Forrest C. Crawford Distinguished Stewardship Award

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This award has been created to honor Dr. Forrest C. Crawford, former Assistant to the President for Diversity, and professor of Teacher Education. It acknowledges Dr. Crawford’s remarkable energy and commitment to Weber State University (WSU), and, especially, his leadership of the University’s Diversity Initiative.

The outstanding award recipient has accomplished their education in a manner consistent with good practice, improved processes, and taken on leadership roles. The distinguished recipient has supported civic engagement and promoted multiculturalism with direct impacts on the campus or community.

Award Requirements:

The recipients of the Dr. Forrest C. Crawford Distinguished Stewardship Award through demonstration of sound educational practices will have:

  • Improved a process
  • Advocated for others
  • Taken on leadership in their campus, academic field, or profession
  • Supported civic engagement
  • Promoted multiculturalism with a direct impact on the campus or community

2021-2022 Award Recipients

Cesar Castro
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Pursuing a Master of Professional Communication

Callie Oyama
Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Pursuing a Master of Professional Communication

Killupintu Garrison
Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion
Pursuing a Master of Education in Higher Education

Bessie Pettigrew
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Pursuing a Master Education

Kathleen Nuñez
Bachelor of Science in Accounting 
Pursuing a Master in Accounting

Anna Robbins
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science 
Graduated with a Master of Professional Communication

Previous Award Recipient - Tia Nero

Tia Nero was born and raised in Southern California. She graduated from Utah Valley University in Deaf Studies: Interpreting as a First-Generation student. During her time at UVU she was the First-Generation Mentor for the, I Am First Program helping students persist towards graduation with their desired degree.

While working at UVU, Tia also worked at Weber State as an American Sign Language Interpreter. She joined the Honors Program staff in July 2018 and is currently learning Korean and pursuing a master’s degree in Higher Education and Leadership. Afterward, she will pursue JD in criminal justice and civil rights.

In addition to loving languages and cultures, Tia is a huge enthusiast for music (live or recorded), a doughnut snob, and a sports fan. She believes that the ocean was created especially for her so if there is one nearby, she will be there.