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Past Recipients of the Roosevelt Ruffin Diversity Award

Saginaw Valley State University’s Roosevelt Ruffin Diversity Award is named in honor of Mr. Roosevelt Ruffin who was a community activist, local educator and leader. The Roosevelt Ruffin Diversity Award Program was created to promote and encourage support of diversity by recognizing individuals and/or groups of individuals at SVSU who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and creativity in the area of diversity.

Mr. Ruffin let his personal philosophy of diversity, leadership and education guide his life. He served as a positive role model and mentor for many, and his contributions to his community were exemplary. Therefore, it is appropriate that Saginaw Valley State University’s highest recognition of diversity is named in his honor.

For additional information, please contact the Office of Diversity Programs at 989-964-4068 or e-mail us at Regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Vanessa Brooks-Herd

    2016 Award Winner

  • Winner of ruffin award 2013-14 Dr. Dawn Hinton

    2014 Award Recipient

  • Joe Madison, Roosevelt Ruffin Award Joe Madison

    2013 Award Recipient

  • Dr. Donald Bachand

    2012 Award Recipient

  • RTEmagicC_Joseph_Ofori_Dankwa Dr. Joseph Ofori-Dankwa

    2011 Award Recipient

  • avalewis Dr. Ava Lewis

    2010 Award Recipient

  • RTEmagicC__DSC6174.JPG Sahar Al-Masri

    2009 Award Recipient

  • RTEmagicC__DSC6162.JPG Dr. Marwan Wafa

    2009 Award Recipient

  • RTEmagicC__DSC6160_01.JPG Sharon Robinson

    2009 Award Recipient

  • RTEmagicC_RTEmagicC_be1176ab53.gif_02 Dr. Drew Hinderer

    2008 Award Recipient

  • RTEmagicC_8498240e6f Dr. Kenneth Jolly

    2007 Award Recipient

  • RTEmagicC_c7515e7b5a Dr. Robert & Amy Yien

    2006 Award Recipient

  • RTEmagicC_acdd295164 SVSU Student Association

    2005 Award Recipient