Former Holland Fellow recognized by City of Bloomington
Congratulations to 2004 Holland Fellow Adrian Land, who was honored at the City of Bloomington’s Black History Month Gala held February 26. Land earned the Commission on the Status of Black Males’ 2011 Outstanding Black Males Leader of Tomorrow Award. He served as a co-facilitator of workshops for the IU Men and Women of Color Conference.
Land is a member of the commission, belongs to the Crossroads Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate, and has been active with various diversity programs here at IU, including the Graduate School and the Office of Diversity Education. He also has been a counselor for the department’s Lilly Scholars Program and the James Holland Summer Enrichment Program in Biology, which brings Indiana minority high school students who are interested in science to campus, where they attend lectures and partake in hands-on laboratory experiences.
“This award provides well deserved recognition for the many contributions that Adrian has been making (and continues to make) to the graduate programs at IU, and especially to the biology department graduate programs,” said Biology Chair Roger Innes. “I thank Adrian for his leadership and for his dedication to the IU microbiology program.”
Land, a member of Professor Malcolm Winkler’s research team, completed his PhD in May. Starting July 17, Land will work one last time as a counselor for the Lilly Scholars Program and the Holland Summer Enrichment Program. He then heads to Washington University in St. Louis, where he will be a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Petra A. Levin’s laboratory.