University of Wisconsin–Madison

Call for Nominations: 2016 Outstanding Women of Color Awards

Now in the ninth year, the UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Awards were established in order to recognize the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of women of color on campus.

“Each year the committee is delighted to find women of color who are doing tremendous work on the campus and in the community,” says Ruby Paredes, assistant vice chancellor in the Office of the Provost and Chief Diversity Officer. “And the work and commitment we are honoring are not defined simply by their being women of color. The candidate selected for the title ‘Outstanding Woman of Color in Education’ truly merits the outstanding designation among all women in education.”

Attached is the call to nominate women of color on campus and in the Greater Madison area, who are outstanding in their academic achievement and/or contributions to the life of the university and beyond, in one or more of the following areas:

  • Social justice, activism and advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged, marginalized populations; community service;
  • Scholarly research, writing, speaking and/or teaching on race, ethnicity and indigeneity in US society; and
  • Community building on or off campus to create an inclusive and respectful environment for all.

Nominations for the Annual Outstanding Women of Color Awards are due by July 13, 2016.  Please submit a completed package using the 2016 guidelines below for each nominee to Rex Loehe at rexloehe@wisc.edu.

Please help by bringing this call for nominations to the attention of your faculty, staff, students and community.

Call for Nominations

UW-Madison’s Outstanding Women of Color Awards 2016

NOMINATIONS DUE DATE – Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The UW-Madison Awards acknowledge and honor women of color among UW-Madison faculty, staff, students (undergraduate or post-baccalaureate) and in the Greater Madison community, who have made outstanding contributions in one or more of the following areas:

  • social justice, activism and advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged, marginalized populations;
  • community service;
  • scholarly research, writing, speaking and/or teaching on race, ethnicity and indigeneity in U.S. society; and
  • community building on- or off campus, to create an inclusive and respectful environment for all.

How to nominate:

Prepare a nomination packet to include the following:

  1. A Letter of Nomination
  2. Two additional letters of support from the Nominee’s colleagues (student, staff, faculty and/or community member)
  3. The Nominee’s updated curriculum vitae

Send the nomination packet in print or electronic format (preferred) by Wednesday, July 13, 2016 to:

Rex Loehe, Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost & Chief Diversity Officer, 109 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Dr., Madison WI 53706, rex.loehe@wisc.edu.

A selection committee comprising students, faculty and staff will review nominations for the awards. A complete list of previous UW-Madison and UW System Awardees can be found below.

UW-Madison’s Outstanding Women of Color for 2016 will be announced on Sept. 1, 2016. A campus-wide reception in their honor will be held year’s celebratory event will be held Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge of the Pyle Center, hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer.

 

Honors List of UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color

2015: 

2015 Outstanding Women of Color
2015 UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color from left,
Earlise Ward, Esmeralda Rodriguez, Heather Johnson, Lori Kido Lopez, Emilie Songolo, M. Adams and Joselyn Diaz-Valdes

 M Adams, Co-Executive Director of Freedom, Inc., UW-Madison Alumna

 Joselyn Diaz-Valdes, Senior Advisor, Office of Student Financial Aid

 Heather Johnson, Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine and Public Health

 Lori Kido Lopez, Assistant Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, Department of Communication Arts, College of Letters & Science

 Esmeralda Rodriguez, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, School of Education

 Emilie Songolo, Senior Academic Librarian, Memorial Library, General Library System

 Earlise Ward, Associate Professor, School of Nursing; also Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI) in the School of Medicine and Public Health’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

 

2014:

20141001_OWCA_051 Angela Byars-Winston, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine & Public Health

 Ruttanatip (Dang) Chonwerawong, Assistant Dean, Student Diversity Programs, School of Education

 Marla Delgado-Guerrero, PhD Candidate, Department of Counseling Psychology, School of Education

 Shawnika Hull, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism & Mass Communication; Center for Demography & Ecology, Department of Population Health Sciences

 Carla Pugh, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine & Public Health

Michelle Robinson, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, College of Letters & Science

Lillian Tong, Faculty Associate, Center for Biology Education; Director of the University Educators Programs and Services; Director of Faculty/Staff Programs

Eva Vivian, Associate Professor (CHS), School of Pharmacy

 

2013: 

Desiree Alva, Assistant Director, Diversity Affairs Office, College of Engineering

Wilma Callaway, Assistant Director and Mentor Program Director, Center for Educational Opportunity

Karma Chávez, Assistant Professor of Communication Arts & Chican@ and Latin@ Studies

Roberta Hill, Professor of English & American Indian Studies, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Li Chiao-Ping, Professor of Dance & Chair, Dance Department

Saemyi Park, PhD in Political Science

Carmen Valdez, Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology

 

2012:

Jacquelynn Dawn Arbuckle, Staff General Surgeon and Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine & Public Health

Tonya Lynn Brito; Professor of Law, Law School

Dawn Bryant Crim, Associate Dean for External Relations, School of Education

Rohany Nayan, Ph.D., and Senior Fellow, the Lubar Institute for the Study of Abrahamic Religions

 

2010-11:

Leslie Bow, Professor of English and Asian American Studies, Department of English & Asian American Studies Program, College of Letters & Science

Erica Laughlin, Director, Information Technology Academy (ITA), Division of Information Technology

Cynthia Lin, Social Justice Education Specialist, Multicultural Student Center, Division of Student Life

Ana Martinez-Donate, Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences, School of Medicine & Public Health

Nancy Marie Mithlo, Assistant (now Associate) Professor of Art History and American Indian Studies, Department of Art History & American Indian Studies Program, College of Letters & Science

Manuela Romero, Assistant Dean for Student Diversity and Academic Services, College of Engineering

 

2009-10: 

Araceli Alonso, Faculty Associate & Lecturer, College of Letters & Science and School of Medicine & Public Health

Emuye Asfaw, Administrative Officer, Office of Human Resources

Diane Gooding, Professor of Psychology, College of Letters & Science; Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine & Public Health

Patty Loew, Associate Professor (now Professor), Life Sciences Communication, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Sandra Magaña, Associate Professor (now Professor) of Social Work and Director, Latino/Latina Chicano/Chicana Studies Program

Idella Yamben, PhD Candidate, Cellular & Molecular Biology, and Research Assistant in Anatomy, School of Medicine & Public Health

 

2008-09: 

Peggy Choy, Lecturer & Sr. Outreach Specialist, Dance & Southeast Asian Studies; now Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Dance

Le Ondra Clark, PhD candidate, Department of Counseling Psychology

Sheri Williams Pannell, MFA candidate, Department of Theatre and Drama

May Lee Moua-Vue, Student Services Coordinator, International Student Services

Janice Rice, Senior Academic Librarian, Library System

 

2007- 08: 

Jacqueline DeWalt, Director of PEOPLE (Pre-College Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence)

Laura Klunder, Residence Hall Manager, Kronshage Hall-Holt Commons; in 2008 appointed Assistant Director of Campus Programs for Leadership and Social Justice at Macalester College, Minneapolis MN

Susana Lastarria-Cornhiel, Senior Scientist, Urban and Regional Planning, College of Letters and Science & College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Mary Layoun, Professor of Comparative Literature, College of Letters and Science

Norma Saldivar, Professor of Theatre and Drama, also Chican@ and Latin@ Studies

Patricia A. Tellez-Girón, Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health

 

UW System Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award

UW-Madison Recipients

2015: Earlise Ward, Associate Professor, School of Nursing; also Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI) in the School of Medicine and Public Health’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research; and Heather Johnson, Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine and Public Health

2014: Lillian Tong, Faculty Associate, Center for Biology Education; Director of the University Educators Programs and Services; Director of Faculty/Staff Programs; and Shawnika Hull, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism & Mass Communication; Center for Demography & Ecology, Department of Population Health Sciences

2013: Carmen Valdez, Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology, School of Education; and Roberta Hill, Professor of English & American Indian Studies, College of Letters & Science, and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

2012: Tonya Lynn Brito, Professor of Law, Law School; and Jacquelynn Dawn Arbuckle, Staff General Surgeon and Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine & Public Health

2010: Leslie Bow, Professor of English & Asian American Studies; and Ana Martinez-Donate, Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences

2009: Patty Loew, Professor, Life Science Communication, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

2008: Janice Rice, Senior Academic Librarian in College Library

2007: Linda Greene, Evjue Bascom Professor of Law, Law School

2006: Alberta Gloria, Professor of Counseling Psychology, School of Education

2005: Gloria Ladson-Billings, Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education and Professor of Curriculum & Instruction, School of Education

2004: Linda Denise Oakley, Professor, School of Nursing & Joann Pritchett, Director of Diversity, School of Pharmacy

2003: Hazel Symonette, Senior Policy Planning Analyst

2002: Seema Kapani, Director of Diversity Programs & Learning Communities

2001: Ada Deer, Senior Lecturer in Social Work

2000: Gloria Hawkins, Assistant Dean, School of Medicine & Public Health

1999: Amy Ling, Professor  & Director, Asian American Studies

1998: Lucille Badger, Community Leader; Stanlie James, Professor, Afro-American Studies Department, and Nancy Rodriguez, Student

1997: Linda Stitt, Program Director, Wisconsin Union

1996: Nellie McKay, Professor, Afro-American Studies Department

1995: Mercile Lee, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs