Jessica Light, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Curator of Mammals in the Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology received the 2021 Accountability, Climate and Equity, ACE, Diversity Service Faculty Award.
Light Earned this award for demonstrating outstanding commitment to the value of diversity at Texas A&M. She was recognized at the 2021 ACE Awards Ceremony on April 14.
“I am ecstatic to be recognized for my service working to create and sustain a diverse and equitable climate at Texas A&M University,” said Light. “Receiving an Accountability, Climate, and Equity Award is an honor and really means a lot to me; I’m excited to continue this important work.”
The ACE Awards recognize the appreciation of diversity at Texas A&M and center around the three overarching goals of the Texas A&M University Diversity Plan: Accountability, Climate and Equity.
ACE Awards acknowledge students, faculty, and staff in honor of their commitment to the Texas A&M core value of respect promoting respectful treatment of others, affirming, and encouraging individuals to take pride in their social and cultural identities, and including all in their definition of the “Aggie Family.” The ACE Awards are sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, Office for Diversity, Department of Multicultural Services, Disability Resources, Women’s Resource Center, Aggie Allies, LGBTQ+ Pride Center, Health Promotion, and Student Government Association Diversity Commission.