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Nia Award Recipients 2022

Every year, CMEP honors select members of our community with a Nia Award. The Nia (a Swahili word meaning purpose) Awards recognize NYU students, faculty, staff/administrators, and alumni for their efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion both at NYU and within broader communities. We received a host of nominations and are pleased to announce the following recipients of the 2022 Nia Awards:

Student Leadership Award:

  • Renée Reed, College of Arts and Science
  • Sarina Noone, Wagner
  • Vanessa Aryee, Steinhardt

Faculty Excellence Award:

  • Mike Funk, Steinhardt

Staff and Administrator Excellence Award:

  • Diana Mendez, Stern
  • Mx. Crystal "CD" Dilonez, Opportunity Programs
  • Nicole Johnson, Tandon

Michael Parkes Distinguished Alumni Award:

  • Folashade Otuyelu, Steinhardt