2002 Regina Stanback Stroud Award

2002 Winners

Alfred Konuwa, Butte College

Konuwa has been a tireless advocate for diverse student populations and his efforts have contributed to an improved environment not only at Butte College, but also in the entire community in which we live. Through his efforts accomplishments such as the Minority Students mentoring Program, the Presidential Task Force on Diversity, The Quality through Diversity Conference, and the Learning College Initiative would not have become a reality. He is a past recipient of Butte's Outstanding Faculty Award and the Leavy Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education. He has been a presenter at the Learning Paradigm Conference sponsored by Palomar College and Service Learning Grant Director - Chancellor's Office Grant.

Karen Wong, Skyline College

Wong has been a center of much of Skyline's progress in the efforts of best serving their students. She was essential in developing a Title III federal grant and has been a Director since 1999. She helped to create Skyline's Computer Writing Center. She has facilitated and joint facilitated workshops such as Color of Fear and How to each to Diverse learning Styles . She helped organize a Filipino Writers Event and a Forum on the Events to September 11th. She was an instructor for the ASTEP program, African-American Students Success Through Excellence and Persistence, and Wong will be facilitating a discussion on the 911 community Dialogue this month.

Manoutchehr Eskandare-Qajar, Santa Barbara City College

Eskandari is one of those rare individuals who is able to reach out to students at both ends of the educational spectrum: He founded and leads the local Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society chapter as well as participates in a seminal campus effort called Gateway that targets underachieving students in key gateway courses. He has been conductive in charitable drives benefiting children in Bosnia and earthquake victims in India and El Salvador. Also, within 48 hours of 9-11 he organized a panel of distinguished social scientists to address the concerns and questions of students who were struggling to make sense out of what had happened. He gives lectures to high school students in the Cal-SOAP program which is principally composed of under-represented and ethnically diverse students.

Monica Carter, Chaffey College

Carter is a highly motivated instructor who has brought her strength of character and commitment to broaden the definition of diversity at Chaffey College. She has been an integral part of Chaffey's Transitions Toward Diversity Faculty Intern Program. She coordinated this program from 1989 to 2001 and due to her efforts and guidance, Chaffey has over 20 new instructors from underrepresented populations. She has presented workshops for faculty on diversity in the classroom and she has been instrumental in creating a new campus climate and environment that is friendly to students of diverse backgrounds and interests.