Delia Cheung Hom wins national awards for leadership, mentorship

Delia Cheung Hom does it for the students.

As director of Northeastern’s Asian American Center for the past 10 years, she’s developed award-winning programs, mentored countless young scholars, and tackled big issues like social identity.

“I want to be a resource and a role model,” she says.

Her work has not gone unnoticed.

Last month, Hom won two national awards for her outstanding contributions to the personal and professional lives of students and staff at Northeastern: the Dr. Daniello Balón Mentoring Award from the Asian Pacific American Network and the Outstanding Mid-Level Professional Award from the Asian Pacific Islander Knowledge Community.

“I feel humbled and very grateful that people I work with see the impact of what I’m trying to do,” says Hom.

Kristine Din, the center’s senior assistant director, describes Hom as a resilient leader with a passion for advancing diversity and inclusion in higher education. She views her less as a supervisor and more as a mentor, role model, and family member.

“Delia is a really strong and fierce Asian American woman,” says Din, who nominated Hom for the Outstanding Mid-Level Professional Award. “I trust her and I’m able to be myself around her.”

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