The President's Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence
honors one student/student organization and one faculty/staff member who have helped in expounding upon the college's mission to "promote and sustain an environment that is inclusive of all learners and embraces the diversity of culture, thought and perspectives."

Exceptional efforts will be recognized for commitment to the critical work of transformation and change in making Farmingdale State College (FSC) into an even more equitable and inclusive place to work and learn.  

Dr. John S. Nader and the Farmingdale State College Presidential Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion selection committee are pleased to announce Dr. Erwin Cabrera and Darien Hunt as the 2021 award recipients.  These awards honor individuals and/or organizations that have made exceptional contributions to enhancing and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion within the Farmingdale State College community. The awards are intended to recognize that a diverse campus community enhances our institutional excellence by broadening and strengthening the college's mission of teaching, learning and scholarship.

Dr. Cabrera is an outstanding example of diversity, equity, and inclusion. He serves as the Director of the Research Alignment Mentorship (RAM) Program.  This program provides mentored research and project-based learning experiences to undergraduate students from first generation, historically underrepresented and/or low-become backgrounds.  Additionally, Erwin is the past co-chair of the FSC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Board. Currently, he is a member of the FSC Affirmative Action Committee.  His exampled dedication to equity-mindedness illustrates that there are both strength and beauty in diversity.  

Darrien Hunt has a passion for equity, empowerment, and equal opportunity — a commitment that led him to establish a chapter of the NAACP at FSC. Hunt graduated from FSC in the Spring with a BS in Computer Programming and Information Systems. During his time at FSC, Hunt was a member of Epsilon Pi Tau Honor Society and a Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program student. Off campus, he was Criminal Justice Chair for the NYS NAACP Youth and College Division and the 2020 Game Changer Youth and College Service Award winner. 
Congratulations to both!


Click here if you are interested in joining the award ceremony planned for October 26, 2021 from 11:00am - 12:00pm.