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Simpson Center for the Humanities

Meshell Sturgis Awarded a 2021 AAC&U K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

Meshell Sturgis, Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Communication and 2019 Mellon Summer Fellow for Public Projects in the Humanities, was selected as a 2021 recipient for the prestigious K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award by AAC&U. This award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education and who are committed to academic innovation in the areas of equity, community engagement, and teaching and learning. Sturgis will be presented with the award as part of the virtual 2021 Annual Meeting, which will take place from January 20-23. The AAC&U Annual Meeting also includes two UW panels: “Interrupting Privilege: Building Anti-Racist Spaces of Dialogue and Critique in the Classroom and in the Community” and “International Education: Reciprocity and Equity in a Post-Pandemic World.”