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    On Wednesday, April 5, the Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement held its 12th Annual IME Banquet and recognized several community members for their contributions toward developing and supporting a diverse and inclusive campus community. Awards were given to following honorees:

    Ray Warren Leadership Award: Tiffany Farmer ’18

    Kristi Williams Faculty Award: Elliott Young

    Kristi Williams Staff Award: Anna Gonzales

    Emerging Leader Awardees: Sabrina Cerquera ’20 and Pilar Karlin ’20

    “I was very surprised and honored to receive the award,” Farmer said. “I love the LC community. Everything I’m involved in on campus, I put my all into it and I enjoy it. But to be honest it is not easy; many people see great programs, successful events, me laughing and having a great time, but they do not see all work behind the scenes. Many are unable to see the sacrifices I make for the LC community, but in that moment IME did. Receiving the Ray Warren Leadership Award deeply touched me because I thought no one was looking. I got so use to giving LC all that I have and not expecting anything in return—but to know that LC sees me was humbling.”

    “Being awarded with the Emerging Leader award holds a lot of sentimental value to me,” Cerquera said. “It reminds me that I have a home at LC that supports my growth in leadership in the next four years. It is through IME that I was able to find my niche and space as a Hispanic first generation student.”

    Learn more about the IME banquet in the below photo slideshow:

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