Hardy Liston Jr. Symbol of Hope Award
The award recognizes outstanding, pro-active contributions of faculty and staff members who serve the campus community and promote diversity & inclusion at UT. The recipient openly expresses his/her beliefs in a diverse university community and has made consistent contributions on issues of diversity and inclusion. The recipient has demonstrated a commitment to the development of individuals in our community through cultivating and enriching the human mind and spirit. The recipient is actively involved in the UT community. Examples may include: membership in organizations that promote diversity, planning/sponsoring campus or community wide programs dealing with issues of diversity, multiculturalism and/or appreciation of difference, etc.
Anyone who has received the award in the preceding five years is ineligible for consideration.
What to include in the nomination:
A current biographical sketch of the nominee is requested along with the nomination letter. The nomination statement should adequately reflect specific contributions and beliefs. This statement will be the primary basis for consideration for the award and should be thorough and precise.
- Faculty nominees must have been employed by UT for a minimum of 3 years. Exempt and non-exempt staff nominees must have been employed by UT for a minimum of 3 years.
- The nominee must be openly expresses his/her beliefs in a diverse university community and has made consistent contributions on issues of diversity and inclusion.
- The nominee must be actively involved within organizations that promote and educate about diversity and inclusion.
The honoree will be selected by Commission for Blacks members.
Year & Name of Recipient
1998 Hardy Liston, Jr.
1999 James Pippin
2000 Not Awarded
2001 Dr. Ronald B. McFadden
2002 Dr. Jane S. Redmond
2003 Dr. Faye V. Harrison
2004 Dr. Stan L. Bowie
2005 Dr. George W. Harris, Jr.
2006 Prof. Felicia H. Felder-Hoehne
2007 Dr. Terry Lee Esper
2008 Richard L. Bayer
2009 Eric M. Stokes
2010 David L. Fox
2011 Leshaun D. Oliver
2012 Charles Houston and Annazette Houston
2013 Rosa Emory Thomas
2014 Dr. Amadou Sall
2015 Eric Stokes
2016 Dr. Ernest Brothers
2017 Dr. Carolyn R. Hodges
2018 Dr. Steven Waller
2019 Dr. Tanisha Jenkins
2020 Dr. Brandon Winford