Call for nominations: 2011 Women’s Advocacy Award

The Carolina Women’s Center (CWC) announces its call for nominations for the 2011 Women’s Advocacy Awards. This award recognizes faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars or students at the UNC-Chapel Hill who have made a substantial contribution to the climate for gender equity on campus as a result of their leadership in advocating for women. The deadline for nominations is March 4 at 5 p.m.

Awards will be 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.

Nominations should describe the nominee’s contribution to leadership in advocating for women. Special consideration will be given for service to underserved or under-recognized populations and service above and beyond one’s job assignment. Please be as specific as possible about your nominee’s accomplishments and identify whether the nominee is faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholar, graduate student or undergraduate student. Nominations must be limited to one page or approximately 250 words. Please provide the nominee’s name and address, as well as your name, campus address, phone number and email address. Anonymous nominations will not be considered. CWC staff are not eligible to be nominated or to submit nominations. To see a flyer with these details, click here.

Former award recipients are:
Mary Turner Lane, 2001
Laura Gasaway, 2002
Etta Pisano, 2003
Carol Lautier, 2004
Jan Boxill, 2005
Cynthia Bulik, 2006
Sherryl Kleinman, 2007
Lillie Searles, 2008
2009 – no awards given
Kevin Jeffay, Priya Desai, 2010

The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 4 at 5 p.m. Please send your nomination via campus mail to Dr. Donna M. Bickford, Director, Carolina Women’s Center, CB #3302, via e-mail at, or drop it off at the CWC at 215 W. Cameron Avenue. For any questions, call Dr. Bickford at (919) 843-5620.

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