Nominate UM Students For Diversity Leadership Awards

January 31, 2014

MISSOULA – The Diversity Advisory Council at the University of Montana invites the campus community to nominate outstanding students for the DAC Student Achievement Awards. Nominations will be accepted through Monday, March 3.

The awards honor students whose leadership promotes campus diversity. Nominations can be made online at

“The Student Achievement Awards recognize students who help the University become more welcoming to all groups and individuals,” said Juana Alcala, the DAC member overseeing the award program. “These students help to create a diverse, dynamic learning environment at UM, and we are excited to honor them for their hard work.”

Nominees must have attended UM for one full academic semester during the 2013-14 academic year and be in good academic standing. Students may receive this recognition more than once. A DAC subcommittee receives all nominations and selects students most worthy of the award.

To nominate a student, describe in 200 words or less how he or she has demonstrated leadership, served as a role model and contributed substantially to the ideals of diversity through academic, community, campus or service projects.

The awards are presented each spring during a ceremony and reception sponsored by the UM president and the vice president for student affairs. This year’s reception will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, in the University Center Ballroom.

For more information email Emily Ferguson-Steger at





Contact: Emily Ferguson-Steger, UM Diversity Advisory Council member, 406-243-6268,