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Creighton Staffer Receives Hispanic Award

Creighton Staffer Receives Hispanic Award

Ricardo Ariza, director of Creighton University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, will receive the 2008 Individual Award from Nebraska’s Mexican-American Commission and the Hispanic Heritage Month State Commemoration Planning Committee. The award, which recognizes outstanding and sustainable contributions to Nebraska’s Hispanic community, will be presented Oct. 10 at 11:45 a.m. in ceremonies at the state capital.

An advocate for diversity issues throughout the state, Ariza has headed the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Creighton for 14 years. In that role, he leads the effort to create an inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff through education, political action, service and community events.

The award and associated activities are designed to provide an opportunity for Nebraska residents to learn about and embrace the diverse cultures and contributions of Hispanics/Latinos.

Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic university bridging health, law, business and the arts and sciences for a more just world.