2020 Mary B. Coburn Organization of the Year Award
DIRECTO, the Diversity & Inclusion in Research & Teaching Organization, is honored to have received the 2020 Mary B. Coburn Organization of the Year Award. This award is presented annually to a recognized student organization at FSU that has been responsible for major contributions to the university community or constituent group in the areas of service and leadership. DIRECTO is a graduate student-led organization that was initially conceived at FSU in 2017 by members of the Program for Instructional Excellence (PIE), The Fellows Society, and Dr. Lisa Liseno. These founding members submitted an application for the Inaugural FSU President's Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grant Program in support of a book club. DIRECTO was awarded a mini-grant in support of the book club, and subsequently, the founding members expanded the vision and fundraising in support of three signature events: The Annual Fall University-Wide Symposium on Diversity & Inclusion in Research & Training, a Book Club, and the Spring Conversation Series.