SRU's Tsuquiashi-Daddesio wins
Minority Achievement Award
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Eva Tsuquiashi-Daddesio, Slippery Rock University dean of the College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts, will be recognized tonight with a Minority Achievement Award at the 35th Annual Minority Achiever's reception sponsored by Minority Opinion/Talk Magazine.
"This award was surprising and extremely satisfying to me because it is a testimony not only to my accomplishments but also those of this institution that has supported me, thus making it possible for me to be recognize," she said.
The award recognizes minorities who have shown leadership in their professions.
"Our goal in sponsoring these awards is to give recognition and show appreciation to minorities who have made outstanding contributions in their professions. By saluting these people, it is our hope that their accomplishments may serve to inspire others. We also use this opportunity to commend their employers for their commitment to diversity, inclusion and the upward mobility of minority employees," said Luther Sowell Jr., publisher of the magazine.
Tsuquiashi-Daddesio joined SRU in 1988. She taught French and Spanish from 1988 to 2005, when she was named chairperson of the department of modern languages and cultures. She served as department chair from 2005-2009 and became interim dean of the College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts in 2009. She was named dean this fall.
Tsuquiashi-Daddesio is an award-winning educator who has published in three languages and has written more than 20 papers. A strong believer in technology education, she has obtained several grants for technology equipment enhancements at SRU.
Tsuquiashi-Daddesio received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in letters and comparative literature from the Université de la Sorbonne-Nouvelle in Paris and a doctorate in French from the University of Minnesota.