NWTC Equity Guide A guide to diversity, equity and inclusion at NWTC - Page 10

COLLEGE OVERVIEW Diversity Awards 2019 HEED Award 2011 Workplace Diversity Advocate Award NWTC received the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The annual HEED Award is a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. The award process consists of a comprehensive and rigorous application that includes questions relating to the recruitment and retention of students and employees — and best practices for both — continued leadership support for diversity, and other aspects of campus diversity and inclusion. The Wisconsin Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) named NWTC the 2011 recipient of the Wisconsin SHRM Diversity Advocate Award. The award honors an individual or organization for being “a role model in their community as a strong advocate for diversity.” 2018 AACC Advancing Diversity Award Nomination NWTC received a nomination for this award for the College’s work in advancing diversity in community college leadership, the community, and within higher education as a whole. 2016 Giving Back Award Dr. H. Jeffrey Rafn, NWTC president, was nationally recognized for his commitment to helping all students and employees succeed and for encouraging the College community to serve community needs. Dr. Rafn received the 2016 Giving Back Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity. 8 2008 New North People, Possibilities, and Progress Diversity Award NWTC was honored for making diversity and inclusion come to life within its organization. The College received the People, Possibilities, and Progress Diversity Award from New North, Inc., a consortium of business, economic development, chambers of commerce, workforce development, civic, nonprofit, and education leaders in the 18 counties that comprise the northeast Wisconsin region.