Contact Info

          The Center for Diversity and Inclusion
          Frank G. Pogue Student Center
          405 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA  16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2912

          Pertrina Marrero
          Director of Diversity and Inclusion
          Frank G. Pogue Student Center, Suite 236
          Phone: (814) 732-1561

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          Awards and Ceremonies

          Edinboro University honors those who have contributed to a stronger community through academic excellence, support of diversity and efforts toward social justice and peace.  

          ALANI Awards Reception

          This ceremony is dedicated to recognizing ALANI (African American, Latino, Asian, Native American and International) students who have achieved a 2.7 or higher GPA in the previous semester. A bronze award is presented to those students whose GPA was 2.7 to 2.99; a silver award for GPAs of 3.0 to 3.49; a gold award for GPAs of 3.5 to 3.99; and a Gold Star to GPAs of 4.0.

          Annual Excellence in Diversity Awards & Salute to Graduates Ceremony

          The Annual Excellence in Diversity Awards and Salute to Graduates Ceremony are highlights of our year. The program includes the presentation of the Excellence in Diversity Man, Woman, and Faculty/Staff Member of the Year awards. At this recognition ceremony we will also honor our semester graduating seniors. This joyous occasion is always a special event for the entire campus community.

          Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Luncheon

          The focus of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Luncheon is to bring the community together to celebrate our past, present and future. By sharing our common experiences, we expect to build an even closer relationship with the community. It also provides us an opportunity to recognize individuals who remind us each day of the teachings and philosophies of Dr. King.

          The Luncheon will take place on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. in Van Houten Dining Hall South.

          All are invited on a first-come basis. RSVP for the luncheon to


          Do you know of someone whose contributions to the community reflect the spirit, philosophy and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? If so, you might want to consider nominating such a man or woman to become one of the recipients of Edinboro University’s 18th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards.

          Edinboro University is now accepting nominations for the MLK awards, which will be presented during the University’s Annual Awards Luncheon. Several dozen prominent citizens from northwestern Pennsylvania have been honored by the University since the awards luncheon began in 1997.

          Candidate nominations must contain a narrative description of the candidate’s achievements and contributions to society with specific examples listed. Achievements and contributions must be reflective of Dr. King’s philosophy and teachings, particularly in the area of social justice, social activism or peace initiatives.

          Nominations should also include the candidate’s career profile or resume and all contact information for both the nominee and the nominator.

          All nominations should be submitted to:
          Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Committee 
          c/o Ms. Cyndi Waldinger
          220 Frank G. Pogue Student Center
          405 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444

          Completed nominations can also be emailed to