Sierra College EEO Advisory Committee Celebrates Excellence in Equity with Inaugural Awards Ceremony
Members of Sierra College leadership, administrators, faculty, staff, and student body gathered in the Chalet Event Center in Rocklin on May 10, 2023, to celebrate the first Excellence in Equity Awards presented by the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Advisory Committee.
These awards were created to recognize the incredible employees, students, alumni, and community/business partners who have actively engaged in equitable and anti-racist practices that have contributed towards positive institutional/societal outcomes. Those nominated must demonstrate experience in leading meaningful change in diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism (DEIA) that has led to institutional, community, employee-centered, and/or student-centered enhancements to support those most disproportionately impacted at our institution.
Nominees for the Inaugural Excellence in Equity Awards:
|Category||Nominees (Winners in bold)|
|Student Club/Group||Associated Students of Sierra College (ASSC)|
|Corporate/Community Partner||North State Building Industries Association Foundation (BIA)|
Sierra College Foundation
|Sierra College Alumni||Little Dove Rey Running Bear|
|Rising/Emerging Equity Champion||Maryam Portillo|
|Classified Professional||D’Ambra Amaro-Mendoza|
Joseph “Joe” Avila
Stefaney De Genova
|Faculty Member||Kim Cantrell|
Dr. David Miramontes-Quiñones
Dr. Reyes Ortega
Dr. Jason Sumi
|Manager/Supervisor||Dr. Kim Bateman|
Dr. Susan Lucyga
Dr. William Syms
Dr. Linda Williams
The Sierra College EEO Advisory Committee includes Allisha Crockett, Britney Barron-Slates, Cameron Abbott, Casey Brown, Diana Higashi-Ybarra, Heather Eubanks, Jay Hester, LaToya Jackson-Lainez, Ninette Dollesin, Dr. Susan Lucyga, Tarissa Hopkins, and Dr. William Syms.
About Sierra College
Sierra College District is rising to the needs of our community. Sierra College serves 3,200 square miles of Northern California with campuses in Roseville, Rocklin, Grass Valley, and Truckee. With approximately 125 degree and certificate programs, Sierra College is ranked first in Northern California (Sacramento north) for transfers to four-year universities, offers career/technical training, and classes for upgrading job skills. Sierra graduates can be found in businesses and industries throughout the region. More information at www.sierracollege.edu.