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Stewart honored for dedication to Texas State community

By Paige Wilkerson
University News Service
September 15, 2011

Susan Stewart has recently been honored with the 2011 Excellence in Diversity Award at Texas State University-San Marcos.

Stewart is a Texas State Police Department officer, facilitator of the Allies program, campus mentor and co-advisor for the student organization, Interruptions, with Multicultural Student Affairs Director Sherri Benn. This organization consists of peer educators to teach topics about discrimination and racism.

“Officer Stewart is passionate about the diversity of the university and has taken steps to teach how we can change negative feelings and beliefs and come together as a community,” UPD Captain Rickey Lattie said.

The Excellence in Diversity Award was established to honor university community members for exceptional commitment to diversity at Texas State. These awards will recognize and reward faculty and staff members for activities that promote the university’s diversity goals.

A selection committee composed of faculty and staff reviewed the nominees for the awards. An award is given to a faculty member and staff member. The recipients are presented with a letter from President Trauth, a plaque and a check for $2,500.