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We are delighted and honored to share the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The HEED Award is the only national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campus. HEED Award recipients are considered "2021 Top Colleges for Diversity."
This is a prestigious national recognition and a testament to the excellence and commitment of our HCCC community to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in all forms. HCCC is featured in the November 2021 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity.
Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has been selected to receive the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) 2021 Equity Award for the Northeastern United States. The award will be presented on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at the 52nd Annual ACCT Leadership Congress in San Diego, California.
As the Regional Award Recipient, HCCC will be the sole nominee from the Northeastern Region for the prestigious nationwide Charles Kennedy Equity Award, which will be presented at the ACCT Leadership Congress Annual Awards Gala on Friday evening, October 15, 2021.
The ACCT Equity Award honors leadership in setting policies that promote and enhance opportunities for institutional diversity, inclusion, and equity for women, persons of color, LGBTQs or members of any other underrepresented or underserved population that has happened within the last five years. Click here to read more.
A Hudson County Community College delegation, led by Dr. Christopher Reber, HCCC President, was present for the awards ceremony. The HCCC attendees included: Bakari G. Lee, Esq., Vice Chair, Board of Trustees; Pamela Gardner, Member, Board of Trustees; Yeurys Pujols, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Lilisa Williams, Director of Faculty and Staff Development; Jose Lowe, Director, Educational Opportunity Fund Program; Veronica Gerosimo, Assistant Dean, Student Life and Leadership; Dr. Alison Wakefield, Assistant Professor and Interim Associate Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences; Sharon A. Daughtry, Lecturer, Business; Amaalah Ogburn, Associate Director, North Hudson Campus; and Warren Rigby, HCCC Alumnus and former Student Government President. Click here to read more.
This award recognizes the College’s work to advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in all forms,” said Dr. Reber. “It is a significant point of pride for our entire College community. DEI is a shared value and priority that has truly galvanized all members of our HCCC Family.