Diversity Enhancement Awards presented

Diversity award winners Brielle Wright and John Galbraith

Dean Alan Grant (center) congratulates Brielle Wright and John Galbraith on their Diversity Enhancement Awards.

Two people were recently recognized by Dean Alan Grant and the College Diversity Council for their commitment to diversity and the efforts they put forth to promote it.

Brielle Wright, a master’s student in agricultural, leadership, and community education, received the Dr. Randolph Grayson Student Diversity Enhancement Award in recognition of her many activities to promote inclusion on campus. She started the VT Forward mentoring program; participated in Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences; and the NAACP, among other programs.

John Galbraith, associate professor of crop and soil environmental sciences, was given the faculty award. Among his many accomplishments, Galbraith has helped establish a mentoring program for American Indian students and assisted in securing funding for the Virginia Indian Pre-College Outreach Initiative.

At a reception celebrating their accomplishments, each received a letter of commendation, a plaque, and a $500 award.