2024 Zoetis Diversity and Inclusion Award

Nominations and self-nominations are due by Friday, April 5, 2024 by 5 pm.


To recognize and honor faculty and/or staff of the Colleges and Schools of Veterinary Medicine in the Midwest Region who have shown exemplary dedication to the advancement of diversity and inclusion, thereby supporting an academic environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and conducive to the success of all faculty, staff and students.


All faculty and staff members who are currently employed on a full-time basis by the Schools and Colleges of Veterinary Medicine in the Midwest Region. Recipients of the award shall be ineligible for reconsideration for the following 4 years.


The faculty or staff member should have demonstrated dedication to the advancement of diversity and inclusion at the schools and colleges as evidenced by: working towards creating and maintaining an inclusive environment; having a positive impact on students; and helping other faculty and/or staff to become allies to issues around diversity/inclusion.


Nomination documentation should not exceed 4 pages with no less than 12-point, single-spaced font, and 1-inch margins. The nomination document should include all the following:

  • Narrative explaining the evidence of commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • List of leadership activities related to diversity and inclusion.
  • List of teaching and or student-centered honors and awards.
  • Narrative of involvement in student mentoring and fostering an inclusive community
  • Commitment to DEI outreach and community engagement activities.

The nominee’s Curriculum Vitae or résumé should be submitted with the nomination (not included in the 4-page limit)

Award amount: $1000

Awardee will be announced at the 2024 Iverson Bell Midwest Regional Diversity Summit

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