Each year the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill presents the three University Awards for the Advancement of Women: one faculty member, one staff member, and one undergraduate/graduate student/postdoctoral scholar.
The award recognizes contributions to the advancement of women at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and, in particular, for women and men who have contributed in one or more of the following ways:
Process: The Carolina Women’s Center manages the award process on behalf of the Offices of the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. In the fall semester, nominations are solicited. Award recipients are selected by a committee made up of faculty, staff and students from across campus. Faculty and staff recipients each receive $5000; the undergraduate/ graduate student/ postdoctoral scholar recipient receives $2500. Awardees are honored in a ceremony during the Carolina Women’s Center’s annual Women’s Week Celebration in the spring.
Previous award winners are:
(2013) Jenny Ting, Kelli Raker, Camille McGirt
(2012) Sherryl Kleinman, Bev Pearson, Allison Grady
(2011) Lillie Searles, Bob Pleasants, Caroline Fish
(2010) Laurie McNeil, Melinda Manning, Parastoo Hashemi
(2009) Etta Pisano, Aimee Krans, Annie Clark
(2008) Kay Lund, Cookie Newsom, Emily Joy Rothchild
(2007) Barbara Harris, Annette Madden, Emily Dunn,
(2006) Jan Boxill, Terri Houston, Matt Ezzell
The Carolina Women’s Center Women’s Advocacy Award was initiated in 2001 and initially recognized faculty and staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who made a substantial contribution to the climate for gender equity on campus as a result of their leadership in advocating for women. Additional award categories were added in 2010 and awards are currently given in three categories: faculty/staff, postdoctoral scholars/professional and graduate students, and undergraduate students. All members of the campus community are eligible for nomination, regardless of gender, gender identity, or gender expression.
Process: Nominations are generally solicited early in the spring semester. Award recipients are selected by a committee. Awards are generally presented in conjunction with a CWC program during the spring semester. Award recipients receive a plaque and their names are added to a display at the CWC.
Former award recipients are:
2001: Mary Turner Lane
2002: Laura Gasaway
2003: Etta Pisano
2004: Carol Lautier
2005: Jan Boxill
2006: Cynthia Bulik
2007: Sherryl Kleinman
2008: Lillie Searles
2009: No awards given
2010: Kevin Jeffay, Priya Desai
2011: Susan Harbage Page, Leah Josephson