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Women's Achievement Dinner

Staff from Global Opportunities accept an award on behalf of a colleague.
Tori Swarm and Erin Brown at the Women's Achievement Dinner
Two rows of attendees at the Women's Achievement Dinner
Two emcees at the podium for the Women's Achievement Dinner

 

 

 

Women's Achievement Awards

These Achievement Awards are an opportunity for us to highlight the successes of women in a variety of roles, and to lift up those doing work in areas that may go unrecognized as "women's work" or more feminized labor.

Save the Date 2021

Save the date for next year's annual Achievement Awards, March 23, 2021 (Walter Hall Rotunda). Nominations for 2021 are currently being accepted! Fill out a nomination for yourself, or someone else, through this online form. Nominations of others are due January 25, 2021 by 8AM. Those who are nominated will be able to accept their nomination through February 1, 2021 by 8AM.

2020 Awardees

Due to the coronovirus (COVID-19), the organizing committee took our celebration online! You can view the full virtual event through our YouTube playlist of celebrations. Some celebrations will be taking place privately once we've returned to campus.

Above and Beyond

Katie Hartman, Fox Associate Professor of Marketing, College of Business

Holly Smith Voltz, Coordinator of Marketing and Public Relations, Dean’s Office, Zanesville

Breaking Barriers

Darlene E. Berryman, PhD, RD, LD, Associate Dean of Research and Innovation; Professor of Nutrition; HCOM

Tia S. Jameson, Director of Operations, Women's Basketball

Caregiver

Erica Williams, Administrative Services Associate, Development 

Janice M. Wright, Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders, CHSP

Hidden Gem

Lindsay Radomski, Administrative Specialist, Social and Public Health, CHSP

Christina K. Wright, Assistant Professor of Instruction, COSMA Director and Multicultural Faculty-in-Residence, College of Business

Lasting Action

Dr. Mary Tucker, Professor, Management, College of Business

Detective Brittney VanBibber, OUPD

Making A Second Home

Daniell Newton-Weider, Cook 1, Hungry Cat food truck, Culinary

Sara White, Assistant Dean for Student Success, CHSP

Outstanding Alumnae

Cynthia C. Calhoun, Deputy Chief, Program and Project Assurance Division

Deborah Wenner Burke, Community Volunteer

Outstanding Community Service

Laurie Sheridan Lach, Director, Development and External Affairs, Ohio University Lancaster (Advancement)

Rebecca Robison-Miller, Senior Director for Community  Relations, College of Health Sciences & Professions

Outstanding Female Mentor

Kristin Barron, Assistant Director, Child Development Center

Caroline M Kingori, Associate Professor, Social and Public Health, CHSP

Social Justice in the Classroom

Diane M. Ciekawy, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Sociology and Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences

Risa Whitson, Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences

Social Justice in the Workplace

Jenny Hall-Jones, Ph.D., Senior Associate Vice President and Dean of Students

Katie Meisky, Assistant Manager, Culinary Services

Eligibility

Nominees are required to accept a nomination in order to be considered for the award. Accepting a nomination includes providing the committee with a 350-word statement about ways in which you have demonstrated the spirit of the award (specifics are provided below) and optional supporting documents (either through a written statement OR through a video submission). Submissions are capped at two optional supporting documents uploaded by the nominee (e.g. two letters of support from others). Details about each award, and what we request from the nominee, is provided below.

These awards are meant to honor women on campus, broadly defined. We will accept nominations for any person who identifies as female. All nominees (except for the alumnae awards) should currently be employed at Ohio University, and includes both full- and part-time employees. The organizing committee for 2020 includes representatives from Administrative Senate, Classified Senate, Faculty Senate, Graduate Student Senate, Student Senate, and Women Leading OHIO.

Award Categories

  • Above and Beyond Award: This award is given to those who have gone above and beyond their job descriptions in regards to significant impact on their department, committee membership(s), their objectives, peers, colleagues, and students. The 350-word statement as part of your nomination should include: what you see your job to be and how you have gone "above and beyond" in the performance of it. Optional supporting documents may include a statement from a supervisor, colleague, stakeholder, or student with their observation of how you have gone above and beyond your job description.
  • Breaking Barriers Award: This award is given to those with demonstrated success who are working in male-dominated fields. The 350-word statement as part of your nomination should include: the barriers that you were faced with, and the events and actions that took place to lead to your success. Optional supporting documents may include a statement from a colleague, stakeholder, or student with their observation of the barriers that existed and/or the events and actions that you took to achieve success. 
  • Caregiver Award: This award is meant to recognize those who have the primary care-giving role for children or elders. The 350 word statement as part of your nomination should include: who you are caring for, narrative of the impact you had on the person you are caring for, and/or the challenges involved with caregiving. Optional support documents may include a statement of support from someone familiar with your caregiving. 
  • Hidden Gem Award: This award is given to those in positions that may not get all of the glamour, but who have contributed to Ohio University so that their department, division, etc., would not function without them. The 350-word statement as part of your nomination should include: the workplace and nominees job function and discussion about the impact of the nominee’s workplace and/or individuals in the work area. Optional supporting documents could include letters of support from those impacted by the nominee’s work.
  • Lasting Action Award: This award is given to those who have taken sustainable action to improve the quality of life for women at Ohio University. The 350 word statement as part of your nomination should include: a project that you have undertaken that supports women at Ohio University, and in what ways that project supports women. Optional supporting documents could include statements of support about the impact of your project, a plan of project implementation or rationale.
  • Making a Second Home Award: This award is given to those who have filled familial roles on campus and have helped students adjust to college life. The 350-word statement as part of your nomination should include: information about who you impacted (you may keep the person anonymous if telling a particular story), how you made an impact, the steps you took to make that impact. Optional supporting documents could include a statement from someone impacted by your engagement with them (in the spirit of making a second home).
  • Outstanding Alumnae: This award recognizes alumnae who have graduated from Ohio University and have made significant contributions to any of the following: their field of work, their family, current students at Ohio University, and/or the advancement of women. The 350 word statement as part of your nomination should include:the alumna’s affiliation with Ohio University, the alumna’s efforts to impact the advancement of women, their field of work, their family, or Ohio University. Optional supporting documents could include a presentation, publication, syllabi, letters of support from those impacted by your work.
  • Outstanding Community Service Award: This award is given to those who are engaged with their local community. The 350-word statement as part of your nomination should include: your services to the community (types of engagement, length of time), why you are engaged with community service. Optional supporting documents may include: a statement from a community group or leader in support of your nomination, photos of one's engagement (at a program/event, or otherwise involved), links to media coverage of your involvement.
  • Outstanding Female Mentor: This award is given to those who represent excellence in mentoring, and can include mentoring that occurs in a structured or an official capacity. The 350 word statement as part of your nomination should include: length of engagement as a mentor, how many people (officially or unofficially) they have mentored, and the narrative of the impact you had on someone you mentored. Optional supporting documents could include letters of support from those you have mentored.
  • Social Justice in the Classroom: This award is given to an educator who is dedicated to broadening students' knowledge on issues of diversity. The 350 word statement as part of your nomination should include: how you infuse diversity and inclusion within the classroom, how your teaching or engagement reflects social justice, narrative of the impact your social justice work has had on students. Optional supporting documents could include: syllabi, activity descriptions, assignment, sample feedback.
  • Social Justice in the Workplace: This award is given to those who are dedicated to broadening employee AND/OR colleagues knowledge on issues of diversity outside of the Division of Diversity and Inclusion. The 350 word statement as part of your nomination should include: how you infuse diversity and inclusion within the workplace and the work that you have done within the workplace that aligns with social justice, with a particular focus on work that is outside of your job duties. Optional supporting documents may include: policy proposals or information regarding workplace committees that nominee has served on, sample presentations.

View Past Awardees by Clicking the Links Below

Above and Beyond Awardees

Alumnae Awardees

Breaking Barriers Awardees

Caregiver Awardees

Community Service Awardees

Hidden Gem Awardees

Lasting Action Awardees

Making a Second Home Awardees

Mentor Awardees

Social Justice in the Classroom Awardees

Social Justice in the Workplace

2017's Selfless Service Awards