Furman Diversity and Inclusion Awards and Grants


The Meritorious Awards for Diversity and Inclusiveness for faculty and staff were commissioned by President Elizabeth Davis in 2016. Recipients have demonstrated an emerging or sustained commitment to advance Furman’s value of diversity and inclusion, and multiculturalism. Awards are presented at Commencement and also recognized at Convocation. Recipients receive a cash prize and a plaque. Read the award criteria.

Carol Hagood

Steve O'Neill

The recipients of the inaugural awards are Dr. Steve O’Neill, professor of history; Carol Hagood, assistant director at the Center for Academic Success; and 2016 Furman graduate Liza Veilleux of Charlotte, N.C. Read the press release.

Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grants

Interested in promoting diversity and inclusion at Furman University? Do you have an idea that will further the Diversity Vision of Furman? If so, learn how to apply for a Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grant.

2015-2016 Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grant Recipients

Latino Newspaper
Principal Investigator: Beth Crews, Undergraduate Evening Studies
The mini-grant was used to improve access to the Furman education that meets the needs of working adults in the community, affordably and conveniently.

Crossing Cultures with Competence
Principal Investigator: Chrissy McCrary, Study Away and International Education
The mini-grant was used to help domestic students better understand the factors to consider when pairing with an international student such as cultural background, education abroad, policies, and climate.

Lunch with Students part of Mosaic
Principal Investigator: Onyx Henry, Faculty Modern Languages and Literatures
The mini-grant was used to improve access to prospective students who are underrepresented at Furman and ask questions about Furman’s climate.

Training for Bridges to a Brighter Future Counselors and Staff
Principal Investigator: Pam Davis, Director of Bridges to a Brighter Future
The mini-grant was used to improve the climate at Furman University for low-income students in Greenville County who are first generation college students and improve access to opportunities.

Berea Soccer Media
Principal Investigator: Sergio Lopez Cuevas, Student in Communications Studies
The mini-grant was used to improve access to the Furman education among local high school students in the local Berea neighborhood.

Shucker Center for Leadership and Development Awards

The Shucker Center for Leadership and Development and the Division of Student Life recognizes students who have advanced Furman’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism. The awards for this recognition include the Rosa Mary Bodkin Award, the Joseph Vaughn Award, and the Lillian Brock Flemming Award. See the award descriptions and latest recipients.


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