Pacheco, Wheeler to receive annual diversity awards

Congratulations to the following Meinig School Ph.D. students selected to receive the following annual diversity awards this year.

  • Marguerite Pacheco: Exemplary Service Award - Early Career
  • Tibra Wheeler: Excellence in Leadership Award

The awards are administered by Cornell’s Graduate School Office of Inclusion & Student Engagement (OISE) and the Graduate and Professional Student Diversity Council (GPS DC). Award recipients were selected via a nomination process that provided qualitative examples of their deeds and efforts within the Engineering community and/or across Cornell.

Maggie and Tibra will be recognized at the annual Graduate Diversity & Inclusion Awards & Recognition Celebration, held virtually this year on May 26.  

Way to go Marguerite and Tibra!


The Graduate School Office of Inclusion & Student Engagement (OISE) is part of the Graduate School’s framework for providing an inclusive and holistic approach to graduate and postdoctoral scholar success. OISE supports scholar success through recruitment, diversity fellowships, mentoring, professional, leadership, and community development programming, and ongoing support. Postdoctoral scholars receive a wide range of additional services through the Office of Postdoctoral Studies.

The Graduate and Professional Student Diversity Council (GPS DC) is a coalition of student leaders working under OISE and taking collective action to advance a sense of belonging, academic and professional excellence, and a climate of inclusion for all graduate and professional students, but especially for those from marginalized communities and backgrounds historically excluded from and underrepresented in the academy.

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