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About PACME

The Presidential Awards for Community Multicultural Enrichment recognizes those VCU and VCU Health System individuals and groups who have made exemplary contributions with regard to promoting civility, building community, establishing cross-cultural initiatives, advocating equity, and nurturing a welcoming and inclusively excellent environment throughout the university and area communities.

PACME recipients are honored for their efforts and contributions that move beyond the routine expectations of the individual or group’s position and, enhance the goals of inclusive excellence and VCU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Four separate awards recognize students, faculty, classified and hourly staff, and administrators. In addition to the award, each recipient will receive $500.

The Riese-Melton Award, which is given for contributions to cross-cultural relations, is the capstone award. The recipient of this award will be chosen from the PACME recipients and will receive an additional $250.

2019 PACME Celebration

The 2019 celebration will be held April 23 at 3 p.m. in the University Student Commons, Richmond Salons. Everyone is invited.

Congratulations to the 2019 PACME award winners:

Academic and administrative leadership award
VCU Center on Health Disparities

Faculty award
Christopher A. Brooks, Ph.D.

Staff award
Barbara J. Payton

Student award
Tristen Taggart

The Riese-Melton Award will be presented to one of these award recipients at the ceremony.

2018 winners

The 2018 PACME event was held on April 26, 2018. What a wonderful celebration! Read all about it in the VCU News article.

Please enjoy this article on our 2018 Student PACME recipient, Biomedical engineering doctoral candidate, Lauren Griggs.

PACME Recipients from 1994-2018

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