Excellence in Diversity Awards

Excellence in Diversity Award winners on stage

Black History Month Program Collaboration

The Annual Black History Awards Program takes place in the Spring semester of each academic year. The “Excellence in Diversity” Awards Program is a collaborative effort across all six colleges in MUSC’s enterprise and the community. Each year, an award recipient is honored from each individual college who has exemplified and championed for diversity, equity, inclusion, culture and justice. The student led committee seeks to highlight faculty and staff who have made contributions through their service, teaching or professional career to promote, create and nurture MUSC’s diversity and inclusion environment through their leadership.

Awards Program Speaker

B. DaNine J. Fleming, Ed.D.

B. DaNine Fleming, EdD 

Dr. DaNine J. Fleming is the Associate Chief Officer for Inclusive Excellence at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is a tenured associate professor and one of two inaugural unconscious bias faculty scholars in the Department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She is the founder/co-founder of quite a few diversity and inclusion programs at MUSC, to include, but not limited to, co-founder of the David J. and Kathryn Cole BRIHTE Leadership Academy, The Center for Transformation and Change Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program, and the newest, The Claflin University Pipeline Program, introducing Claflin students to the career of Physician Assistant in healthcare. She is one of the founding Advisory Council Members of Taking Back OUR Village, a youth anti-violence collaborative community organization, that is housed in the oldest Black settlement in the state of South Carolina, historic Lincolnville. As a community coalition builder Dr. Fleming has worked continuously to bring about systemic change, unity among communities and law enforcement as well as work with those impacted by senseless violence. She is a proud life member and state officer of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and serves as the Business Manager for the McNeil Foundation for the Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse. She considers it a privilege to serve the community and lives by the motto “I have pitched my tent in the land of hope.” Acts 2:26

2022 Excellence in Diversity Award Recipients

Headshot of Anita Ramsetty 

Anita Ramsetty, M.D.,CCMS

College of Medicine

Pearl Givens 

Pearl Givens, MS

College of Dental Medicine

Katherine Soto Scott 

Katherine Soto Scott, MA

College of Nursing

Marc Lapoint 

Marc Lapointe, PharmD, BCPS

College of Pharmacy

Kimberly Bryant 

Kimberly Bryant, OTD, OTR/L, MHA, NHA

College of Health Professions

Akeya Harrold 

Akeya Harrold, DNP, RN, RMHNP, APRN-BC

College of Graduate Studies