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 2022 I Heart Diversity Awards Celebration was held on April 14th, 2022 from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM in the MSC Ballrooms!

Congratulations to this year's winners!

  • Most Innovative Program
    • AfroLatinidad (Latin American Student Association, Dominican American Student Association, Boricua Student Association, Club Creole, and Caribbean Cultural Exchange)
  • Rising Star Organization
    • Central American Student Alliance
  • Advisor of the Year
    • Nicky Luckett, Black Student Union
  • Student Organization Leader of the Year
    • Eunice Gutierrez, Minority Students in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Student Organization of the Year
    • Dominican American Student Association
  • Safe Zone Facilitator of the Year
    • Shea Van Alstyne, Campus Recreation & Wellness
  • Dr. Heide Castañeda UndocuALLY Facilitator of the Year
    • Melanie Escue
  • Accessibull Ally Award in collaboration with Student Accessibility Services
    • Nicky Lyssy, Department of English
  • Campus Partner of the Year
    • Bull Market, Marshall Student Center
  • Knowledge-a-bull Staff Member of the Year
    • Alex Espaillat, Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement
    • Flor Martinez, USF Foundation
  • Faculty Collaborator of the Year
    • Dr. Ruthmae Sears, Department of Mathematics Education
  • Recognition of Service
    • Kameryn Philpot
    • Genevieve Chalmers
    • Jachelle Gardiner
    • Zaynab Ali-Salahuddin
    • Syed Hasan
    • Kedrine Gayle
    • Kiannyz Morales


Look back upon the inclusive efforts of our 2019-2020 Multicultural Community:

Click here to see photos from the 2019 I Heart Diversity Award Celebration!