Celebrate Diversity Awards Banquet: Scholarship Fundraiser
Each fall, the Office of Institutional Diversity hosts the Celebrate Diversity Awards Banquet to generate scholarship funds for deserving students, while also recognizing those within the Texas Tech and Lubbock communities who exemplify Inclusive Excellence. Additionally, the recipient(s) of the Senator Robert L. Duncan Community Champion Award are recognized.
The 2021 Celebrate Diversity Awards event was presented virtually on Thursday, April 29th. The speaker was professor, author, and media professional, Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry.
The Inclusive Excellence Award recipients were Texas Tech professors, Dr. Angela Lumpkin and Dr. Kirsten A. Cook. The Senator Robert L. Duncan Community Champion Award recipient was long-time Lubbock physician, Dr. Damon H. Hill, Jr.
Click here to view the recording of the 2021 event.
Past speakers for the event include; James Edward Olmos, Terrence Howard, Soledad O'Brien, John Quiñones, former U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, Grace Gealey, Dr. Michael Benitez, Ana Navarro and Cyntoia Brown-Long.
Senator Robert L. Duncan Community Champion Award
|2006||Senator Robert L. Duncan|
|2009||100 Black Men of West Texas
Peggy A. Duran-Klenclo
|2015||Marciano & Martha Morales|
|2019||Ms. Glenda Mathis|
|2021||Dr. Damon H. Hill, Jr.|
Inclusive Excellence Award Recipients
Dr. Juan S. Muñoz
Dr. Lawrence Schovanec
|2013||Dr. Aliza Wong
Janie Landin Ramirez
Dr. Wendy Ross
Dr. Gary Elbow
|2018||Dr. Judi Henry
Dr. Scott Ridley
|2019||Ms. Jody Randall
Dr. Robert Stewart
|2021||Dr. Kirsten A. Cook
Dr. Angela Lumpkin
For more information regarding the Celebrate Diversity Awards, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 806-742-7025.