At this year's Lavender and Women and Gender Studies Graduation, we celebrated close to 30 graduates with a packed house of family and friends. We also had our former director, Suzanne Scott Constantine serve as our featured faculty speaker who will commence retirement this month. To honor her, the Suzanne Scott Constantine Award for Excellence was established to support a graduate student doing working at the intersection of gender, race, social justice, and art.
The award was initiated by Paul Gorski of the School of Integrated Studies who wanted to leave something meaningful with Women and Gender Studies upon his departure from the university. Paul’s generous donation of $1500 was matched by our current director, Angie Hattery and generous contributions from Kim Eby, Rose Pascarell, Julie Owen, Earl Smith and some anonymous donors which brought the initial fund to $5000. We anticipate that many more folks will want to contribute to this award and we look forward to the difference it will make in the lives of our students. Please contact Angie Hattery at email@example.com for more information on how you can donate.
You can read Suzanne Scott Constantine's speech here.
Women and Gender Studies wishes Suzanne a great new chapter ahead!
You will be dearly missed by your Women and Gender Studies family.
May 22, 2018