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John R. BroderickDiversity Champion Award

Celebrating Champions of Diversity

Old Dominion University recognizes the inherent value of equity and diversity in the classroom, workplace, and community by honoring individual "Champions of Diversity" with the John R. Broderick Diversity Champion Award.


2022 Recognition Presentation


The John R. Broderick Diversity Champion Award honors and celebrates individuals who encourage and advance the principles of equity and diversity, to promote the positive impact diversity has upon our University community. Seventeen members of the community, representating students, staff and faculty members, were honored at the 2022 awards ceremony, held April 15th both virtually and in person. Presenting the awards were President Brian Hemphill, Ph.D., and September Sanderlin, Vice President for Human Resources. Dr. Veleka Gatling, Assistant Vice President of Equity and Diversity, hosted the event.


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John R. Broderick Diversity Champion Award



2022 DIVERSITY CHAMPIONS

Jenna Ashley

JENNA ASHLEY
Instructional Technology Specialist
Center for Learning & Teaching

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DR. KALA BURRELL-CRAFT
Lecturer
Education & Professional Studies

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SIERRAH CHAVIS
Alumni

Dr. Brett Cook-Snell

OVERALL WINNER

DR. BRETT COOK-SNELL
Lecturer
Education & Professional Studies


Dr. Natalie Edirmanasinghe

DR. NATALIE EDIRMANASINGHE
Assistant Professor
Counseling & Human Services

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DR. J. CHRISTOPHER FLEMING
Assistant Vice President

Andrew Garber

ANDREW GARBER
Coordinator
Women & Gender Equity Center

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GIOVANNA GENARD
Assistant Vice President
University Communications


Tyler Miller-Gordon

TYLER MILLER-GORDON
Senior Research Associate
Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment

Gabriela Igloria

GABRIELA IGLORIA
Student

Adreishka Luciano

ADREISHKA LUCIANO
Student

Dr. Traci Ortiz

DR. TRACI ORTIZ
Instructional Designer
Center for Learning & Teaching


Dr. Jay O’Toole

DR. JAY O'TOOLE
Assistant Professor
College of Business

Chrystal Trapani

CHRYSTAL TRAPANI
Instructional Technology Specialist
Center for Learning & Teaching

WINNERS NOT PICTURED


  • MARIAH JOHNSON, Student
  • MASON KENNEDY, Student
  • CHANEL RODRIGUEZ, Student


"We are recognizing people who are distinguished as diversity giants-- they were nominated by their colleagues because of their commitment to educating, promoting and bringing awareness to the importance of maintaining diversity across the City of Norfolk, Hampton Roads, and ODU. They hold key leadership positions in programs all over campus; they serve as mentors, innovators, problem-solvers, thought leaders, and true champions for diversity."

- Dr. Veleka Gatling, Assistant Vice President


You can nominate a Diversity Champion!

The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity invites the Monarch community to nominate individuals for this honor from the following categories:

  • Faculty
  • Administrator
  • Staff
  • Student
  • Hampton Roads Resident

Nominations may be submitted for 2023 beginning December 2022. The 2023 awards ceremony will be held in April.