MOAAP and Embriz-Salgado win SOAR awards

June 2, 2010

MOAAP, the Minority Organization of Architecture, Art, and Planning, recently received the Class of 1963 Diversity Awareness Award, and Alberto Embriz-Salgado (B.Arch. ‘14), received the Outstanding Contribution by a First Year Student Award. Both awards are sponsored by Cornell University’s Student Organizations Awards and Recognition Committee (SOAR).

The Class of 1963 Diversity Awareness Award is given to the student organization or program house that is most successful in using formal and/or informal learning to promote understanding, respect, and amicable relations among students of different races and cultures. Khaleel Atiyyeh (B.S. URS ’10), Fernando Montejo (B.S. URS ’10), and Giselle Denbow (B.F.A. ’10) serve on the executive board for MOAAP.

The award for Outstanding Contribution by a First Year Student is presented to a student who has demonstrated outstanding participation in a registered student organization. Embriz-Salgado was given the award for his participation in the American Institute of Architecture Students based on his potential for advancement to a leadership position, overall attitude, ability to work effectively with other students, and ability to facilitate decision making.

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