SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Office of Multicultural Development celebrated the graduation of under-represented students Thursday in Miller Auditorium by honoring five students and a staff member for their program contributions during the academic year.
Reva Forrest, a management major from Houston, Texas, and Justin Brown, a communication major from Coatesville, were named Outstanding Seniors. The two were cited for exemplifying exceptional qualities and for giving their time in promoting diversity and social justice in the campus community.
Lisa Langhorst, a communication and dance major from Pittsburgh, and Darryl Loman, a chemistry major from Pittsburgh, were named Jump Start Mentors of the Year. The award is presented to students who have given their time in working and promoting the University's Jump Start Program.
Deron Jackson, an accounting major from Slippery Rock, received the Perseverance Award as a student who faced various struggles and obstacles, but, despite the odds, excelled and continues to fulfill his educational goals.
Lorraine Stubbs, assistant director of student involvement and leadership, was named this year's recipient of the Silent Warrior Award, which is annually presented to a staff or faculty member who has continually supported the Office of Multicultural Development and is committed to issues of diversity, multiculturalism and social justice.