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The 2014 Feminist of the Year Awards

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A time-honored tradition, the Feminist of the Year Awards took place on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the annual GSFS/Chellis end-of-the-year fest in the backyard of Chellis House. These awards honor people who have made outstanding contributions to and shown great leadership in improving the status of women and/or fostering gender equity in the Middlebury College community. This year, 24 people were nominated: Marianne Anderson, Lily Andrews, Jeanne Bartlett, Luke Carroll Brown, Sally Caruso, Veronica Coates, Rebecca Coates-Finke, Andrew Catomeris, Rebecca Crochiere, Anna Flinchbaugh, Joanna Georgakas, Elli Itin, Maddie Orcutt, Jackie Park, Xhesika Pasholli, Alex Strott, Angie Walker, and Sade Williams in the student category; Shannon Bohler-Small, Barbara McCall, and Stacey Reardon in the staff category; and Suzanne Gurland, Harshita Kamath, and Roberto Lint Sagarena in the faculty category.

The jury had to make hard decisions and select among all the worthy nominees. In the end, Veronica Coates ’14, Jackie Park ’15, and Alex Strott ’14.5 won the Student Feminist of the Year Award. Veronica was chosen because of her long history in organizing and participating in feminist events on campus and for her “grounded non-judgmental presence even as she speaks hard truths in the classroom.” Jackie garnered the award for her tireless efforts to create a more inclusive community at Middlebury through student organizations such as Women of Color and the Queer Studies House and for “living out her passion for feminism every day.” Alex received the award because over the past two years she has made consistent efforts to integrate intersectional feminist topics into the campus conversation through the student organization Feminist Action at Middlebury by organizing events such as the poetry slam “Sister Outsider.” A resident and organizer at the Queer Studies House, Alex also is a trained MiddSafe advocate, serving as a resource for anybody who has been affected by sexual assault.

Shannon Bohler-Small garnered the Feminist of the Year Award in the staff category. Since she started working at Middlebury six years ago, Shanon has been the staff representative of Vermont Women in Higher Education. This organization aims to foster connections among women in various sectors of higher education and promotes women’s leadership. Shannon has made great efforts to encourage staff and faculty members to attend VWHE’s annual two-day conference and many participants have remarked on the useful and inspiring nature of the event.

Harshita Kamath from the Religion Department was chosen as the faculty Feminist of the Year. Harshita has been an energetic and central member of the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, playing major roles in organizing the feminist pedagogy workshop and the Gensler Symposium. Congratulations to all the nominees!

Awards Ceremony on May 6

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Please join us Tuesday, May 6, 4:15 – 6:15pm, at the McCullough Crossroads Cafe (The Juice Bar).

This ceremony will honor the recipients of the Marjorie Lamberti Faculty Appreciation Award, Rodney and Beverly DeGray Staff Appreciation Award, and the Exceptional Advisor Award. The Lamberti Faculty Appreciation Award is given annually to a Middlebury College faculty member who, following the example set by Professor Lamberti, demonstrates excellence and dedication in teaching. Recipients of the DeGray Staff Appreciation Award are acknowledged for their outstanding contribution to the student body. The Exceptional Advisor Award acknowledges a faculty or staff member who serves as the advisor of a student organization and has excelled in the position. These awards recognize the incredible staff and faculty on our campus and all members of the community are encouraged to attend. Food will be served.

 

Seeking Nominations for the Annual Student Leadership Awards

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We have such amazing students that are doing great things, in and out of the classroom, and on and off campus. We hope you will take the time to recognize their leadership, talent, and impact by nominating them for any of the student leadership awards and prizes available.

Visit go/awards to learn more and to submit nominations electronically by March 20.

Any questions? E-mail Jennifer Herrera at jherrera@middlebury.edu .

 

2013 Staff Recognition Awards Ceremony

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Dear Colleagues,  

I write to invite you to a reception in honor of the 2013 Staff Recognition Award winners on Wednesday, October 30 at 12:15 p.m. in McCullough’s Crossroads Café/the Juice Bar. 

This year’s award winners are: 

Peggy Burns,  Director of Internships – Center for Careers and Internships

 Nancy Parsons, Catering & Convenience Food Coordinator – Retail Food Operations

 Tom Sheluga, Laboratory Stores Manager – Sciences Tech Support Services

 Mary Carr Stanley, Space Manager – Facilities Services

The award recipients were selected by the 2012 award winners, from nominations submitted by members of the faculty and staff, on the basis of their contributions to the College community, and their leadership, stewardship, and community service during their years at Middlebury College.  These awards have been endowed by Rudolf K. Haerle, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Sociology, as a way of recognizing the many members of the Middlebury College staff who contribute to the vitality of the College community and support the College’s academic mission.

I hope you are able to join us.

Ron

 

Museum Accepting Nominations for Middlebury College Student Arts Award

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The Museum is now accepting nominations for currently enrolled Middlebury College students who deserve to be recognized for their outstanding work in or support of the visual arts. Initiated in 1998, the award is given to a Middlebury College student whose artistic ability and contribution to the visual arts at the college is worthy of distinction. In past years the award has been given to studio artists –- sculptors, painters, filmmakers, installation artists –- as well as to an art critic for the Campus. Last year the students who inaugurated M GALLERY were awarded the prize.

Nominations should be accompanied by a nomination form, found here, and must be received by Friday, March 22.

The award ceremony will be held Sunday, May 5 at the Annual Meeting and Dinner of the Friends of the Middlebury College Museum of Art.

For further information, please contact Emmie Donadio, chief Curator, at (802) 443-2240 or donadio@middlebury.edu.