Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Posted in: Campus News
(Photo by Mike Ross, UNH Photo Services)
“Regina has been the face and voice of social justice at UNH Manchester before social justice was even a movement on college campuses. Social justice is her most deeply held core value,” says colleague and Director of Academic Counseling Carol Swiech.
McCarthy is a social justice educator for the University; a member of UNH Manchester’s Student Veteran Advocacy Team; and the founder and member of the college’s Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Committee. She also serves as a representative to the University Council for Inclusive Excellence and Equity and is a member of the statewide groups The NH Inclusive Learning Communities and the NH Multicultural Student Affairs Consortium. In 2012 McCarthy was also elected to serve a second two-year term as President of the Learning Assistance Association of New England.
The Social Justice awards honor UNH community members who have demonstrated excellence and integrity with respect to advancing social justice issues within our community and beyond. Each year, one faculty member, one staff member, one graduate student, one undergraduate student and one student organization is recognized for his or her role in providing outstanding leadership, courage and positive role modeling in promoting social justice issues such as diversity, equity, and human rights.
(Originally published at UNH.edu)