Awards and Accomplishments
Professor LANI GUINIER of Harvard Law School Speaks on Behalf of VISIONS
At a VISIONS event in June 2011, Professor Guinier spoke to issues of gender, race, power, and the experience of people who are marginalized. She endorsed VISIONS’ commitment to help groups and organizations find ways to take maximum advantage of what people of differing backgrounds and perspectives “bring to the table”.
Dr. Valerie Batts, VISIONS Executive Director and Co-founder, Gives Keynote at Wright Center 20th Anniversary Celebration
The Wright’s Center is the only racially integrated adult day health care facility housed in the historically African American community of “Little Raleigh” in Rocky Mount, NC and it came about as a result of VISIONS investing early on in creating the model for the center and supporting the organization, which is now a free-standing 501(c)3.
In a video clip of her remarks at the 20th Anniversary Celebration in 2011, Valerie Batts speaks about how her experiences growing up in Rocky Mount, NC (as well as later ones at UNC and Duke) informed her career choice leading to the creation of VISIONS, Inc. in 1984.
"Bringing a Multicultural Approach to School-Based Health Care", October 2011
VISIONS was honored to have had this article published by the American Public Health Association in a chapter of a new book edited by Terri D. Wright, MPH, and Jeanita W. Richardson, PhD, MEd, copyright 2012. Written by Valerie Batts, VISIONS E.D., in conjunction with VISIONS consultants John Capitman and Doug Weinstock, it reflects upon the multicultural training and consultancy work that a team of VISIONS consultants were involved with between 2007 and 2011 with the W.K. Kellogg School Based Health Care Policy Program.
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AWARD, October 2009
VISIONS was gratified to be informed of an award made to the University of Wisconsin Colleges and Extension. It recognizes the accomplishments of their Multicultural Awareness Program, which resulted from a training-of-the-trainer program that was inspired and created by VISIONS, Inc. and implemented by several VISIONS consultants over a 3-year period.
According to David Wilson, Chancellor of University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension, two impacts of note were:
- UW Colleges students of color have increased by 41 percent from 2005-2008 and our retention of students of color is at its highest rate ever
- A Small Business Development Center (SBDC) partnership from our division of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development resulted in the launch of 70 new Latino-owned businesses in south-central Wisconsin in 2008
Distinguished Alumni Award (click image to enlarge)
Episcopal Divinity School
Degree of Doctorate of Divinity (click image to enlarge)
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