Former Emissary for Graduate Student Diversity and Indiana University graduate student in microbiology Adrian Land received the city’s Commission on the Status of Black Males 2011 Outstanding Black Males Leader of Tomorrow Award. Land said he simply wants to be a person who does his part to build bridges and open doors for other people, as so many have done for him.
As a member of the commission, Land has served as a co-facilitator of workshops for the IU Men and Women of Color Conference.
He is a member of the Midwest Crossroads Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate, an emissary for graduate student diversity through the IU Graduate School, an ambassador for the Office of Diversity Education, and was a participant in the 2009 Compact for Faculty Diversity.
Land also serves as a house parent for Stepping Stones and is a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.