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January 23, 2003

Brotman award nominees, applications sought


Applications and nominations are now being sought for the 2003 Jeff and Susan Brotman Diversity Award. This award is intended to recognize and reward outstanding UW programs that advance the diversity of the University community.


“There are many ways to promote diversity — through recruitment, outreach, academic support and student activities, to name a few,” said interim President Lee Huntsman. “Programs offering these kinds of support are located throughout campus. By recognizing the exemplary programs and providing them a monetary award, we hope to encourage interest and support for these University programs.”


The award carries a prize of $35,000, funded by Regent Jeff Brotman and his wife, Susan. The money is to be used to enhance the effectiveness of the selected program.


All members of the University community may submit nominations. Nominations should consist of a brief description of the program (no more than one to two typewritten pages), including specific information about its effectiveness in increasing diversity. The nominations should be submitted to Eric Godfrey, chair of the Jeff and Susan Brotman Diversity Award Committee, Box 352845.


That committee will choose the five most creative and innovative submissions from which to request more detailed descriptions (no more than five typewritten pages). The Diversity Award Committee will choose two programs from these five submissions to forward to the president for a final decision.


The deadline for submission is March 3. The selected program will be announced during spring quarter.


The Jeff and Susan Brotman Diversity Award Committee consists of four members from the Office of Minority Affairs Student Advisory Board, one member from the Graduate and Professional Student Senate, one member from the Associated Students of the University of Washington, one UW faculty member, and one UW administrator.