I Heart Diversity Awards

I Heart Diversity Awards 2019

Each year, the Tampa campus Office of Multicultural Affairs recognizes and celebrates individuals and groups within the USF community who have displayed a commitment to inclusive excellence during the academic year. During this celebration, we showcase our diverse student leaders, highlight achievements in our programs throughout the year, and reflect on the diverse path to preeminence.  

The 2023 I Heart Diversity Awards Celebration was held on April 20th, 2023 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the MSC Ballrooms.

2023 I heart diversity awards winners

LGBTQ+ Campus Partner of the Year: USF Foundation
A department that have consistently committed time and energy to supporting LGBTQ+ students, and their institutional support and commitment are indispensable in OMA's success

Educational Facilitator of the Year: Shane Combs
An OMA educational facilitator who fosters dialogue about critical social issues and makes a critical difference in the success of OMA educational initiatives

Accessibull Ally Award: Kevin Moore
A collaboration with Student Accessibility Services that recognizes an individual whose focus on disability equity and allyship enhances the accessibility of the USF community.

Campus Partners of the Year: Kevin Lee, Asia Wright, Angelina Montalvo
A staff member who has gone above and beyond to support OMA initiatives and fosters a value for inclusive excellence at USF

Faculty Collaborator of the Year: Dr. Gary Lemons
A faculty member whose support for and commitment to inclusive excellence has been indispensible to OMA's educational initiatives

Trailblazer Award: Ta'Bria Snowden
A graduating student who made bold, innovative changes that will leave a long-lasting legacy on the USF community

Innovative Program: Black Women Empowerment Week (African Students Association)
A visionary student organization that created an original and innovative event

Advisor of the Year: Dr. Tangela Serls (National Council of Negro Women, Inc.)
A faculty or staff member that exhibits outstanding dedication and support for the multicultural student organization they advise

Organizational Leader of the Year: Steve Smith, Jr. (Jamaican Movement Alliance)
An individual who has demonstrated leadership and passion for inclusive excellence within their duties as a leader of a multicultural organization

Organization of the Year: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
A student organization that has exemplified OMA's mission and vision by reaching beyond their duties as a student organization leader