The Diversity Advisory Council at the University of Montana will honor the winners of this year’s Student Achievement Awards at a ceremony to be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in the University Center’s North Ballroom.

The campus community is invited to attend the ceremony, which will begin with a welcome from UM President Royce Engstrom. Eric Gutierrez, UM’s director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, will deliver opening comments, which will be followed by the keynote address from Steven Hesla, UM music professor and recipient of the 2013 Nancy Borgmann Diversity Award.

Following Hesla’s address, awards will be given to UM students to honor their leadership in promoting campus diversity. 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.

The following students will receive awards at the ceremony: Turki Ismail, Shane Bartschi, Umut Arslan, Mastewal Seyeneh, Toan Phung, Saeed Alsaiari, Chelsea Newberry, Dakota Whisler, Erika Baldry, Chantanelle Marie “Chani” Nava, Francisco MacFarland, Zebah Burdeau, Priscilla Lekalkuli, Neil Bennett, Lacey Kvam, Yibo Fan, Sachi Mahendri, Lauri L. Lindquist, Jessi Cahoon, Mohammed Khamis Abdullah, Farzona Shukurova, Kamalashri Easwara Murthi and Hanan Omar.

For more information, contact Juana Alcala at 243-2049 or jalcala@mso.umt.edu.

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