School Receives University Diversity Award
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is the recipient of the 2012 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Academic Unit University Diversity Award.
The University Diversity Award recognizes significant contribution to the enhancement, support and/or furtherance of diversity on the campus and in the community. The award is given annually in eight categories.
Criteria for the awards include a demonstrated and sustained passion for the advancement of diversity, demonstrated and sustained contribution to the state of diversity at Carolina, demonstrated and sustained commitment to the advancement of some aspect of diversity, and achievements in support of the diversity plan’s goals or demonstrated diversity improvement efforts.
The School launched a number of initiatives in support of diversity, including a LEADership Academy and Recruitment Ambassadors Program for current students and a Leadership Excellence and Development Program, Carolina Pre-Pharmacy Club, open houses, and PCAT review for prospective students. The School has worked extensively with undergraduate admissions and strengthened its relationships with pipeline programs geared toward the recruitment and development of underrepresented students (such as the North Carolina Health Careers Access Program, Project Seed, Project Uplift and Summer Bridge) and forged stronger ties with public and private minority-serving colleges and universities.