By Katya Hrichak
The Graduate School Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement and the Graduate and Professional Student Diversity Council presented the 2022 Distinguished Awards at the Graduate Diversity and Inclusion Awards and Recognition Celebration on May 12 in G10 Biotech. Chinasa T. Okolo, computer science doctoral candidate, was honored with the Community Outreach Award.
This annual event recognizes the excellence represented within the graduate community and celebrates students for their accomplishments. The awards presented honor members of the community who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to advancing efforts around diversity, inclusion, outreach, and student engagement.
“We are proud to recognize and honor the members of our community who are working to make graduate education at Cornell more inclusive and accessible for all,” said Sara Xayarath Hernández, associate dean for inclusion and student engagement. “After two years of remote celebrations, it is even more meaningful to have been able to celebrate in person.”