Lincoln, Neb. —Yi Xuen Tay, graduate student in Educational Administration and graduate assistant for Cultivate ACCESS, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2021 Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion in International Education from Diversity Abroad.
“Through the EDIIE Awards, Diversity Abroad recognizes the institutions, organizations and individuals who are addressing educational inequities and striving to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the field of global education. We congratulate the 2021 EDIIE Award recipients for their work to democratize global education and ultimately unlock the doors of opportunity for the students they serve,” says Andrew Gordon, CEO & Founder of Diversity Abroad.
“Tay is a passionate advocate for global education in all spaces and has been an inspiration for everyone on the Cultivate ACCESS team. Tay’s dedication to DEI work and inclusive programming have enhanced our team's ability to engage diverse students, faculty, and staff both domestically and abroad." - Dr. Jenny Keshwani, Associate Professor and Science Literacy Specialist, Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska
Yi Xuen Tay was recognized at Global Inclusion 2021, Diversity Abroad’s annual conference which has constituted the most comprehensive forum for education professionals, students and stakeholders committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in global education and cultural exchange.
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ABOUT THE EXCELLENCE IN DIVERSITY & INCLUSION IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (EDIIE) AWARD
Through the Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion in International Education Awards, Diversity Abroad Diversity Abroad celebrates outstanding institutions, organizations, individuals, and students who exemplify the vision and ideals of Diversity Abroad to support diversity & inclusive excellence in global education.