During Diversity Week 2002, Oct. 13-18, the Presidents Office for Social Justice Office sponsored a photography contest that was open to all current students, faculty and staff. Contestants were asked to submit original photographs that conveyed diversity, in recognition of this years theme,”The Values that Unite.”Photographs were required to illustrate the values of respect, courage, compassion, hope and recognition.

Dr. Neal Newfield, associate professor of social work, won a digital camera for his first-place photograph,”Refugee Dream.”Second place went to Dr. Kristina Hash, assistant professor of social work, for her photograph,”Courage in the Face of Alzheimers,”for which she received $100. (Newfield and Hash are currently working on a research project entitled,”Family Caregiving and Alzheimers Disease: a Documentary/Case Study Approach.”The project will be funded by the Division of Social Works BeatriceRuthBurgessCenter for West Virginia Families and Communities.)

Cheryl Henthorne, a WVU student, won $75 for third place with her photograph,”Reflections.”

“The Presidents Office for Social Justice congratulates these winners and thanks all the contest participants,”said Charlie Morris, Office of Social Justice director of mediation and program coordinator.”The photographs submitted were wonderful and showed that West VirginiaUniversitys awareness of the importance and beauty of diversity is valued.”