Seeking Outstanding RIT Students and Faculty | January 2020
Newsletter January 2020
Seeking Outstanding RIT Students and Faculty
Apply today for Community Impact Awards and the Isaac L. Jordan, Sr. Faculty Pluralism Award
Isaac L. Jordan, Sr. touched many lives.
He was a high school teacher, worked with Action for a Better Community, was a pastor to churches in Pittsford, Syracuse and rural Yates County. For more than 20 years, Jordan worked in the corporate world at Eastman Kodak Company.
He was the first chairperson of RIT’s Commission for Promoting Pluralism and as a leader, set an example for others to emulate. Jordan helped promote a sense of community among all people on campus. He represented the best of the human spirit as he worked toward economic and social equality for all.
He transformed the minds and hearts of the people who worked and studied at RIT and his death in 1994 left a void in many lives.
In his honor, the Isaac L. Jordan Sr. Faculty Pluralism Award is a university- wide program established to ensure the continuance of his legacy and honor RIT faculty who carry out his work by enhancing diversity.
If you know of a faculty member who has contributed to diversity on campus, you can nominate them.
While only faculty are eligible, anyone (students, staff, faculty, community members) can submit a nomination. Self-nominations are also accepted. Nominations are now open and run through Monday January 27th. Nominate today at: https://rit.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bC8jWUFCc90J9Cl
RIT also wants to recognize RIT students who serve and lead.
The Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement coordinates the application and/or selection process for the Community Impact Awards. These are scholarships for students who are serving and leading in their communities. Scholarship amounts vary by award but “typically” range between $500 and $2,500.