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University of New Hampshire: President's Commission on the Status of Women

University of New Hampshire: President's Commission on the Status of Women



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University of New Hampshire:

President's Commission on the Status of Women, 26th Annual Awards Celebration.

"Lifting As We Climb" - Celebrating the Achievements of Women at University of New Hampshire.

March 25, 2010




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    University of New Hampshire: President's Commission on the Status of Women University of New Hampshire: President's Commission on the Status of Women Presentation Transcript

    • 26th Annual Awards Celebration 2010 L i f t i n g A s We C l i m b Celebrating the Achievements of Women At UNH
    • Artist Statement: My water media works are made intuitively and with improvisation. Often meaning and image are found in the directions of the repetitive swirls or the combinations of the colors. These small works are made aggressively but because of their size and the qualities of the materials, they have a delicacy of touch that is the opposite of the experimentation I employ to make them. The combination of spontaneity and refinement is, I believe, a strong characteristic in the work. To me the synthesis of contradictions makes these works, in part, a reflection of contemporary female identity. Jennifer Moses, Associate Professor, Art and Art History Department, University of New Hampshire Wide Sargasso Sea, Water media on paper, 2009
    • Lifting As We Climb The theme of this year’s awards celebration is the motto of the National Association of Colored Wo m e n .
    • 38 Years The President’s Commission on the Status of Women has been working towards fostering equal education and employment opportunities for all UNH women since 1972.
    • Stacia A. Sower Director of the Center for Molecular and Comparative Endocrinology “In 1994, Dr. Sowers was distinguished with the honor of becoming the first woman within the College of Life Sciences & Agriculture (COLSA) to be promoted to full professor.”
    • Dawn D. Zitney Office Supervisor, Office of Health Education and Promotion, Health Services “she created and co- facilitated the first “Fierce and Fabulous Group” for women students.” “Dawn is not afraid to use her voice and her energy to create opportunities and change for all women on campus”
    • Rev. Mary Westfall Senior Minister at the Community Church of Durham, United Church of Christ, a University of New Hampshire Chaplain and teaches in the Philosophy Department “. . . simply an amazingly positive and dynamic force in the community.”
    • Vilmarie Sanchez Human Resources Business Partner, University Campus Operations “Vilmarie Sanchez is the ‘poster child’ woman for “lifting others” in all that she believes and does.”
    • Ruth Abelman, Mary Faucher, Colleen Sullivan, Kristin Carpenter, Shannon Marthouse Residential Life “Amazing women who do incredible work with students and with colleagues across campus.”
    • Barbara Prudhomme White Faculty Director, Discovery Program Associate Professor , Department of Occupational Therapy “. . . a thoughtful supervisor and great collaborator. Open and non-elitist in her work with others.”
    • Jody Fernald Acquisitions Supervisor Dimond Library - Technical Services “Jody is an excellent supervisor and mentor, she works closely with her staff on a daily basis to help them achieve their professional goals.”
    • Jan Nisbet Senior Vice Provost for Research, Provost's Office “ Jan is a strong supporter of career advancement for women. She has helped many find their voices and supported them in career decisions.”
    • Martha Byam Clinical Assistant Professor, Social Work “ She is always looking for opportunities to acknowledge the hard work of those around her.”
    • Linda Hayden Assistant Director for Aquatics, Wellness, Fitness Campus Recreation “ She is an excellent role model, supervisor, practitioner, administrator, she leads by doing. Her program affects over 2000 people and counting!”
    • Christine Shea Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research Associate Professor of Technology and Operations Management “She is helping to advance women in business as well as other fields, she is a role model to students, faculty, and staff and has tremendous drive, integrity, and dedication.”
    • Daniela Adler Associate Director Center for Academic Resources “ . . . an excellent mentor to student staff and professional staff women with her extraordinary gift of connecting with people.”
    • Eleanor Abrams Associate Professor Education “ She has assisted countless K-12 teachers, especially women, to learn about and feel more confident teaching science. . .she has a strong impact on women in the STEM disciplines.”
    • Ginger Lever Director, Marketing & Community Relations The University of New Hampshire, Manchester “. . . always available to students to offer information to help them succeed. . . . teaches in the Community Leadership and the Masters in Public Administration programs on campus. . . . advised a team of students for the Social Entrepreneur Challenge in the spring of 2009.”
    • Michele Holt- Shannon Associate Director, Discovery Program, Academic Affairs “Michelle is an advocate for social justice in the development of young women and a designer of campus-wide dialogues on inclusion and equity . . . an inspiration to female students and staff.”
    • Melissa Schilke SHARPP Peer Advocate; Stoke Hall Senior Resident Assistant “Melissa has been a SHARPP Peer Advocate from her first year at UNH. She has the highest number of hours on the pager and every year, performs the most direct contact with survivors, offering them the support they need.”
    • Amy Culp SHARPP Direct Services Coordinator “Amy has always encouraged us to make a difference for women. She empowers many women to feel stronger through her services at SHARPP.”
    • Deb Bronson Director of Finance and Planning, IT “. . . her first question is always ‘What can I do to help?’ She is a mentor to her staff, actively seeking opportunities for them to develop their knowledge and skills.”
    • Margaret Pobywajlo Director, Center for Academic Enrichment University of New Hampshire - Manchester “Margaret is committed to working with students to help them improve their studies. . . She has coordinated a tutor training program with West High School in Manchester.”
    • Mary Jo Alibrio Program Coordinator, Center for the Humanities “She has made herself available to assist, tutor, and coach many humanities faculty in developing grant proposals. Faculty express their deep gratitude for the contribution she makes to their professional development.”
    • Terri Winters Director of Academic Technology “She looks for ways to support others in their professional growth, finds the time and money to send people to training, urges participation in professional organizations . . . A great mentor.”
    • Ruth Abelmann Associate Director of Residential Life “Ruth helps others to realize their potential. She works with staff and students alike to encourage them to go beyond what they thought possible and try things that they wouldn't ordinarily do.”
    • “She puts everything she has into Linda Johnson everything she does - paving the way Associate Professor, Library for other women, both inside and Head of Government Information outside the University Library, to serve in many areas of student life.”
    • Regina McCarthy Director of Academic Student Services University of New Hampshire - Manchester “She has mentored women at UNH Manchester to help shape their professional positions and personal growth . . . a strong advocate for all students at UNHM, and especially for students who have traditionally been under-represented at UNH.”
    • Julie Williams Senior Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement “ Julie shows tremendous respect for the worth and abilities of every individual and acts as a role model as well as supporter and mentor.”
    • Michelle L. Daley Research Scientist I, NREN and Water Resources Research Center “…serves as a scientific role model for undergraduate women and stakeholders in the community who serve on the watershed groups supporting NH Water Resources Research.”
    • Janice Pierson Senior Program Support Assistant, President's Commissions “Janice serves as District Representative on the OSC, inspiring them to include a module on Diversity and Equity. She also worked to deliver the 2010 AOP Conference theme of Inclusion… she diligently serves and leads multiple constituencies.”
    • Anita Klein Associate Professor, Biological Sciences “Anita organizes the UNH Chapter of the Association for Women in Science including informal networking and campus-wide events. . . Supports new faculty ‘lifting others’ while she excels.”
    • Karen Frarie Administrative Assistant III, Social Work Department She assists students in making the connections to the services and resources they need. She also challenges students to find their own way when appropriate. Karen is also a voice for the LGBT community, and her colleagues told us, “Karen has emerged as a mentor and leader, which became more than evident when she was chosen among her peers to be the student speaker at the MSW hooding ceremony in May.”
    • Dr. Wanda Mitchell Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer “Wanda stands out as one who truly lifts other women. She has been a beacon toward the exploration of women’s aspirations. With her intellect and her heart, she listens carefully, allowing for focus on what we want to pursue.”
    • Colleen Sullivan Assistant Director, Residence Life “Colleen has served as a resource and counselor in our professional or personal lives . . . a pillar of strength, shoulder to cry on, a library of knowledge, inspirational leader, and an outstanding role model.”
    • Kathleen Grace-Bishop Director of Health Education & Promotion, Office of Health Education & Promotion, Health Services “Kathleen is a process- oriented, critical thinker. She directly supervises a staff of nine individuals whom she encourages to be the best they can. Her energy and enthusiasm is tireless and amazing.”
    • Jessica Burnap Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach “Jess is skilled at inspiring our players to help them develop their confidence as athletes, students and members of the UNH community …our young women are lucky to have her as a leader and mentor.”
    • Ali Armenakis Senior, Communications “A woman of strength, intellect and wisdom with a commitment to women’s rights and equity. She lives out her feminist perspective every day and is making a real difference in women’s lives at UNH!”
    • Christina VanHorn Training Coordinator, Human Resources “Chris works for the professional development of UNH employees. She supports women as they enter the UNH workplace and is one of the original planners of the AOP Conference in support of women in the workplace .
    • Tina Sawtelle Director of Finance and Planning Associate Dean for Administration COLSA “She supports women who want to take classes during work time and helps them work toward their professional goals. She is the perfect role model for women on campus.”
    • Raina Ames Assistant Professor and Director of Theatre Education “Directed The X Factor and Midwives underscoring her passionate desire to put women's issues in the forefront. . . developed a course focusing on women playwrights: "Women in 20th and 21st century theatre. . . paved the way for our students to be open about sexual orientation.”
    • Linda Auker Graduate Student, Zoology “ Linda has been instrumental in creating a graduate student community of women in science (WIS) through her organization of formal events, sharing of knowledge and resources and informal social events. Thanks to her efforts, we have a supportive WIS grad student community.”
    • Bie Aweh Junior, Liberal Arts “Addresses peers, faculty and staff around issues of privilege and oppression with clarity and honesty. . . . fosters difficult conversations around social justice issues facing wumyn and LGBQT+ folks. . . . Inspires others through public speaking - bringing wumyn's issues to the forefront.”
    • Tricia Hanley Associate Director- Training Director Counseling Center “ Tricia is a long-standing contributor to promoting equity, advancing the status of women, and serving as a role model for women on campus. . . She is a steadfast member of the SAR Team bringing her ideas that fulfill the missions of both SHARPP and the SART.”
    • Eleanor Hight Associate Professor of Art History “Encourages us to examine and discuss the human, both male and female, historic implications in a fair manner of whatever culture we study. . . an inspiration to women students of all ages.”
    • Jennie Higley Senior, Nutritional Sciences “Jennie played a key role in building The Courage to Know program for health and wellness in the UNH Community as well as a Reflections Body Image Program as a Peer Coordinator to address the eating concerns of college women . . . a strong activist for women's issues among her peers in her sorority.”
    • Jen Hill Senior, Women’s Studies and Humanities, Minors in Queer Studies and Race, Culture & Power “ She is an advocate for women, minority students, the economically disadvantaged, and those who have suffered violence. Jen recognizes those who suffer degradation from poverty, sexual abuse, gender discrimination and racial discrimination. . . . an active presence for women and diversity from her first year.”
    • Kam Jamison Senior, Women’s Studies “A committed feminist, Kam took the leadership role and created a new group called Womyn’s Circle , which has built a community of learners on key issues. . . . created a film series tracing the degradation to be found in pornography. Plans to bring nationally known speaker to campus on the topic.”
    • Erica Johnson Director, UNH's InterOperability Laboratory (IOL) “Erica is dedicated to student learning. . . . a great leader, manager, and business colleague. She is an example to other female students and staff at UNH, of being successful in what has traditionally been considered a male career track.”
    • Tsion Mamo Senior “As mentor with the CONNECT program, Tsion mentors incoming students with her positive attitude. . . . gives of herself to her community.”
    • Mary Mayhew Director, SHARPP “She works on the front lines of sexual assault and intimate partner violence. During this time, she was also active in the NH Coalition against Domestic Violence and became one of the most respected and leading voices in New Hampshire. . . She has taken on the tough issues, and consistently and continuously asserted herself for the best interests of women on our campus.”
    • Juliette Rogers Associate Professor of French “Professor Rogers weaves women into every course. . . She always presents her material in the most positive and uplifting way making her classroom introspective for each of her students - male or female.”
    • Carly Souza Senior “Carly is not only an extremely motivated student, but she is active in her community. ….Co-President of SAGE and Head of Networking and Communications. Carly is open-minded, kind- spirited and has a lot to give back to her community.”
    • Erin Theising Senior “She has been instrumental in working with refugees from various countries, especially Africa. She has been helpful in making them settle easily in New Hampshire and has therefore made a lot of difference in terms of refugees' lives.”
    • Jennifer Vanderminden Graduate Student “Jenn promotes inclusion for women and people with disabilities. She provides mentorship to undergraduate students and to her peers and has supported the advancement of women by setting an example and providing support.”
    • Jacquesline Walker Senior, Social Work “A consummate leader, Jacquesline excels in and out of the classroom. She has proven herself to be motivated, dedicated, trustworthy, and talented.”
    • Maggie Wells Outreach Coordinator, SHARPP “She is willing to go the extra mile, spend the extra hour, or put herself out on a limb if it furthers knowledge, education, and advocacy against sexual, domestic, and intimate partner abuse, assault, and violence.”
    • Reginald Wilburn Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies “He is a role model for women and for all who seek gender justice in particular through his teachings in Women’s Studies courses. Dr. Wilburn has had a significant impact on individuals, students and faculty alike.”
    • Women in UNH Housekeeping Many women on this campus dedicate long hours to keep the University clean. . . their work is never done. When the academic year is over, they start cleaning the residence halls. The women in housekeeping are essential to this University, to keep it running.
    • UNH’s ADVANCE PAID program Mark Huddleston, Karen Graham, Janet Campbell, Tom Brady, Wanda Mitchell, Julie Williams, Anita Klein, Christine Shea, Ruth Varner, Julie Bryce, Diane Foster, Jennifer Jacobs, Gale Carey
    • 2010 President’s Commission on the Status of Women
    • With funding from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UNH’s Prevention Innovations has just launched the Know Your PowerTM social marketing campaign campus wide at the university. The Know Your Power campaign is the social marketing component of the Bringing in the Bystander ProjectTM. It is the first time a comprehensive social marketing campaign focusing on teaching bystanders how to prevent or intervene in situations of sexual and intimate partner violence and stalking has been administered on a college campus. Vicki Banyard | Sharyn Potter | Mary Mayhew | Mary M. Moynihan | Jane Stapleton | Robert Eckstein http://www.unh.edu/preventioninnovations/