Dean's Climate and Diversity Award
The Eberly College of Science Dean's Climate and Diversity Award was created in 2009 to recognize individuals and programs that have displayed extraordinary commitment to enhancing our environment of mutual respect and diversity. With generous support from the Santacroce Family Climate and Diversity Fund in the Eberly College of Science, starting in 2022, individual awardees receive a monetary prize and group awardees receive a monetary reward to support their group's curricular and co-curricular activities. The awards are intended to highlight all members of the college community—including undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, staff members, and faculty members, as well as programs within the college— that have displayed extraordinary commitment to enhancing our environment of mutual respect and diversity. These awards allow us to celebrate the success, leadership, and vision of individuals and programs.
The nomination process is simple and does not require input from the nominee. Complete the online nomination form during the call for nomination dates. The Award Selection Committee will review the nominations and select candidates for the Dean's Climate and Diversity Award supported by the Santacroce Family Climate and Diversity Fund in the Eberly College of Science.
Please read the award criteria before completing the online nomination form.
Online Nomination Form
Please check back at a later date for the 2023 nomination form.
2022 Dean's Climate and Diversity Award Ceremony
The Dean's Climate and Diversity Award supported by the Santacroce Family Climate and Diversity Fund Ceremony will be held on Thursday, January 26th at 3:00 p.m.
Past Award Recipients
Faculty Award - Cheryl Keller, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Staff Award - Jennifer Stingelin Keefer, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Group Award - Stephanie Wissel on behalf of the Physics CalBridge Committee
Student Award - Dynisty Wright, Biology
Learn more about the winners and their contributions to the Eberly College of Science and the Penn State Community.
From Left to Right:
Tracy Langkilde, Verne M. Willaman Dean; Cheryl Keller, research professor: Jennifer Stingelin Keefer, Academic Advisor; Stephanie Wissel, Downsbrough Early Career Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Astrophysics; Dynisty Wright, graduate student; Tina Santacroce and Andy Santacroce.