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Women’s Center seeking nominations for 2018 awards

Jan. 24, 2018, 3:17 PM

The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is seeking nominations for its annual awards that recognize and honor Vanderbilt community members for their contributions to the advancement of university women.

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, Feb. 23. Winners will be recognized at the annual Cuninggim Lecture on March 21.

Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center Leadership Award

The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center Leadership Award is presented annually to an undergraduate or graduate student who demonstrates leadership in activities that contribute to the achievements, interests and goals of women or that promote gender equity.

Nominate for the Leadership Award>>

The Margaret Cuninggim Women's Center's Mentoring Award (Vanderbilt)
The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center’s Mentoring Award (Vanderbilt)

Mentoring Award

The Mentoring Award is presented annually to an individual of the Vanderbilt community who has helped to support women on campus through professional and intellectual development.

Nominate for the Mentoring Award>>

Mary Jane Werthan Award

The Mary Jane Werthan Award is presented annually to an individual who has contributed significantly to the advancement of women at Vanderbilt University. The award honors three qualities characteristic of its first recipient, for whom it is named: vision, persistence and extraordinary skill in interpersonal and institutional relations.

The award recognizes the debt that women at Vanderbilt University owe to those individuals who have had the vision to see how things ought to be, the courage to persist in their hopes over time, and the skills necessary to bring new attitudes and practices into being. The Mary Jane Werthan Award offers tribute to the humor, intelligence and graceful determination of those individuals whose work has enhanced our entire community.

Nominate for the Mary Jane Werthan Award>>

Past winners

2017


Erin Logan, Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center Leadership Award
Ghina Nakad, Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center Leadership Award
Janis May, Mentoring Award
Marie Griffin, Mary Jane Werthan Award

2016

Brielle Harbin, Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center Leadership Award
Stephanie Spottswood, Mentoring Award
Tiffiny Tung, Mentoring Award
Karen Campbell, Mary Jane Werthan Award

2015

Kait Spear, Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center Leadership Award (formerly known as the Muliebrity Prize)
Tara C. Keil, Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center Leadership Award
Vanessa Beasley, Mentoring Award
Cara Tuttle Bell, Mary Jane Werthan Award

2014

Megan van der Torn, Muliebrity Prize
Jiyeon Jen Lim, Muliebrity Prize
Bonnie Dow, Mentoring Award
Catherine Loss, Mentoring Award
Senta Victoria Greene, Mary Jane Werthan Award

2013

Briana Perry, Muliebrity Prize
Jessica Gibbons Benton, Muliebrity Prize
Pat Tellinghuisen, Mentoring Award
Joni Hersch, Mentoring Award
Francille Bergquist, Mary Jane Werthan Award

2012

Kyndall Clark, Muliebrity Prize
Christine Eischen, Mentoring Award
Kelly Oliver, Mentoring Award
Charlotte Pierce-Baker, Mary Jane Werthan Award

2011

Michelle Eckland, Muliebrity Prize
Sarah Tyson, Muliebrity Prize
Craig Anne Heflinger, Mentoring Award
Jason Goodrich, Mary Jane Werthan Award

Contact: Rory Dicker, (615) 343-5729
rory.c.dicker@vanderbilt.edu

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