SANKOFA SCHOLAR NOMINATION

The Westfield State University Sankofa Organization of diverse Faculty and Staff are dedicated to help ensure that diversity and inclusion will continue to grow at the University. All members of the group honor the spirit, vision and ideals of Sankofa by actively embracing a commitment to the expansion of the spirit of global diversity and multicultural principles. In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. During the post-Civil war period, Westfield became known for educating freed African-Americans. Today we continue to honor our history by recruiting students, faculty and staff whose range of lifestyles, cultures, talents and global perspectives enrich Westfield’s academic and community life. The Sankofa Organization of Diverse Faculty and Staff, Supports activities that promote unity, and equality for all.

 

Sankofa Sage/Stole Criteria:

Sankofa Scholars (students undergraduates/graduate) must:

• Be eligible to participate in commencement proceedings

• Embrace the spirit of diversity/social justice

• Represent the spirit and ideals of Sankofa

*Nominators must submit a 50-100 word reference for committee review.*

 

Sankofa Sage Nominees (fac/staff) must:

• Demonstrate an active commitment to enhancing diversity and social justice education on campus

• Represent the spirit and ideals of Sankofa

• Be an employee of the University

 

*Nominators must submit a 50-100 word reference for committee review.*

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