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Translator-Interpreter Program wins annual Perkins Prize

Perkins prize winners TIP

The student-run Translator-Interpreter Program, which trains bilingual and multilingual Cornell students to serve as volunteer translators and interpreters for community agencies, received the 27th annual James A. Perkins Prize for Interracial and Intercultural Peace and Harmony during a ceremony April 18 at Willard Straight Hall.

Each year, the Perkins Prize is awarded to a Cornell program, organization or event making the most significant contribution to furthering the ideal of university community while respecting values of diversity.

“Fostering a sense of belonging is an important thread in the tapestry of the Cornell community and the honorees being acknowledged tonight – as well as the many who were nominated – represent what it truly means to be a Cornellian,” said Ryan Lombardi, vice president for student and campus life.

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