Annual History Awards Honor Hartwick Women

March 19, 2010

Sixteen Hartwick College women were honored March 18 during this year’s Women’s History Month Awards for their contributions as strong mentors and leaders on campus and in the community.

Associate Professor of English Lisa Darien, Professor of Biology Laura Malloy, Professor of Biology Linda Swift, and Associate Professor of Chemistry Susan Young were nominated for the Faculty Member Award, which recognizes a mentor who has been inspirational to students and has contributed to the progress made by women. Young was chosen as this year’s recipient.

Web Content Manager Stephanie Brunetta, Aramark’s Lori Shumway, Office Coordinator for the Center for Experiential & Integrative Learning Gladys Freeland, Assistant Professor of English Julia Suarez Hayes, Secretary for the Center for Experiential & Integrative Learning Kate Brooker Milano, Career Advisor Lara Sanford, and Secretary to the Director of Campus Safety Sharon Terry were nominated for the Staff Member Award, presented to a staff member who respects the individuality of students and works closely with them to have a positive impact on the College community. Hayes was chosen to receive this year’s award.

Bethany Lillie '11, Samantha Martin '10, Dwayvania Miller '10, Alyssa Pearson '12, and Dominique Thomas ’10 were nominated for the Student Award, which was presented this year to Martin. The award recognizes a student who shows leadership by being a student advocate for campus issues and is involved in activities as a positive role model.

The women were nominated for the awards by their peers and other members of the Hartwick community. A team of students associated with the Office of U.S. Pluralism Programs, which sponsors the awards, then reviewed the nominations, as well as information about each woman’s contributions, before choosing this year’s recipients.

The Women’s History Month Planning Committee was established in 2008 to bring awareness of Women’s History Month to the College. The student group recognizes and honors the contributions of women both today and in the past, and works to promote involvement in Women’s History Month, education, and diversity on the Hartwick campus.

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