Grad student Randi Shaw receives the 2016 Frances Dancy Hooks Award

Congratulations to Randi Shaw, who received the 2016 Frances Dancy Hooks Award at the Martin Luther King Jr Peace Breakfast on January 18. This award was initiated in 1994, when Frances Dancy Hooks and Dr. Benjamin Hooks were here as keynote speakers for the King celebration. The award recognizes students, staff or faculty who exemplify Frances Dancy Hooks’ work: Leadership abilities related to diversity have been demonstrated; Actions and behaviors are congruent with words, “Walks the Talk.”; Demonstrated ability to build cross-cultural bridges; Demonstrated willingness to take risks when promoting diversity; Conducts and promotes cultural diversity activities as a sharing, caring and educational endeavor, and not for personal gain. Randi is a graduate student in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society.