The Office of Multicultural Student Success hosted its second-annual Academic Excellence Gala on Tuesday, April 18, in the Thompson Student Union Ingman Room.
The Academic Excellence Gala recognizes those students of color and LGBTQ+ students for having a 3.00 GPA, having completed all requisites to obtain the student diversity certificate, and/or having been recognized as our “Family Member of the Year.”
Gentry Willis, the Center for Racial Equity and Black Student Excellence program manager, received the Matriarch award, and David Young, director of Toledo Excel and Special Projects, received the Patriarch award for their service to the UToledo students and community.
The Family Member of the Year award is for a student who has demonstrated the mission of OMSS and has been “a radiant presence within the OMSS community.”
Student worker Anthony Rivera, a sophomore studying computer science and engineering technology, was awarded the OMSS Family Member of the Year.
Danisha Ray, a junior studying biology, and Zaniaya Burton, a freshman, received awards for having a 3.0 or above grade point average.