Levine Diversity Enhancement Award

The Levine Diversity Enhancement Award acknowledges students’ research contributions concerning diverse populations or of significance for diverse populations. This award is made possible by the family of Dr. David Levine, who was the chair of the department and an early proponent of research on diversity issues.

The purpose of the Levine Diversity Enhancement Award is to encourage and honor those students who make a contribution to the advancement of knowledge concerning diversity-related topics. The award is given to an undergraduate and a graduate student whose work best exemplifies a contribution to psychological knowledge about diversity.

Nominations are now being accepted for the undergraduate and graduate diversity research in psychology awards. If you have a student who meets the criteria outlined below, please email the student's name, CV, and a one-page description of their research contributions to diversity, including long-term commitment to diversity research and education, to the Chair of the Sarata Diversity Enhancement Committee (Dr. Cynthia Willis Esqueda) at cwillis-esqueda1@unl.edu. The potential recipient must have significant research contributions on a project concerning diverse populations or of significance for diverse populations. All winners will give a short departmental brown bag presentation in April.

Research Award for a Graduate Student

Qualifications:

  • Good standing in a graduate program and a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Authorship on a research manuscript that addresses an issue for a diverse population or a diversity topic and a commitment to continued scholarship on diverse populations or topics in psychology.
  • Brownbag presentation title and possible date of presentation.
Research Award for an Undergraduate Student

Qualifications:

  • Good standing in the university and a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Significant contributions to a research project that addresses an issue for a diverse population or a diversity topic.
  • Brownbag presentation title and possible date of presentation.
Past Winners of Levine Diversity Enhancement Award

2016 graduate award winners2016 Undergraduate award winner

Graduate Winners:

Alisha Caldwell (Recipient, 2016)

Antover P. Tuliao (Recipient, 2015)

Rosa Hazel Delgado (Recipient, 2014)

Libier Isas (Recipient, 2013)

Lindsey Wylie and Jill Allen (Recipients, 2012)

Brandon Weiss (Recipient, 2011)     

Miriam Martinez (Recipient, 2011)

Julia (Jules) McLawsen (Recipient 2010)

Amy Hillard (Recipient, 2009)

Maria I. Iturbide (Recipient, 2008)

Amy Hillard (Honorable Mention, 2008)

Samantha Schwartz (Recipient, 2007)

Leslie Davila Martinez (Recipient, 2007)

Brian Armenta (Recipient, 2006)

Kee-Hong Choi (Honorable Mention, 2006)

Lisa Knoche (Recipient, 2005)

Brian Armenta (Honorable Mention, 2005)

Russ Espinoza (Recipient, 2004)

Haig Kouyoumdjian (Honorable Mention, 2004)

Maria Rosario T. de Guzman (Recipient, 2003)

Byron Zamboanga (Recipient, 2003)

Russ Espinoza (Honorable Mention, 2003)

Undergraduate Winners:

Sydney Gaylord (Recipient, 2015)

David Garcia (Recipient, 2014)

Haley Mullin and Maggie Schauer (Recipients, 2013)

Taylor Flairty (Recipient, 2012)

Ryann McGough (Recipient, 2011)

Nicholas Miller (Recipient, 2010)     

Andrea Lowe (Recipient, 2007)

Melissa Tehee (Recipient, 2004)

Christina Dorsey (Recipient, 2003)