Nominations Now Being Accepted for Jane Leonard and Maureen McHugh Awards

Posted on 2/19/2019 2:11:05 PM

The Women’s and Gender Studies Department and the President’s Commission on the Status of Women are pleased to announce two awards for individuals who have contributed to the advancement of women at IUP. Please consider nominating or self-nominating an individual for the Jane Leonard Award for the Advancement of Women and/or the Maureen McHugh Rising Leader Award.

The Jane Leonard Award for the Advancement of Women was created to provide recognition to an individual who has contributed to the advancement of women at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for 15 years or more, particularly those who have contributed in one or more of the following ways:

  • Elevated the status of women on campus in sustainable ways;
  • Helped to improve campus policies affecting women;
  • Promoted and advance the recruitment, retention, and upward mobility of women;
  • Participated in and assisted in the establishment of academic mentoring for women.

The Maureen McHugh Rising Leader award was created to provide recognition to an individual who has contributed to the advancement of women at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for five years or more, particularly those who have contributed in one or more of the following ways:

  • Elevated the status of women on campus in sustainable ways;
  • Helped to improve campus policies affecting women;
  • Promoted and advance the recruitment, retention, and upward mobility of women;
  • Participated in and assisted in the establishment of academic mentoring for women. 

Please send the nomination form for the Jane Leonard Award for the Advancement of Women and/or the Maureen McHugh Rising Leader Award to Melissa Swauger at mswauger@iup.edu by Friday, March 1, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. Nominees will be asked to submit a one-page personal statement and curriculum vita by Friday, March 8, 2019.

All nominees will be invited to attend the Women's Leadership Award reception on Thursday, March 21, in the Blue Room, Sutton Hall, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Contact Melissa Swauger at mswauger@iup.edu with any questions.