Spotlight: MRN Award Winners!

Please join us in congratulating this year’s winners of MRN awards:

Research of the Year Award: Sam Museus, Assistant Professor of Higher Education and an affiliate faculty member of the Asian American Studies Program at University of Massachusetts Boston

The Research of the Year Award is given to a recipient whom exemplifies cutting-edge research devoted to the enhancement of multiracial education.

Here is an excerpt from the nomination. “Dr. Museus is leading the way in filling that gap in research and practice. He is continuing to pursue a line of research on multiracial students that encompasses mixed methodologies and encompasses the perspectives of both multiracial students and the perceptions of their peers. This work will undoubtedly change the way the field of higher education understands multiracial student issues.”

New Professional of the Year Award: Nicole Nfonoyim, Assistant Director and Africana Community Coordinator in the Multicultural Resource Center at Oberlin College

The New Professional of the Year Award is given to a recipient whom exemplifies significant promise and potential to exceed in Higher Education leadership as well as an interest in promoting and encouraging multiculturalism. Here is an excerpt from the nomination. “Nicole is doing amazing work both within the Oberlin community and the blogosphere, and her ability to weave divergent issues around multiraciality into a succinct narrative that is both critical and accessible truly impressed me. One example of her work is the creation of a course entitled Mixed Dreams: Exploring Multiracial/ethnic Experiences in the U.S. for Oberlin College’s Experimental College Program. Seeing that there was a lack of curriculum around multiracial issues at Oberlin, she filled an important space, not only for multiracial students but also for others interested in delving deeper into multiracial issues.”

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