Recent graduate wins CMU diversity award

December political science graduate Gloria Owens, MPA '07, of Detroit received CMU's President's Diversity Excellence Award in recognition of her efforts to advance diversity on- and off-campus.

In addition to serving on the university's diversity and multicultural board, various planning committees and panel discussions, Owens organized a reception for incoming graduate students. She also was a keynote speaker for one of CMU's "Speak Up Speak Out" forums and has advocated diversity within curricula and on-campus organizations.

"It's always exciting to be recognized for your talents, but as a true advocate for diversity it was my pleasure to participate and be a voice for minority students," said Owens, who plans to work with student affairs at the university level.