Tomás Bautista Mapúa Award for Outstanding OADI Staff Partner

The Tomás Bautista Mapúa (B.Arch. 1911) Award for Outstanding OADI Staff Partner recognizes an administrator/professional staff member who has demonstrated his/her commitment to the development of OADI scholar-leaders in any of our programs and who has served as an advocate for students across the university, particularly in regards to social justice and diversity-related issues. This individual has gone above and beyond his/her administrative role to address the needs and concerns of underrepresented students, which ultimately supports OADI’s mission and enriches the overall campus community.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any full-time or part-time administrator/professional staff member who does NOT work at OADI but who has worked Cornell University for at least twelve months is eligible.

The 2018-19 winner was Jennifer Wickham.

Tomás Bautista Mapúa (B.Arch. 1911) was the first Filipino to earn a degree in Architecture in the United States and the first registered architect in the Philippines. Mr. Mapúa went on to found the Mapúa Institute of Technology in Manila.