Vyas receives award for commitment to diversity

vyas diversityYashwant Prakash Vyas, a senior in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the Diversity Service Student Award 2015 from the Department of Multicultural Services.

The Diversity Service Awards acknowledge and honor the efforts of students, faculty and staff who strive to promote understanding and appreciation of diversity in its multitude of forms at Texas A&M University. The recipients must have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the value of diversity, outstanding efforts to promote an environment free from bias and discrimination, and have worked to provide students, faculty and staff a university experience rich in perspectives and opportunities to learn from each other. Only one student is selected each year.

Vyas has participated in several student groups, such as the International Student Association, the Student Government Association Diversity Commission, the India Association, Aggie Replant, the Texas A&M UNICEF Chapter, and the Aggie Orientation Leaders Program, just to name a few. He also is involved in the Future Former Students as a student ambassador and works as an Ask Us Aggie worker in the library.

He has received several awards for his dedication to the Texas A&M community, including the ISV Spotlight award and the Buck Weirus Spirit Award.