Spartan Geographer Earns Dean’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence Staff Award

April 14, 2022

Veda HawkinsCongratulations to Geography Ph.D. student and Assistant Director of Academic and Student Affairs with the MSU College of Social Science on receiving the Dean's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence Staff Award. Each year, the College of Social Science recognizes outstanding members of the College of Social Science Community who have made a difference. This award recognizes a staff member who plays a leadership role in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion by demonstrating activities that may include serving underrepresented populations, developing or implementing innovative programs that enhance participation and opportunity, or enhancing the ability and effectiveness of the College to be an inclusive and welcoming environment.

In addition to her important work with the College of Social Science, Veda is also working towards a Ph.D. in Geography. Her area of concentration is cultural and political geography. Her focus is spatial casteism and the intersection race, education, and economic mobility of African Americans in Michigan. 

Way to go, Veda!