Diversity Awards

The Melba Beals Awards for Excellence in Diversity at Dominican University of California recognize current students, faculty, and staff who have actively engaged with others in advancing diversity and inclusion in our community.

2018 Award Recipients 

Emanuel Cifuentes Machado
Emanuel Cifuentes Machado

Noreen Hasan and the SDAC
Noreen Hasan and the SDAC

The awards recognize:

  • Sustained and collaborative efforts to uphold the Dominican University of California Diversity Declaration
  • Outstanding programmatic activities related to diversity and inclusion on campus
  • Extraordinary individual/collective action promoting diversity and inclusion, on and off campus


Previous Award Recipients

Kylie Timmerman (student)
Olivia Catolico, Nursing (faculty)
Casey Halcro, Human Resources (Staff)

Jennessica Holliday (student)
LeeAnn Bartolini (faculty)

Yema Khalif (student)
Julia van der Ryn (faculty)
Todd Herriott (staff)

Alissa Gumbs (student)
Asayehgn Desta (faculty)
Lianni Castro (staff)