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.

At right, Dr. Suzanna Long, interim chair of the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, is honored as the 2016 Woman of the Year.

The 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.

In 2016, Cindy Tang established a new award, the Advocate Award in honor of Dr. Elizabeth Cummins. She is professor emerita of English, former chair of English and was named the first Woman of the Year in 1997.

The Advocate Award will be presented for the first time during the 20th anniversary Woman of the Year celebration in 2017. Any Missouri S&T employee, regardless of gender or job designation, is eligible to be nominated for this award recognizing advocacy and service in advancing the role of women on our campus.

 

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.

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