CALS Kathy Druckman Berggren Diversity and Inclusion Award
Office Managing the Award Process: Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Office of Academic Programs
Date of Announcement: Late March
Deadline for Submission: April 30 (download application)
Eligibility: Nominees for the CALS Kathy Druckman Berggren Diversity and Inclusion Award must be CALS faculty or academic staff. Award winners are ineligible for subsequent nomination within a five-year period.
Specifics: The CALS Kathy Druckman Berggren Diversity and Inclusion Award recognizes members of the CALS faculty or academic staff who have made significant contributions toward creating and/or fostering a positive environment for people of diverse backgrounds (African American, American Indian, Asian American, and Latinx).
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).
Presented at: Dean's Faculty Awards Celebration
Previous Awardees of the CALS Kathy Druckman Berggren Diversity and Inclusion Award Since 2001
Marianne E. Krasny, Natural Resources
Herbert W. Gottfried, Landscape Architecture
Joe M. Regenstein, Food Science
Jane Mt. Pleasant, Horticulture
Alice N. Pell, Animal Science
Cindy L. Van Es, Applied Economics and Management
Carl A. Batt, Food Science
Karim-Aly S. Kassam, Natural Resources
Angela Gonzales, Development Sociology
Kari Richards, Agricultural Sciences
|2017||Catherine Thompson, Office of Academic and Diversity Initiatives|
|2018||Bryan Duff, Development Sociology|
|2019||Connie Yuan, Communication|
|2020||Annalisa Raymer, Global Development|
|2021||Jennifer Majka, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management|
|2022||Jeff McCaffrey, Office of Undergraduate Biology|