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DAC's President's Diversity Initiative Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 3:00pm to Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 6:00pm
The Second Annual
Portland State University Diversity Awards

Tuesday June 6th, 2006
3:00 - 6:00 PM
Smith Memorial Ballroom (SMU 338)

2006 Awardees:
Faculty Awardee: Darrell Millner, Professor, Black Studies
Staff Awardee: Rose Hill, Coordinator, Native American Student Services
Undergraduate Student Awardee: Rosella DeLeon
Graduate Student Awardee: Tenzin Kalsang Choephel

Keynote Address: "Building Communities: Diversity and Inclusion"
Keynote Speaker: Cherie Brown, Founder and Executive Director of the National Coalition Building Institute,

Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
(Please RSVP to <>).

The Diversity Action Council wishes to recognize one faculty member, one student, and one staff member of the University who exemplify and honor the President's Diversity Initiative, which focuses on the following:

  • Enhancing the institutional environment, curriculum, and scholarship
  • Increasing numbers of students from under-represented groups
  • Increasing numbers of persons from under-represented groups in faculty, staff, and administration; and
  • Strengthening connections with diverse communities in the region

Brief Bio of Cherie Brown:

Cherie R. Brown is the Founder and Executive Director of the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI), a Washington, DC-based nonprofit leadership training organization which began in 1984. Brown has built NCBI into one of the leading diversity training and grassroots leadership organizations in the world. The work of NCBI was designated a "best practice for racial reconciliation" by President Clinton's Initiative on Race in 1999. NCBI's college campus work on race and gender issues was included among only five organizations which were recognized with the U.S. Department of Education's designation of "best practice." NCBI has already trained over 10,000 people in cities, corporations and on college campuses around the world. These NCBI-trained leaders work together in teams to provide a powerful resource for their communities to combat prejudice, resolve inter-group conflict and launch activist-based coalitions. PSUnity is the Portland State affiliate of NCBI.