Activities & off-campus events

Annual Center for Women Awards Celebration

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine

Members of the St. Kate's community are invited to celebrate the accomplishments of students, faculty/staff, and alumnae at the annual Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women Awards Celebration.

The celebration will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, in Coeur de Catherine, Rauenhorst Ballroom. Hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Please extend your congratulations to this year’s Center for Women award recipients:

Student Leadership Award

Awarded to students (individual or group) for their outstanding leadership in varied roles and settings, based on the St. Catherine University Leadership Statement

Individual Leadership Awards
Kalice Allen
Heather Carroll
Elizabeth Cleary
Maakwe Cumanzala
Molly Dahl
Felicia Hamann
Ikram Koliso
Caillean Magee
Nora Vonnegut
Yayao Xiong

Collaborative Leadership Awards
America Reads Student Coordinators: Emily Fiske, Kara M. Nelson, and Vishana Jaipat

Research and Creative Work on Women Award

Awarded to students, faculty/staff, and alumnae for outstanding research or creative work focusing on women, gender, or issues relevant to diverse women's status or concerns.

Allison Adrian, faculty, and Jacqueline Warwick, external community partner
"Voicing Girlhood in Popular Music"

Halimat Alawode, undergraduate student
"Breaking Apart and Coming Back Together: A Memoir of a Lost Child"

Anna Garski, alumna
"Oppositional Reflections: Carrie Mae Weems and Narcissister Reclaim the Mirror"

April Gibson, staff
"The Black Woman Press Conference"

Zelphia Peterson, graduate student
"Mothers' Lives Matter: A Social Justice Perspective on Maternal Mortality in Developing Nations"

Tréza Rosado, alumna
"Legacies of Disavowal: The State of Queer Womanhood in Contemporary Cinema and Spectatorship"

Best Paper in Women's Studies Award

Awarded to a Women’s Studies student for an excellent scholarly paper

Gabrielle Thompson
"Made in God's Image, We Are Sexual Beings”

For more information about the awards or the celebration, please contact the Center for Women at (651) 690-6783 or