April 21, 2016

Community members recognized for leadership and women-centered research, creative work

Sociology Club leaders were recognized for their Collaborative Leadership. Photo by Ashley de los Reyes '15.

Members of St. Kate's community celebrated the accomplishments of students, faculty, staff and alumnae at the annual Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women Awards Celebration this Wednesday. Congratulations to award recipients for their accomplishments.

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:

  • Denyce Alvarez
  • LaVina Branscomb
  • Molly Dolan
  • Elizabeth Gadbois
  • Tinodaishe Mandebvu
  • Odilia Mentari
  • Anna Shilongo
  • Amy Tudor
  • Briana Turnbull
  • Tavia VanZuilen
Collaborative Leadership Awards:
  • MIPS Peer Mentors: Kalice Allen, Valeria Bonete, Biftu Bussa, Stefany Calderon, Christina Cao, Lily Do, Sadia Farah, Stephanie Herr, Jada Ingram, Maya Johnson, Maita Lee, Marcy Lohese, Chi Na Moua, Sundus Sabrie, Emaan Soliman and Cathrine Tejada
  • Sociology Club Leaders: Mariamu Conteh, Courtney Donelson, Christine McKenna, Macy Saenz, Monie Vang and Naomi Wolff

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 concerns.

  • LaVina Branscomb, undergraduate, Being Black in the Wrong Place
  • Katie Urban, undergraduate, Barbie: EmBODYing Change in Cultural Beauty Ideals
  • Amanda Greubel, graduate, Curricular Content on Women: CSWE’s First Step Toward Gender Equity
  • Amy Hamlin, faculty, Kara Walker’s 'Trauerspiel'
  • Anh-Hoa Thi Nguyen, staff, Village After War and Dear Ba poems
  • Amanda Carpenter, alumna, Violent Love and Ardent Admiration: Awkward Proposals and Successful Betrothals in Jane Austen’s 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Emma'

View more photos from the event on Flickr.

Sharon Doherty, Sia Vang '05 and Asha Farah '18 at the Awards Celebration on Wednesday. Photo by Ashley de los Reyes '15.

About the Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women

The Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women’s Research, Resources, and Scholarship is committed to open, honest dialogue about tough issues and a belief in the necessity of work for justice, building a community of faculty and student scholars and activists working on issues of race, class, gender, and other differences.

The Center for Women is named after Abigail Quigley McCarthy, a 1936 graduate of the College of St. Catherine who distinguished herself as an award-winning college teacher, author, and supporter of movements for civil rights and peace. She was respected for her character, courage, and perceptive commentaries on contemporary American life, especially regarding women’s contributions and experiences.

For more information, visit the Center for Women page.