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Gregory Marinic, associate professor and program coordinator of environmental and interior design in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ School of Design, has been nationally recognized with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Diversity Achievement Award in the 2015-16 Architectural Education Award program.

The Diversity Achievement Award represents demonstrated excellence and recognizes the work of faculty, administrators or students in creating effective methods and models to achieve greater diversity in curricula, school personnel and student bodies, specifically to incorporate the participation and contributions of historically under-represented groups or contexts.

Each year, ACSA honors design educators at the national level for exemplary work in areas such as building design, community collaborations, scholarship and service. Award winners inspire and challenge students, contribute to the profession’s knowledge base and extend their work beyond the borders of academy into practice and the public sector.