Save the Date! The 2017 PACME Celebration is April 20, 2017. Nominations will be open soon.

The 2016 annual Presidential Awards for Community Multicultural Enrichment (PACME) was held on April 4, 2016, to honor members of the VCU community and their commitment to multicultural enrichment.  Members of the university and Richmond communities, along with the 2016 PACME recipients' family and friends, joined in celebration of the honorees.  Read all about it.

View the PACME Recipients from 1993-2016

Nominations are submitted electronically, using the online nomination form.

The annual Presidential Awards for Community Multicultural Enrichment recognize contributions and efforts made toward enhancing the goals of inclusive excellence and VCU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Specifically, the award recognizes those VCU individuals and groups who have made exemplary contributions with regard to promoting civility, building community, establishing cross-cultural initiatives, advocating equity and nurturing a welcoming environment within the VCU community. The awards recognize those who go above and beyond the routine expectations of the individual or group’s position.

Four separate awards recognize students, faculty, classified and hourly staff, and administrators. In addition to the award, each recipient will receive $500.

The Riese-Melton Award, which is given for contributions to cross-cultural relations, is the capstone award. The recipient of this award will be chosen from the four PACME winners and will receive an additional $250.

Award categories

  • Administrator award: Administrators and those who hold professional faculty appointments are eligible
  • Classified and hourly staff award: Classified staff and hourly employees are eligible
  • Faculty award: All instructional faculty are eligible
  • Student award: Individual students and student organizations are eligible

Members of the 2017 PACME Selection Committee will be announced soon.