Graduating social work senior Chelsea Jones is one of the recipients of the Heman Sweatt Legacy Award given by the The University of Texas at Austin Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE). The other recipient is President William C. Powers.
A Longhorn Distinguished Scholar, jones is serving as the community relations director within DDCE’s Afrikan American Affairs. Among her many contributions to the university community, she was involved in the Orange Jackets, Texas Gospel Fellowship, Student Government’s Diversity and Inclusion Agency, the African American Culture Committee, and the Shared Services Steering Committee. Jones has devoted her time to serving underrepresented groups on campus and enjoys being an advocate for the needs of others.
This award celebrates an alumnus, faculty member, staffer, student or friend who embodies the life and legacy of Heman Marion Sweatt by breaking down barriers and challenging the status quo.