COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – It was a celebratory afternoon in Columbus as the Mississippi University for Women honored one of its own.
During a luncheon earlier Monday, the university presented Dr. Phillip Stockton the 2019 Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award.
Stockton is an assistant professor of music education and the director of choral activities at MUW.
Dr. Stockton has worked at the university since 2013 and said it’s an honor to receive this award.
“Embracing diversity is something that I have worked on since becoming a teacher. It’s been one of those things where I’ve been fortunate to teach students from various backgrounds, and it’s such a pleasure to get to work with all these students and mentoring them and helping them grow and to be better music educators as well as better people all around,” said Dr. Stockton.
Dr. Stockton is also MUW’s nominee for the IHL Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award.