The Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander Inclusive Community Award
The Dawn D. Bennett Alexander Inclusive Community Award is presented to a faculty
member who has made a considerable contribution to promoting diversity, equity and
inclusion within and beyond the classroom at the University of Georgia. The award
will be presented at the Embracing Diversity event in the Fall of every year. The
awardee will receive a $1,000 cash award. You can learn about Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander
The Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander award is open to all UGA faculty.
Each Dean, Director, or Vice President of a school, college, or unit may nominate
up to two faculty members per year for the Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander Inclusive Community
A complete nomination would include a dossier of the following items:
- Letter of Nomination from Dean, Director, or Vice President
- CV of Nominee
- 1-3 page narrative written by the nominee that outlines their contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion within and beyond the classroom at UGA. This should also include examples of their commitment to DEI work while fulfilling the institution’s tripartite mission of teaching, research and service.
- Additional artifacts which can include relevant publications, presentations, syllabi
showcasing innovative curriculum, and examples of institutional engagement.
A committee composed of three faculty members, one staff member from the Office of
Institutional Diversity, and one student will review all submissions materials. Only
one person will be selected each year to receive the award.