Furman Diversity and Inclusion Awards and Grants


The Meritorious Awards for Diversity and Inclusiveness for faculty and staff were commissioned by President Elizabeth Davis in 2016. Recipients have demonstrated an emerging or sustained commitment to advance Furman’s value of diversity and inclusion, and multiculturalism. Awards are presented at Commencement and also recognized at Convocation. Recipients receive a cash prize and a plaque. Read the award criteria.

The 2016-2017 Meritorious Awards for Diversity and Inclusion were presented to Akan Malici, associate professor of politics and international Affairs, and Mike Winiski, interim executive director of community-engaged learning. Read more.

The recipients of the 2015-2016 inaugural awards were Dr. Steve O’Neill, professor of history; Carol Hagood, assistant director at the Center for Academic Success; and 2016 Furman graduate Liza Veilleux of Charlotte, N.C. Read the press release.

Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grants

Interested in promoting diversity and inclusion at Furman University? Do you have an idea that will further the Diversity Vision of Furman? If so, learn how to apply for a Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grant.

Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grant Recipients

2016-2017 Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grant Recipients
2015-2016 Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grant Recipients

Shucker Center for Leadership and Development Awards

The Shucker Center for Leadership and Development and the Division of Student Life recognizes students who have advanced Furman’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism. The awards for this recognition include the Rosa Mary Bodkin Award, the Joseph Vaughn Award, and the Lillian Brock Flemming Award. See the award descriptions and latest recipients.


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