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Hardy Liston Jr. Symbol of Hope Award

Nomination Form

Nomination Deadline

  • February 1, 2019

The award recognizes outstanding, pro-active contributions of faculty and staff members who serve the campus community and promote diversity and inclusion at UT. The recipient openly expresses his/her beliefs in a diverse university community and has made consistent contributions on issues of diversity and inclusion. The recipient has demonstrated a commitment to the development of individuals in our community through cultivating and enriching the human mind and spirit. The recipient is actively involved in the UT community. Examples may include: membership in organizations that promote diversity, planning/sponsoring campus or community wide programs dealing with issues of diversity, multiculturalism, and/or appreciation of difference, etc.

Anyone who has received the award in the preceding five years is ineligible for consideration.

A current biographical sketch of the nominee is requested along with the nomination form and letter.

The honoree will be selected by Commission for Blacks members.

Criteria:

  1. Faculty nominees must have been employed by UT for a minimum of 3 years. Exempt and non-exempt staff nominees must have been employed by UT for a minimum of 3 years.
  2. The nominee must be openly expresses his/her beliefs in a diverse university community and has made consistent contributions on issues of diversity and inclusion.
  3. The nominee must be actively involved within organizations that promote and educate about diversity and inclusion.

Nomination Procedure

Please download the nomination form to your computer first and then complete it. Please send the completed nomination form, your nomination statement, and a current biographical sketch of the nominee via email to the Commission for Blacks at cfb@utk.edu.

For more information, please visit Commission for Blacks website or send an email to cfb@utk.edu.