Faculty & Staff

Diversity Awards

The Intercultural Diversity Committee’s Diversity Award recognizes employees who have made exceptional efforts to advance diversity at Illinois Central College.

Some of the suggested criteria for the Faculty Diversity Award, includes:

  • Incorporates diverse values in the classroom
  • Makes the classroom accessible for and supportive of diverse learning styles
  • Uses innovative teaching methods to support students with special learning needs
  • Mentors underrepresented students

Some of the suggested criteria for the Staff Diversity Award, includes:

  • Incorporates diverse values in their position
  • Displays a commitment to diverse cultures, religions, and abilities
  • Contributes to the cross-cultural environment of the College
  • Mentors underrepresented students


2017 Faculty Diversity Award:

Shari West, Adjunct Faculty, English, Humanities & Language Studies [photo]

2017 Staff Diversity Awards:

Kamara Taylor, Adjunct Faculty/Faculty Fellow, Social Sciences & Public
Services [photo]

Past Diversity Award Winners


2016 Faculty Diversity Award:

Pradeepa David, Instructor, Math, Science, & Engineering [photo]

2016 Staff Diversity Awards:

Lari LaBello, Nurse Assistant Program Director, Health Careers [photo]


2015 Faculty Diversity Award:

Anthony White, PhD, Professor, Social Sciences & Public Services

2015 Staff Diversity Awards:

Jessica Bastian, Electronic Resources Librarian, Learning Resources

Arnitria Shaw, Director, TRiO Student Support Services; Diversity, International, and Adult Education


2014 Faculty Diversity Awards:

Ron Howell, Professor, Arts and Communication

Shari West, Adjunct Faculty, English, Humanities & Language Studies

2014 Staff Diversity Award:

Angela Pacotti-Long, Manager, Food Services


2013 Faculty Diversity Award: 

Judy Huff, Professor, Public Services & Community Outreach

2013 Staff Diversity Award: 

Terri Ingles, Coordinator, Access Services


2012 Faculty Diversity Award: 

Eric Ockerhausen, Adjunct Faculty, Agricultural & Industrial Technologies

2012 Staff Diversity Award: 

Bridget Kelly, Advisor, Health Careers


2011 Faculty/Staff Diversity Award: 

James “Agbara” Bryson, Counselor, Advisement & Counseling


2010 Faculty Diversity Award: 

Kimberly Roe, Associate Professor, Arts & Communication

2010 Staff Diversity Award: 

Jimmie Moore, Director, Alternative High School