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Recognizing Inclusive Excellence

Each year we recognize a faculty or staff member and a student who has shown exemplary efforts in supporting our mission to embrace and increase diversity and inclusion in the College of Health.

Most Recent Recipients

2019 - 2020
Student Inclusive Excellence Award

Alexandra Hernandez, MS, RDN
Alexandra Hernandez, MS, RDN Nutrition and Integrative Physiology Alumnus

2020 - 2021
Student Leadership in Inclusive Excellence Award

Danielle Perez, BS
Danielle Perez, BS Graduate Student Nutrition and Integrative Physiology

Past Award Recipients


Sarah Elizabeth Garza-Levitt, MSW, CSW, E-RYT, C-IAYT, C-MQI

Associate Director - Administration University of Utah Center for Community Nutrition

Robert Kraemer, CCC-SLP, PhD

Associate Professor (Clinical) Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders


Hester L. Henderson, PhD

Professor Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation

Reghan Boelter

Kinesiology Student Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation


Yda J. Smith, PhD, OTR/L

Associate Professor – Lecturer Department of Occupational and Recreational Therapies

Whitney Smith-Hutchins

Masters of Occupational Therapy Student Department of Occupational and Recreational Therapies