Nominations open until 8/1/2020


The Tony Quinn Inclusive Excellence award is to honor the work and contributions of the late Dr. Anthony Quinn. Among his many roles on this earth, Dr. Quinn served as a researcher,
professor, faculty mentor, and champion of broadening participation of underrepresented minority students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at The University of Toledo.

Dr. Quinn passionately embraced the vision of the National Science Foundation for inclusive excellence. He was beloved by students for his holistic approach to mentoring,
and by colleagues for his leadership and significant contributions in increasing student success on the UT campus.
Dr. Quinn’s contributions include co-developing a summer bridge program for incoming students, mentoring many individual students, supporting the We are STEMM initiative,
and being involved with Brothers on the Rise, among other groups.

Today, his legacy lives on through the Tony Quinn We Are STEMM Initiative at the University of Toledo.
The program strives to recruit and retain underrepresented minority students in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine through student fellowships, professional education, and mentoring programs.

The Tony Quinn Inclusive Excellence award is given annually to an individual who embodies Dr. Quinn’s commitment to mentoring students and his passion for increasing the participation of URM students in STEM.
Awardees are nominated by peers and mentees and the nomination cycle opens on January 1 and closes on August 1 annually.
The LSMRCE awards committee makes the final selection. Recipients of the award are recognized at the LSMRCE annual conference and presented the award during the awards ceremony.
In addition, recipients will be listed on the LSMRCE website and reported in the Center’s annual report to the National Science Foundation.


Nominate an individual who you feel exemplifies excellence in mentoring and a commitment to increasing the participation of underrepresented students in STEM.
In your application narrative, please provide 2-3 examples of how this person impacts the success of URM STEM students.

If possible, please provide the CV of the nominee in the submission.



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Or call 317-278-4753

Anthony Quinn
Figure 1. The late Dr. Anthony "Tony" Quinn (1958-2018)