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Two University of Wisconsin Oshkosh staff members will be honored Thursday, Nov. 7 by the UW System.

Richard Marshall ’95 and ’11 MSE, the College of Letters and Science internship coordinator with Career and Professional Development, will receive a 2019 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People for helping create a safer and more inclusive climate.

Veronica Warren, an associate director of the UWO Counseling Center, will receive a 2019 Outstanding Women of Color Education Award for achievements in advancing equity and inclusion for people of color within the UW System as well as communities across the state.

Marshall advocates for making the professional world more inclusive to the UW Oshkosh LGBTQA+ students, faculty, staff and the greater community. He has worked to promote positive change by serving as a Tier 1 SAFE Trainer and in his work with the LGBTQ Education and Advocacy Council and the Rainbow Alliance for HOPE.

Marshall is one of 13 from across the UW System to receive the award  in 2019.

“This year’s (P.B. Poorman) award recipients are serving as invaluable role models, advisers and mentors to positively transform the experiences of students, faculty and staff,” said UW System President Ray Cross. “The UW System is honored to recognize their significant achievements and dedication, which are making the UW System campuses and surrounding communities more equitable and welcoming places to learn, work and live.”

Warren has expertise in fostering strong relations with youth and college students as an educator and counselor as well as an adviser to the student organization, Sisterhood. She is highly accomplished in communication, organization, staff management and program development.

This year is the 24th anniversary of the award through which 388 women of color have been recognized for their transforming work

“The UW System is proud to recognize the outstanding work of this year’s award recipients,” Cross said. “Their leadership, scholarship and outreach activities across a diverse range of academic programs and educational services are inspiring our students and enriching our campus communities.”