Vikki Dale awarded the Dr. Bert Babero Sr. Faculty/Staff Award at the 3rd Annual Black Carpet Awards
A force to be reckoned with!
Congratulations to Professor Vikki Baltimore Dale on being awarded the Dr. Bert Babero Sr. Faculty/Staff Award at the 3rd Annual Black Carpet Awards hosted by UNLV Student Diversity & Social Justice. This award is intended to recognize any faculty or staff member at UNLV who has a record of serving black students at UNLV through research, teaching, mentorship, and advising. Babero, an internationally known parasitologist, was the first black faculty member at UNLV. Babero was also a member of the State Equal Rights Commission and advocated against complacency and lack of action in job discrimination and civil rights.
The Black Carpet was designed as a means to celebrate and recognize the contributions of Black students, staff, faculty, and community members. What started as one of the premier events during Black History Month, the Black Carpet is now an annual campus tradition that honors those within the African Diaspora.