The Sharon HowardWomen Who Make a Difference Award, created in 2007, is presented each year to one or two NIU women civil service, professional staff or faculty employees. The award is presented to chosen recipients at the Awards ceremony in April.
NIU women civil service or professional staff or faculty. This is a one time award.
shows outstanding dedication to the empowerment of NIU women by making changes at the unit level
makes important contributions to addressing issues that are important to women
goes "the extra mile" to assist others
Complete nomination form (below), and submit two additional letters of support to Presidential Commission on the Status of Women at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder: Completed nominations (online nomination form and two letters of recommendation) must be submitted no later than TBA.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the nominator to solicit two additional letters of support and submit them with the nomination. If more than two letters are received, only the first two will be considered. Send letters of support marked "Women Who Make a Difference" in the subject line to PCSW@niu.edu.
2015 Recipient: Molly Swick 2014 Recipient: Lisa Roth Honorable Mention: ADVANCE Grant Team (Chris McCord, Brianno Coller, Amy Levin, Lesley Rigg, and Jeff Reynolds) 2013 Recipients: LaVerne Gyant and Nancy Castle 2012 Recipients: Andrea Drott and Judy Santacaterina 2011 Recipients: Deborah Haliczer and Glenda Jones 2010 Recipient: Sue Saari 2009 Recipient- Rebekah Kohli 2008 Recipient - Barbara McCord Honorable mentions: Mary Crocker, Rebekah Kohli, Margo Santiago 2007 Recipient - Judy Skorek