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Hardy Liston Jr. Symbol of Hope Award

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.

Criteria:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Previous Awardees

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

2021 Dr. Dorian McCoy