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The Office of Equity and Inclusion recognizes individuals that have been pioneers dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion that service UWF and the greater Pensacola community.


 

 

Office of Equity and Inclusion Trailblazer Awards

In honor of Black History Month, Epps Christian Center, in partnership with the University of West Florida Office of Equity and Inclusion, presents the Trailblazer Awards to honor the heroes of Pensacola who have blazed trails and made a lasting impact on the Black community. We believe a “Trailblazer” is someone or something that forges a path of greatness and guides others along the way.

2022 - Sherri Myers

2021 - Dianne Krumel

2018 - Robert (Sandy) Sansing

2017 - Quint Studer

2021- Vernon Watson

2020- Jerry McIntosh

2019 - Rodney Jones

2018 - Bryan Freeman

2017 - Robert Hill

2021: Fannie Finkley

2020: Jewel Cannada- Wynn

2019 - Georgia Blackmon

2018 - Lumon May

2017 - Grace Resendez McCaffrey

2021: Bishop Charles E. Young

2020: J.O. Gatson

2019 - Willie Demps Sr.

2018 - Dr. Calvin Avant

2017 - Reverend John Powell

2021- Dr. Laura Edler

2020 - Norm Ross

2019 - Dr. Angela McCorvey

2018 - Dr. Erica Taylor 

2017 - Leslie Hunter

2021- Dr. Vanessa Phillips 

2020 - Bobby Livingston

2019 - James Edward Smith

2018 - Augusta Simon

 

 

2021: Brigette Brooks
 
2020: Sonya Culliver
 
2019: Priscilla Sapp
 
2018: Pastor Timothy Grier
 
2017: Lloyd and Robin Reshard
 

2021: Pastor Reginald Benjamin

2020: Laverne Baker 

2019 - Paula Doty and Linda Scott

2018 - Pastor David Alexander III and Ellison Bennett

2017 - Attorney Fred Gant, Esq.

President's Diversity Award

The University of West Florida's President's Award for Leadership in Diversity recognizes the accomplishments of one faculty, one staff, and one student who contributes to diversity and inclusion through exemplary leadership. Recipients who are selected have demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion through recruitment and retention efforts, teaching, research, multicultural programming, community outreach activities, or other initiatives. 

 

2021 - Stefica Milor

2020 - Jasmine Corpuz

2019 - Chris King

2018 - Basil Kuloba

2017 - Leonie Dupuis

2016 - Kishane Patel 

2021 - Dr. Scott Satterwhite

2020 - Dr. Ali Green

2019 - Dr. Greg Tomso

2018 - Dr. Susan Walch

2017 - Dr. Erica Taylor

2016 - Dr. Justice Mbizo

2020 - John Mobley

2019 - Teresa Burgess

2018 - Grace McCaffery

2017 - Rebecca Steward

2016 - Jay Massey