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CWC finalist for national diversity award

January 1, 2012

Central Wyoming College has been chosen as the recipient of the Association of Community College Trustees 2012 Diversity Award
The award makes Central the sole nominee from the western region for the prestigious Charles Kennedy Equity Award. CWC and four other regional award recipients will be recognized at the ACCT Annual Community Leadership Congress that takes place in Boston, Mass., Oct. 10-13.  At the Annual Awards Gala on Friday, Oct. 12, the national award recipient is announced.
This award recognizes commitment by a community, technical, or junior college governing board and its chief executive officer to achieve equity in the college’s education programs and services and in the administration and delivery of those programs and services.
CWC Board Chair Caroline Mills was notified of the award Monday morning by the national ACCT office. CWC Diversity Committee Chair Coralina Daly submitted the nomination, arguing CWC has the highest percentage of minority students of any community college in Wyoming. The nomination summarized the high value CWC places on diversity, including making appreciation of individual and cultural differences one of CWC’s five student attributes.
The award honors the late Charles Kennedy, a trustee of Joliet Junior College in Illinois, who was a founder of the ACCT Minority Affairs Assembly, which became the ACCT Diversity Committee.