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

The Diversity Action Group is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Melba Beals Awards for Excellence in Diversity.


Please submit all nominations by April 21, 2019!


Previous Award Recipients

2017
Kylie Timmerman (student)
Olivia Catolico, Nursing (faculty)
Casey Halcro, Human Resources (Staff)

2016
Jennessica Holliday (student)
LeeAnn Bartolini (faculty)

2015
Yema Khalif (student)
Julia van der Ryn (faculty)
Todd Herriott (staff)

2014
Alissa Gumbs (student)
Asayehgn Desta (faculty)
Lianni Castro (staff)