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For Immediate Release
November 13, 2012

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The College at Brockport Receives Diversity Award

Insight into Diversity Magazine Bestows Honor

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Brockport, NY – Today, The College at Brockport, State University of New York, received the first annual Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a winner of the HEED award—a national award honoring U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—Brockport will be featured along with 47 other recipients in INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s December 2012 issue.

“Receiving this award is truly inspiring, particularly as this is its inaugural year,” said Joel Frater, PhD, assistant provost for diversity for the College. “We’re proud of what we have accomplished on our campus but we know that more work remains.”

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine selected The College at Brockport based on our institution’s exemplary diversity and inclusion initiatives, and include all aspects of diversity including gender, race, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community. Brockport held its 12th-annual Diversity Conference earlier this semester and offers numerous curricular and co-curricular educational opportunities throughout the years for students, faculty, and staff.

“Diversity is part of our mission to emphasize civic engagement in a culturally diverse society,” Frater said.

“We hope the HEED award serves as a reminder that diversity and inclusion must remain priorities in the 21st century higher education landscape. Every college and university should recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion as being part of their everyday life on campus,” said Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. “Our students of today are the employees of tomorrow and the future of our country. As students begin to enter the workforce and a global society, they must first be surrounded by and supported by faculty and staff that understand the differences among cultures and their needs.”

Other recipients of the HEED award include: Alcorn State University, Louisiana State University, Michigan State University, Oklahoma State University, the SUNY System, United States Air Force Academy, University of Texas at Austin, University of Virginia, and Wake Forest University. For more information about the HEED award, visit INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s website at

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About INSIGHT Into Diversity
INSIGHT Into Diversity is the oldest and largest diversity magazine and website in higher education today. For nearly 40 years, INSIGHT Into Diversity has been connecting employees with institutions and businesses that embrace a workforce that is reflective of the world around us. Our decades of experience in recruiting employees from all underrepresented groups has earned us a reputation in higher education, business, and government for finding the most dynamic talent in every field. INSIGHT Into Diversity successfully connects employers to the most highly qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, medical condition or history, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation.

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