President’s Diversity and Inclusion Award recipients announced
Dec. 19, 2016 MCW News – The Medical College of Wisconsin has selected two individuals to receive the 2016 President’s Diversity and Inclusion Award. Jean Mallet, program manager in the Office of Student Affairs and Diversity, and fourth-year medical student Brittany Mays will be honored at a special reception planned for January 16, 2017, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the MCW Alumni Center.
John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, president and CEO, in partnership with MCW’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee, established the President’s Diversity and Inclusion Award to honor individuals who have helped enhance an environment of inclusivity and diversity at MCW. This year, award recipients were selected from the categories of students, residents and staff. Each recipient will receive $2,500.
Jean Mallet was selected for her work in promoting MCW’s commitment to recruitment, admission and graduation of talented students from diverse backgrounds. She works diligently to provide dozens of diverse students each year with meaningful experiences in the following undergraduate and high school pipeline programs: Diversity Summer Health-related Research Education Program; Environmental Health Science Program; Apprenticeship in Medicine; Research Opportunity for Academic Development in Science; and, Project SEED. Jean is an unfaltering mentor and confidant for countless MCW students and aspiring health professionals of all backgrounds.
Brittany Mays was selected for the award because of her passion, energy and drive to contribute to the work of our community while continuing to excel academically and honor her obligations to several student organizations. She works tirelessly and has the ability to mobilize support among her fellow students and create positive change. Brittany has been deeply engaged in: the Student National Medical Association; mentorship at the Milwaukee Academy of Science and through the Partnership for Urban Medical Education and Advancement program; and, volunteering at the Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured and at health fairs organized by the Walnut Way Conservation Corp.