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University of the Rockies Receives 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award
INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine recognizes the Rockies for third year in a row

DENVER, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- University of the Rockies received the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The HEED Award honors higher education institutions that prioritize diversity and is the only national recognition given to colleges, universities, and school systems that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the areas of diversity and inclusion.

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"University of the Rockies is honored to have been selected for this prestigious award," said Francesca Galarraga, director of diversity for University of the Rockies. "For us, diversity fosters an environment of inclusion where our faculty, staff, and students feel welcome, appreciated, and respected. Receiving the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award compels us to continue to make diversity more than just our mission statement, but who we are."

HEED award recipients were selected based on their exemplary diversity and inclusion initiatives, and their ability to embrace a broad definition of diversity on campus, including gender, race, ethnicity, veteran status, sexual orientation, and disability status.

"We hope the HEED award serves as a way to honor those institutions of higher education that recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion as part of their everyday campus culture," said Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

For more information about the 2014 HEED award, visit

About University of the Rockies
University of the Rockies is a leading graduate school of the social and behavioral sciences that offers programs for students seeking their PhD, PsyD, or Master of Arts degree. Students may take classes at a state-of-the-art instructional site in downtown Denver, Colo., or work toward degrees online from anywhere in the country. Whether face-to-face or online, University of the Rockies students enjoy the same access to industry professionals, research, and publishing opportunities. For more information, please visit,,, or call Shari Winet, Vice President of Public Relations, at 866.621.0124 x2513.

About INSIGHT Into Diversity
INSIGHT Into Diversity, celebrating its 40th year in 2014, is the largest and oldest diversity publication in higher education today. Known for its annual Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, this is the only award recognizing colleges and universities for outstanding diversity and inclusion efforts across campuses. In addition to its online job board, INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine presents timely, thought-provoking news and articles on matters of diversity and inclusion across higher education and beyond. Feature stories include interviews with innovators and experts, and profiles of best practices and model programs. Readers also find career opportunities that connect job seekers with institutions and businesses embracing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Current, archived and digital issues of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine are available online at

Contact: Shari Winet, Vice President of Public Relations
866.621.0124, ext. 2513

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