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Hilary Martin Himan receives national award!

February 03, 2016

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Hilary Martin Himan, Chamberlin Social Justice and Faith in Action Coordinator has be awarded the NASPA Spirituality & Religion in Higher Education Knowledge Community “Outstanding Professional Award” for 2015/2016.  NASPA is the national organization for Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education, and receiving this award is a tremendous honor!  The award will be presented at the annual NASPA conference in Indianapolis this coming March.
This award is given annually to a NASPA member who has made great professional contributions to the promotion of spirituality and religion on her/his campus. The recipient has devoted time, energy, and passion to the growth of colleagues’ and students’ spiritual or faith identity and has had a transformative impact on the campus.
 

Hilary was nominated by our former Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement colleague Jessika Chi who now works at Reed College, and Jessika’s nomination focused on the outstanding work that Hilary has done with the Spiritual Que(e)ry group here on our campus. Here is some of what Jessika wrote in her nomination letter:  “In less than one year, Hilary has done a tremendous amount of work to create a group that serves an underserved population at Lewis & Clark College and positively impacts the campus by providing a space and community for intersectional and interfaith programming where none existed before. Additionally, her work promotes inclusion, diversity, and social justice.” 

Receiving this award is not only a special recognition for Hilary and her work here, but it is also something that reflects positively on the entire Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. Congratulations Hilary!!!

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