Five students awarded for minority status improvement on campus

By Northern Star staff

Five individuals were presented the Deacon Davis Diversity Award on Wednesday in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes student center.

The award honors members of the university community who have contributed to the improvement of the status of minorities on campus.

Presented by the Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities, honors Deacon Davis, founder and former director of the Counseling Help & Assistance Necessary for a College Education Program.

The students honored were Romeo Jackson, contract major; Daniel H. Tamayo physical education major; and Javier Rodriguez, corporate communications.

In addition, Charles Ogundipe, assistant director of the CHANCE program, and LaVerne Gyant, professor of counseling, adult and higher education, were also honored.

A ceremony and luncheon was held on Wednesday to honor the recipients.