UW-Green Bay student Vazquez earns ‘Women of Color’ honor
Maura Vazquez, a student majoring in art with a minor in Arts and Visual Design, was recognized over the weekend as a 2011 recipient of the UW System Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award. Presentations were made to 16 recipients in conjunction with the annual women’s studies and LGBQT conferences held jointly in Madison. Vazquez, who is also pursuing a teaching certificate in English as a second language, has been an active volunteer on campus and in the community. She has given her time to campus charity drives, Danz Elementary School, and the Back to School store of the Service League of Green Bay. She has exhibited her artwork widely and received several awards and scholarships. Commented a faculty nominator: “The gracious manner in which Maura opened up her life story in her work… (led to) many productive, open conversations within my classroom as a result of her work regarding immigration, race, and family traditions.” For more on Vazquez and this year’s other honorees.