A NASPA Community Award
Named after Dr. Ajay Nair, one of the APIDA community’s most notable advocates, the Ajay Nair Outstanding Allyship Award honors an individual who has demonstrated a significant commitment to building bridges, coalition, and allyship for the Asian/Pacific Islander/Desi American (APIDA) community in the student affairs profession and higher education. This award is intended to recognize an individual’s dedication in advancing the values and concerns of the APIKC. Nominees can identify as APIDA or non-APIDA. A recipient for this annual award is selected after a national nomination process and is presented at the NASPA Annual Conference.
- 2019: Nathan Victoria, NASPA
- 2020: Julia R. Golden, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences