Nominations due Friday for Women of Color recognition

UW-Green Bay is accepting nominations to represent the University at the 19th Annual UW System Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award Ceremony in October at UW-River Falls. Eligible candidates include UW faculty/staff, students or community members. The selection criteria is available below for your reference. Please e-mail your nomination to Paula Marcec,, no later than Friday (Feb. 21) along with a one-page summary of the nominee’s contributions to women of color, diversity and women’s studies.

Honorees in Past Years:
2013 Toni Lardinois
2012 Heba Mohammad
2011 Maura Vazquez
2010 Amii John
2009 Mai Lo Lee
2008 Diana Borrero-Lowe
2007 Melissa Jackson
2006 Celestine Jeffreys
2004/5 Rosemary Christensen
2003 Cristina Ortiz
2002 Lisa Poupart
2001 Jane Lynch (Swan)
2000 Juliet Cole
1999 Denise Sweet
1998 Peres Owino
1998 Ka Youa Kong
1997 Yarvelle Draper-King
1996 Sheila Carter
1995 Denise Sweet

Selection Criteria:
— Women of color who have worked in the areas of women’s studies scholarship and activism, especially as they have served to improve the status and climate for women, particularly women of color.
— Women of color who have advocated for women, particularly women of color.
— Women of color who have consistently demonstrated their ability to rally diverse forces together to advance the agenda of women, particularly that of women of color.
— Women of color who have created positive changes at your institutional level, i.e., curriculum development and infusion, receiving grants, and mentoring women.
— Women of color who have demonstrated an understanding of the interplay of family and community and culture in the lives of women of color.

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