Woman of the Year

Woman of the Year is an honor given to a female faculty member (full-time tenured or tenure track) dedicated to student education and committed to diversity.

Above right, Dr. Audra Merfeld-Langston, associate professor of French and chair of arts, languages and philosophy at Missouri S&T, is honored as the 2017 Woman of the Year.

The award is funded by Missouri S&T alumna and Board of Tustees member Cindy Tang, Econ,’85. Thanks to her generosity, each recipient of the Woman of the Year Award receives professional development funds and a personal gift. More information about Ms. Tang is available here.

In 2016, Cindy Tang established the Dr. Elizabeth Cummins Women’s Advocate Award in honor of one of her mentors. Cummins, a professor emerita and former chair of English and technical communication, was named Missouri S&T’s first Woman of the Year in 1997.

Dr. Mary Reidmeyer, CerE’78, MS CerE’84, PhD CerE’89, teaching professor of ceramic engineering and outreach coordinator in materials science and engineering at Missouri S&T, is the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Elizabeth Cummins Women’s Advocate Award.

The award is given to any Missouri S&T employee, regardless of gender or job designation, that demonstrates commitment to the women on campus through mentorship and advocacy and by setting an example through professional achievement. The award includes a stipend to fund professional development.

 

Cindy Tang, Econ'85

The Woman of the Year award is funded by Missouri S&T alumna and Board of Trustees member Cindy Tang, Econ'85. Thanks to her generosity, the recipient will be awarded with professional development funds and a personal gift. More information about Ms. Tang is available here.

Do you know a female faculty member who deserves recognition for positive contributions and service to S&T and the lives of women on campus? Woman of the Year is is a honor given to a female faculty member (full-time tenured or tenure track) dedicated to student education and committed to diversity. Nominees should demonstrate these qualities:

  • Through interaction with all elements of the university community, she exemplifies the abilities and qualities that improve the campus climate for women.
  • She serves as a role model by her:
    • Work on issues that affect the quality of women’s lives at Missouri S&T
    • Commitment to student learning
    • Support for diversity
    • Active participation in student and faculty mentoring
    • Achievements in her professional field
    • Willingness to speak out on issues that affect the quality of women’s lives at Missouri S&T

The nominator is responsible for informing the nominee of their nomination and must solicit and collect up to five letters of support for the nominee. The nominator should submit the following documents using either the online form or in person at Hasselmann Alumni House, 1100 N. Pine St.:

  • A letter of nomination
  • Letter(s) of support for the nomination (up to 5)
  • A CV from the nominee

A person may only be nominated one time each year. If multiple nominations are received for the same person, the person submitting the second nomination of a candidate will be notified. Nominations will only be considered once all required information has been received. 

Please don’t miss this opportunity to honor a female faculty member who has made a difference in lives of women on our campus. If you have questions about the nomination process, you may contact the committee chairperson, Dr. Barbara Hale, at 573-341-4795 or bhale@mst.edu.