: This award recognizes an undergraduate student(s) of color who embody the spirit of advocacy and social justice.
  • Lufuno Tshikororo Award: Awarded to an undergraduate student(s) of color who have demonstrated emerging leadership at UVM.
  • Roger Summers Award: Recognizing an undergraduate student(s) who has affected the UVM community of color through their leadership and vision.
  • Angela Batista Award: An undergraduate student(s) of color who has demonstrated a commitment to social justice and change through anti-racist work.
  • Staff and Faculty Award: A staff and/or faculty member of color who has displayed continual commitment to Leadership, Advocacy, and Social Justice.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award: Awarded to a graduate student of color who has worked to improve the climate at the University of Vermont.
  • Club Advisor:Awarded to an MCSC-affiliated organization’s advisor (formal or informal) for mentorship, guidance, and dedication to student development.
  • Tim Shiner Ally Award: Awarded to an ally(s) (student, staff, and/or faculty) who demonstrates a strong commitment to work within the UVM community of color in an effort to create social change
  • --In the context of race, The Mosaic Center for Students of Color defines an ally to be someone who possesses a dominant identity (White) and works to build community and education around racial identities that are marginalized on this campus--

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