The Gender and Women's Studies Coordinating Committee chose five outstanding graduating seniors to receive annual awards from the program. The awards were presented by Dr. Carole McCann, Program Director, at the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Award Ceremony on April 28th.
The GWST program offers two award opportunities. The first is the Jo Ann E. Argersinger Award for Academic Achievement. Named for a former provost and Gender and Women’s Studies faculty member, this award recognizes exemplary academic achievement in gender and women’s studies. The second is the Joan S. Korenman Outstanding Service Award, named for the founding director of the Program. This award recognizes outstanding service to the Gender and Women’s Studies Program.
Amy Tartleton is double majoring in Gender and Women's Studies and Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication (Spanish track). She is also a Humanities Scholar and a member of the Women's Center Advisory Board. This semester, she has been an intern at the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association in Washington, DC. After graduation, she plans on doing non-profit work either related to reproductive health or working with the Hispanic community, or both. Amy received the Jo Ann E. Argersinger Award for Academic Achievement in GWST
Alyssa Cartledge's training and experiences in Gender and Women's Studies has led her to an intellectual focus on hybridity within the African Diaspora. Working in several arenas on campus, including the GWST Coordinating Committee, GWST Council of Majors, and the Women's Center, Alyssa expressivley recognizes she is a mere complement to the network of compelling scholars and peers that surround her. Upon graduating in May, she plans to continue work with non-profit organizations abroad. She believes that advocacy is not just about action but is a chosen lifestyle. Alyssa received the Joan S. Korenman Award for Service in GWST.
While at UMBC, Anastasia Mallillin double majored in Gender and Women's Studies and Sociology, represented the student perspective as a member of the GWST Coordinating Committee, and took an active leadership role in Women Involved in Leadership and Learning as well as the GWST Council of Majors. She has plans to pursue a Masters in Public Health and save the world. Anna received the Joan S. Korenman Award for Service in GWST.
Lisa Nicholson has been involved in a variety on-campus activities during her four years at UMBC. Her experiences range from working two years as the Women Involved in Leadership and Learning LLC Community Paraprofessional to her internship as the Senior Managing Editor of Bartleby, the Creative Arts Journal of UMBC. She strives to be a publishing agent for feminist young adult literature and to, ideally, study abroad in France post-graduation. Lisa received the Joan S. Korenman Award for Service in GWST.
Throughout her four years at UMBC, Sabah Ghulamali blended her interests in women's studies, literature, and research into her coursework and internships. She served the community through her involvement in Women Involved in Learning and Leadership, Women's Collective, and The Mosaic: Culture and Diversity Center. Sabah plans to enroll in a graduate program where she will continue to incorporate and cultivate her many passions. Sabah received both the Jo Ann E. Argersinger Academic Achievement Award in GWST and the Joan S. Korenman Award for Service in GWST.
The GWST Coordinating Committee and faculty wish to congratulate this year's award recipients. We look forward to their continued and future success!