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Champions of Diversity

The Hillsborough Community College Champions of Diversity Award recognizes outstanding administrators, faculty, staff, student organizations and corporate partners as unsung heroes who have made exceptional efforts and contributions in the area of equity and diversity.

Nominations are solicited each fall from faculty, staff, administrators, and currently-enrolled students.

2020 Winners

  • Exemplary Administrator: Dr. Alessandro Anzalone, Brandon Campus
  • Exemplary Faculty: Ms. Johana Melendez, Plant City
  • Exemplary Staff: Ms. Amanda Poss, Dale Mabry and Ybor City Campuses
  • Exemplary Student Organization: All Five Student Government Associations
  • Diversity Corporate Partner: Wells Fargo

2019 Winners

  • Administrator: Dr. Karen Griffin
  • Faculty:  Dr. Suzanne Lynch
  • Staff: Ms. Bonnie Nimmo
  • Student Organization: Spoken Word and Hip Hop Expression Club
  • Corporate Partner: Nielsen

2018 Winners

  • Faculty: Todd Huffman
  • Administrator: Tierra Smith
  • Corporate Partner: Suntrust

2017 Winners

  • Faculty: Brenda Alanis
  • Staff: Steve Crudup
  • Administrator:  Dr. Jennifer China
  • Corporate Partner: Suncoast Credit Union


Event Sponsor

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    Suncoast Credit Union

    Thank you to Suncoast Credit Union for their generous sponsorship of the 2019 and 2020 Champions of Diversity Award.