Melissa Nelson, administrative assistant in the Department of Social Entrepreneurship, received the 2019 Presidential Award for Diversity and Inclusion during the Annual Staff Awards Celebration on Friday, May 24.
The annual award was established in 2010 as a means of recognizing and honoring students, faculty, and staff whose contributions and actions over time best exemplify the principles and ideals of diversity and inclusion. Nelson was recommended for the award by the Rollins Diversity Council for advancing diversity and inclusion in the office and on campus.
“She has been a wonderful supervisor at the Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Hub,” one commenter said of Nelson. “I am so grateful to work with her as she is incredibly caring, dedicated, and passionate in all she does. I can always count on her to be there for me.”