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Journalism Major Wins IUP Women’s Leadership Award

Michele Papakie and Kelsey Gross

Journalism and English major Kelsey Gross was one of three seniors to win the IUP Women’s Leadership Award.

Nominated by Michele Papakie, Kelsey has worked to raise awareness around issues facing women in the U.S. and abroad. As co-president of the IUP Women’s Studies Club, she has helped to educate the IUP community about women’s issues and has worked to raise money to benefit women locally, nationally, and internationally. Citing MSNBC host Rachel Maddow as her role model, Kelsey hopes to incorporate advocacy into a career in nonprofit public relations when she graduates in May 2012. Kelsey also won IUP’s Chacivity Award earlier this semester.

Michele Papakie (left) and Kelsey Gross (right)

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