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The 2018 PCEMI Minority Awards application cycle is now open



Former Minority Achievement Award Winners


The President’s Commission on Ethnic Minority Issues (PCEMI) established Minority Achievement Awards to recognize faculty, staff, students, and individual units that have made outstanding contributions to the University’s equity efforts. The awards also recognize those who have worked to improve the racial climate on the College Park Campus.

Each year PCEMI presents these awards to individuals in each of several categories: (1) faculty, (2) exempt staff, (3) non-exempt staff, (4) undergraduate students, and (5) graduate students. Instructional and non-instructional units are also recognized. Nominees should be individuals or units that have made substantial contributions to the University’s goal of creating an institution of excellence through diversity.

To nominate someone or a unit for the 2018 Minority Achievement Awards please use these forms:

Nomination Instructions

Nomination Form

Or you may make a nomination by clicking here

For questions regarding nominations or the May 4, 2018 Awards Ceremony, please contact Mr. Jim Glenn, PCEMI Graduate Assistant, at, or Dr. Kim Nickerson, PCEMI Co-Chair, at 301-405-7599.

Please submit nominations by Monday, April 2, 2018 to Drs. Sharon Fries-Britt and Kim Nickerson, c/o Jim Glenn at

The annual PCEMI awards ceremony will take place on Friday, May 4th from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 the Special Events Room in McKeldin Library.

Click on a year below to see more information on past award winners.

2018 Award Winners

2017 Award Winners

2016 Award Winners

2015 Award Winners

2014 Award Winners

2013 Award Winners

2012 Award Winners

2011 Award Winners

2010 Award Winners

2009 Award Winners

2008 Award Winners

2007 Award Winners

2006 Award Winners

2005 Award Winners

2004 Award Winners

2003 Award Winners

2002 Award Winners