The purpose of this award is to recognize a part or full-time staff member who has demonstrated through their organization, leadership, and mentoring, the ability to promote the value of diversity and inclusion within the university setting. The winner of this award should demonstrate merit not based only on the functions of his or her job, but also on extraordinary commitment beyond what would be considered satisfactory levels of job performance. Exemplary multicultural engagement involves effective guidance and mentoring, critical thinking to support active and reflective learning for our students to achieve success, and demonstrating relevant events or opportunities to enhance human diversity.
This year's recipient is Carrye Wilkins. Carrye Wilkins is an Associate Director for Resources for Academic Achievement, REACH, at he University of Louisville where she directs and manages the Math Resource Center, the Emporium Math Lab, the GEN 103/104 program, and three math summer bridge programs (Math Xcelerator, Brown Forman Engineering Academy, and Speed Calculus Preview Program). Carrye received her B.A. and M.A. in mathematics from the University of Louisville. For the past 28 years, she has attended and presented material at numerous local and national conferences, mentored numerous staff and students, and has dedicated her time and effort advocating for diversity, inclusion, and opportunity initiatives which has helped with the retention of UofL’s diverse student and staff population. She has two children Keshia (MBA) and Dr. Joseph Wilkins who are both UofL alumni.
On receiving this award Carrye says "I am honored to have been selected as the recipient of this award. For over 27 years, my work at UofL (as a teacher and administrator) has allowed me to impact the lives of thousands of underprepared and underrepresented students. My efforts and initiatives for UofL’s diverse population of students has helped close the achievement gap between Black and White students in our GEN 103/104 courses. I’m truly blessed and grateful that my time at UofL has allowed me to help others succeed and reach their goals. I’m very thankful to be acknowledged for my accomplishments and will continue to strive to make UofL a great place to learn and work."
The Black Faculty and Staff Association is proud to congratulate Mrs. Carrye Wilkins on this award!