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Thomas Prize in Diversity

Dr. Hayley S. Thomas joined the Bryn Mawr community as an Assistant Dean and later became the Acting Director of the College's Office of Institutional Diversity. During her time here, she became an invaluable resource through her facilitation of mentoring programs, direction of diversity seminars and--most importantly--her tireless dedication to supporting Bryn Mawr students. Sadly, the Bryn Mawr Community lost Dean Thomas to cancer in March of 2004. With this prize, the College community honors those students who personify the characteristics that Dean Thomas exemplified:

  • life-long learning around diversity
  • demonstrated commitment to and advocacy for inclusion, and
  • the ability to inspire others to action.

  • Past recipients of the Thomas Prize in Diversity

    Sarah Jenness
    Jessica Hyejin Lee
    Esteniolla Maitre

    Akilah Abdul-Rahman
    Mia Chin
    Elena Swartz

    Charlene Desanges
    Katherine Sepulveda
    Emily Wiseman

    Samar Aryani-Sabet
    Lilian Gabrielle Mengesha
    Nithya Priya Vasudevan

    Lucy Sung
    Maggie Larson
    Stephanie Kearse-Gaston

    Joanna Pinto-Coelho
    Adaobi Kanu
    Deluwara Ahmed

    Kathy Huynh
    Jessica Rosenberg
    Widade Deguerre

    Samantha Martinez
    Heather Davis
    Alnisa Bell

    Nia Turner
    Allison Petonic
    Maya Costa-Pinto