PHONE: (313) 593-5518
DATE: Dec. 8, 2003
UM-Dearborn will honor community leader who promotes women's equality
DEARBORN---The University of Michigan-Dearborn Commission for Women
will mark its 30th anniversary next spring by inaugurating a special award
recognizing individuals who advance the cause of women's equality in southeastern
For the past 25 years, the commission has presented the Susan B. Anthony
Award annually to a member of the campus community who has advanced women's
issues. Both the campus award and the new Susan B. Anthony Community Award
will be presented at the group's annual ceremony on March 31.
"We expect that the individual's life and deeds will exemplify the
dedicated efforts, fortitude, forcefulness and involvement of Susan B.
Anthony, who challenged inequities suffered by women and who led the nation
to recognize human rights," according to Roma Heaney, director of
institutional research and chair of the community award selection committee
Nominations are currently being sought from members of the campus community
and supporters in the external community. "Nominees should live,
work or volunteer in southeastern Michigan, and be directly involved in
enhancing the status or well-being of women or girls or directly involved
in the promotion of equal rights for women," Heaney said. Deadline
for nominations is Friday, Jan. 30.
For nomination forms or more information contact Heaney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 593-5353.