Inclusive Excellence Awards

HISTORY

In 2008, the Council on Inclusive Excellence established two awards to honor students, faculty, staff, campus organizations, and departments that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to enhancing Santa Clara University's multicultural community.

In 2015, the faculty award award was named for Professor Emeritus Francisco Jiménez (Modern Languages and Literatures), who received the first Faculty/Staff Inclusive Excellence award. Professor Jiménez is the author of a collection of autobiographical short stories, The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child (the University of New Mexico Press, 1997; Houghton Mifflin, 1999; Scholastic Press, 2000). The Santa Clara University Library's Archives & Special Collections is the repository of the Francisco Jiménez Papers, which are available for research and study. The collection has been organized and described and can be accessed via a descriptive guide, a related digital collection, or both.

In 2016, the student award was named after Gracelyn Rillorta Bateman '12 and former recipient. In addition, the staff category was made into a stand-alone award.

CATEGORIES

1.  Gracelyn Rillorta Bateman Inclusive Excellence Award for Students
This award is given to a current graduating senior or group of graduating seniors that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the campus-wide goal of advancing excellence through diversity and inclusion. Notable contributions might include leadership in programming, training, or other experiences enhancing excellence through inclusion in the University community. 

2. Francisco Jiménez Inclusive Excellence Award for Faculty
This award is given to a current Santa Clara University faculty member, a group of faculty, or a department demonstrating outstanding commitment to the advancement of excellence through diversity and inclusion through innovative teaching and/or program development beyond an individual's usual job responsibilities or a department's usual mission.

The Council on Inclusive Excellence Membership is not eligible for this award.

3. Inclusive Excellence Award for Staff
This award is given to a current Santa Clara University staff member, a group of staff, or a department demonstrating outstanding commitment to the advancement of excellence through diversity and inclusion through innovative service and/or program development beyond an individual's usual job responsibilities or a department's usual mission.

The Council on Inclusive Excellence Membership is not eligible for this award.

NOMINATION PROCESS

The Nomination process for the 2018 awards is closed for the student, faculty and staff awards. Details for the 2019 awards will be announced in early January. 

Inclusive Excellence Award Recipients

STUDENT WINNERS

Ana Elizabeth Iten (2008)
Jose Ivan Arreola (2010)
Ana Romero (2010)
Fernando Meza Gutierrez (2010)
Xochitl Davila (2011)
Gracelyn Bateman (2012)
Michelle Linh Tang (2013)
Denise Castillo Chavez (2014)
Anthony V. (Tony) Williams (2015)
Marissa Martinez (2016)
Piper Thomasson (2016)
Unity 4 (2016)
Kassamira Carter-Howard (2017)
Zipporah Ridley (2017)
Jasmyne Gaston (2018)
Mayron Mulugeta (2018)
Josie Daaboul (2018)

FACULTY WINNERS

Dr. Francisco Jiménez (2008)
Fr. Sonny Manuel, S.J. (2009)
Dr. Alma Garcia (2010)
Dr. Elsa Chen (2012)
Dr. Regina Davis-Sowers (2013)
Dr. Sarita Tamayo-Moraga (2014)
Dr. Ramon Chacon (2016)
Dr. Sherry Wang (2017)

Dr. Harry Odamtten (2018)

STAFF WINNERS

Lulu Santana (2011)
Sandra Hayes (2015)
Thriving Neighbors Initiative (2016)
The Undocumented Student Working Group (2017)
Kim Tavares (2017)
Kristina Kwan (2018)
College of Law Diversity & Inclusion Committee (2018)