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Awards

Mary Gordon Essay Prize

The Mary Gordon Prize awards excellence in feminist scholarship produced by a graduating Women’s and Gender Studies major or minor. The prize is named for Professor Mary Gordon, the first director of Women’s Studies at Santa Clara University, and was established by her daughters, Alexandra and Eve Gordon, in honor of their mother’s interest in and distinguished contributions to women’s issues, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and Santa Clara University. Deadline is April 17th, 2017.

2017 - Anne Underwood 2004 - Crystal Tapiador
2017 - Kassamira Carter-Howard 2004 - Claire Riecke 
2016 - Tabitha Petrini 2003 - Katlyn Moran
2015 - Sally Ulmer 2002 - Alicia Ross
2014 - Laurel Bettis 2001 - Kara T. Thompson
2012 - Nicole Mathwich 2000 - Shilpa Arora
2011 - Danielle Vermazen 2000 - Kara T. Thompson
2010 - Maryam Rangwala 1999 - Shilpa Arora
2009 - Deepti Shenoy 1998 - Maria del Socorro Casaneda
2009 - Krystal Wu 1997 - Maureen McDonnell
2008 - Jessica Coblentz 1996 - Perlita Dicochea
2007 - Megan Feldmar 1995 - Carrie Hemphill
2007 - Christina Arrington 1994 - Francesca Godi
2006 - Courtney Marunda 1993 - Stephanie Schindler
2005 - Emily Lewis 1992 - Rachael Barnett
2017 Mary Gordon Essay Announcement

 

Nina Leibman Essay Competition

This award honors the memory of Nina Leibman, author, communication scholar, mother, and friend to many in the Santa Clara University community. All Santa Clara undergraduates from any major are invited to submit essays of 8-15 pages, or equivalent projects, that critically examine creative expression or representations of gender and/or sexuality. The award includes a $50 prize.

2017 Nina Leibman Essay Announcement

 

Audre Lorde Social Justice Award

The Audre Lorde Social Justice Award recognizes graduating seniors who exemplify the activist ideals of Women’s and Gender Studies. A resume and essay are both required for submission. The resume demonstrate's the studen'ts activist experience while the essay provides a brief explanation of how the student's activism has advanced the aims of Women's and Gender Studies. Deadline is April 17, 2017.

2017 - Emma Hyndman 2016 - Tabitha Petrini
2017 - Kassamira Carter-Howard 2016 - Chiara de Blasio
2016 - Maggie Stich  
2017 Audre Lorde Award Announcement

 

Sisterhood is Powerful Award

Recognizing a faculty or staff member who has made important contributions to the status of women at SCU.

2017 - Marilyn Edelstein 2004 - Erin Kimura
2016 - Judy Dunbar 2003 - Diane Jonte-Pace
2015-  Juliana Chang 2002 - Rosa Guerra-Sarabia
2014 - Janet Flammang 2001 - Helene Lafrance
2013 - Lester Deanes 2000 - Linda Kamas
2012 - Ruth Davis 1999 - Jo Ann Vasquez
2011 - Eileen Elrod 1998 - Ann Beyer
2010 - Laura Ellingson 1998 - Alma M. Garcia
2009 - Roseanne Quinn 1997 - Bernice B. Zamora
2008 - Phyllis Brown 1996 - Diane Dreher
2007 - Catherine Bell 1995 - Joanne Gainen
2007 - Mary Ho 1994 - Nicole Sault
2006 - Lisa Millora 1993 - Elizabeth Moran
2005 - Barbara Molony 1992 - Mary McDougall Gordon
2004 - Dorothea French 1991 - Denise Priestly-Roy