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UCSD Celebrates Diversity and Service with Awards

Twenty-five individuals, units and departments will be recognized for their contributions to diversity and equal opportunity at UC San Diego and in the community at a ceremony 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Price Center West Ballrooms. They will receive the 2011 Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Awards.

The awards recognize individuals, departments and organizational units that have made outstanding contributions in support of UC Diego’s commitment to diversity.  A review committee composed of representatives from each vice chancellor area evaluated the nominations and recommended the recipients for approval by Chancellor Marye Anne Fox.

This year, the awards went to 15 individuals and 10 departments or units. Recipients are:


  • Jacobs School of Engineering Excellence Search Committee - Academic Affairs
  • Housing, Dining, Hospitality - External & Business Affairs
  • Robert Ross, MD - Health Sciences
  • Farooq Azam - Marine Sciences
  • Zachary Schlagel - UCSD Health System
  • Early Childhood Education Center - Resource Management and Planning
  • Anthony P. Jakubisin - Student Affairs


  • Noelle Maria Bowlin
  • Manuelita Brown
  • Dr. Robert E. Continetti
  • Dr. Jeanne Ferrante
  • Veronica Henson-Phillips
  • Joshua M. Jones
  • Dr. Bennetta W. Jules-Rosette
  • Amina Sheik Mohamed
  • Dr. Melanie C. Nakaji
  • Ana Navarro, MD
  • Christopher M. Smith


  • Division of Global Public Health, Department of Medicine
  • IDEA Student Center - Jacobs School of Engineering
  • Librarians Association of the University of California-San Diego Diversity committee
  • Small Business Development Office, 2011 Diversity Expo Planning Team 2011
  • Student Affairs Diversity Working Group
  • Student Affairs, Equity-Minded Education Workshop
  • The University Library, Career Enhancement Program

All UC San Diego community, including faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the ceremony.  Please RSVP to Paul Tagliaferri at, (858) 534-3694 by Wed. Feb. 1.

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