Congratulations – 2024 MLK Dreamer Award

January 12, 2024

Dear Campus Community,

I am happy to announce that Professor Gisele Casanova has been selected as a recipient of the 2024 Purdue University Martin Luther King, Jr. Dreamer Award. The Dreamer Award recognizes individuals or an organization within the Purdue University community whose contributions embody Dr. King’s vision of service to others and furthers the university’s commitment to diversity.

Dr. Casanova is being recognized for her 30 years of service to the Purdue University Northwest campus and community in helping students from all backgrounds to succeed. She has worked tirelessly with many student groups and committees across campus as a faculty advisor and leader and is a sought-after mentor for students of color who desire to seek post baccalaureate degrees. Dr. Casanova’s drive to empower students to reach their full potential has, like Dr. King, become a ministry.

For more information about this year’s winners of the Dreamer Award, please see the Purdue Today article.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Casanova.

PNW Chancellor Holford

Kenneth C. Holford
Chancellor, Purdue University Northwest