Henfield, Guengerich honored for commitment to diversity

Malik Henfield, and Anna Marie Guengerich were named the recipients of the 2011 Audrey Qualls Commitment to Diversity Award during the University of Iowa College of Education’s Staff Appreciation and Diversity Committee Celebration April 28.

Henfield is an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, and Anna Marie Guengerich is a librarian in the Iowa Testing Program’s Blommers Measurement Resource Library.

Henfield was recognized for his passion and extraordinary diversity work in the schools and community. His work addressing racism in education and advocating for those who are underserved is commendable, according to his nominators.

Guengerich was recognized for her warm presence and unwavering dedication to help students achieve professionally. Her nominators said she is quick to provide positive encouragement and reinforcement, and she creates a welcoming environment for students of all backgrounds.

The student-nominated award is named in honor of the late Audrey Qualls, a professor of measurement and statistics in the UI College of Education Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations from 1990 until her death in 2002. Qualls was a selfless, hard-working individual who advocated for students of color.