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Faculty across five colleges achieve notable accomplishments

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Several DePaul faculty members were recently recognized for their contributions to their communities, profession or cause. Read on to learn more about their accomplishments.

  • Lily Kim, adjunct instructor in the Department of Marketing, was awarded the Asian Pacific American Outstanding Commitment to Education Award at a Chicago ceremony hosted by Illinois Treasurer Michael W. French on May 9, 2023. Kim was cited for her decade-long teaching tenure at DePaul, founding the notable annual Taste of Korea event in Chicago, serving as chairperson of the Sister City Program (Chicago & Busan, Korea) and her work with numerous educational outreach programs into the Asian Pacific community. 
  • Judith McCray, a senior professional in residence in the College of Communication, was named a 2023 Leader for a New Chicago​ by the Field and MacArthur Foundations. McCray is the founder and president of Juneteenth Productions and co-founder of the Change Agents Podcast Production Lab where she mentors emerging journalists, predominantly of color, in the production of a podcast that highlights community efforts for change. Leaders for a New Chicago recognizes accomplishments in art, justice and media, and provides a $50,000 prize, half for the awardee and half for their affiliated organization.
  • Rev. Craig Mousin, university ombudsperson and faculty in the College of Law, and his wife, Chris Inserra, were awarded the Robert H. Kirschner Award for Global Activism by the Heartland Alliance and Marjorie Kovler Center. The organizations recognized Mousin and Inserra for their decades of work with migrants and asylum seekers in Chicago. The couple received the award on May 23 at the annual Power of Healing event.​
  • Xavier Perez, a faculty member in the criminology department, which is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, was recently the recipient of the inaugural Alumni Impact Award from the University of Illinois at Chicago. During the award ceremony, Perez was recognized for his work co-founding the criminology department at DePaul, his on-going commitment to the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, and his dedication to educating young persons and community members about their constitutional rights when in police custody.
  • Kelly Richmond Pope, the Dr. Barry Jay Epstein Endowed Professor of Accounting, was recently named one of the 2023 Most Powerful Women in Accounting by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the CPA Practice Advisor. Now in its 12th year, the organizations have partnered each year to honor those professionals who have emerged as the most influential leaders shaping the profession of accounting.