CALS Kathy Druckman Berggren Diversity and Inclusion Award
Kathy Druckman Berggren was a faculty member in CALS with a passion for developing engaging curricula and empowering students.
She was adviser to student groups including the Association for Women in Communication, FACES (Facts, Advocacy and Control of Epileptic Seizures), Help a Life Organization and the Touchtones a cappella group. She served on many department, college and university committees, including co-chair of the CALS Diversity Committee. She was a past board member of WVBR radio station and of the Association for Women in Communication, and she was a fellow for the Center for Outreach and Engagement, where she led a project to design a disability awareness program for middle school students. Kathy was involved in many advocacy efforts in Ithaca, including as a parent advocate for the Ithaca City School District.
Nominees must demonstrate promotion of diversity within their teaching, research and/or extension program(s).
- Eligibility: Nominees for the CALS Kathy Druckman Berggren Diversity and Inclusion Award must be CALS faculty or academic staff. Previous award recipients are ineligible for nomination until after a period of five years (see list of previous awardees below).
- Specifics: The CALS Kathy Druckman Berggren Diversity and Inclusion Award recognizes members of the CALS faculty or academic staff who have made a significant contribution to enhancing a positive climate for multicultural diversity within their teaching, research and/or extension program.
- Acting as mentor for underrepresented1 students within the academic setting (in the classroom or in a research setting)
- Working with students outside the traditional academic settings (e.g. through social interactions)
- Managing programs (teaching, research, or outreach) that benefit URM1 populations
- Raising awareness or promoting a climate of diversity and inclusion through course curriculum or professional development
1Under-represented minorities, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) and other historically marginalized groups
We encourage you to consider updating and resubmitting nominations from last year, as we often have more than one excellent nomination.