Committee to Enhance Equity and Diversity (CEED) Awards

CEED Mission Statement

To enhance the mission of the College of Health and Human Sciences by promoting a deeper understanding of equity and diversity by recognizing and being responsive to issues on age, class, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation.


The purpose of the CEED Awards is to recognize those individuals and groups that have demonstrated excellence in promoting and fostering a deeper understanding of equity and diversity as they relate to issues of age, class, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion and/or sexual orientation.

To qualify for these awards, the nominees must satisfy one or more of the following criteria: CEED Logo

  • Outstanding service to equity and diversity enhancement on the San José State University campus;

  • Outstanding service to equity and diversity enhancement in the community;

  • Outstanding activities and projects that contribute to a better understanding of equity and diversity issues.

CEED Award Categories

  • Undergraduate Student Award
  • Graduate Student Award
  • Faculty Award
  • Staff Award
  • Student Organization Award

 2019-2020 CEED Award Winners

  • Faculty Service Award - Jihyun Lee
  • Graduate Student Award - Julius Javier
  • Undergraduate Student Award - Rae-Ann Santos
  • Student Organization Award - Student Occupational Therapy Association

Previous Winners

2018-2019 CEED Award Winners

  • Faculty Service Award - Fritz Yambrach
  • Graduate Student Award - Serina Murphy
  • Undergraduate Student Award - Yovanna Gonzalez
  • Student Organization Award - The Assembly of Nurse Scholars

2017-2018 CEED Award Winners

  • Faculty Service Award - Deepa Singamsetti
  • Graduate Student Award - Layling Chang
  • Undergraduate Student Award - Christopher Rosalejos and Giovanni Sumulong
  • Student Organization Award - Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)

2016-2017 CEED Award Winners

  • Faculty Service Award - Dr. Edith Kinney
  • Staff Service Award - Cassie Barmore
  • Graduate Student Award - Natsuko Tsuji
  • Undergraduate Student Award - Frankie Garcia and Joey Montoya
  • Student Organization Award - Social Work Graduate Student Association

2015-2016 CEED Award Winners

  • Faculty Service Award - Dr. William Armaline
  • Staff Service Award - Silvia La Rosa
  • Graduate Student Award - Essraa Nawar and Cotton Stevenson
  • Undergraduate Student Award - Navpreet Kaur
  • Student Organization Award - Alpha Phi Sigma Iota Chapter