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Women of Color Awards | Girls Scout Honors | CYO Hallof Fame | Students Honored

Women of Color Awards

The fifteenth annual Women of Color luncheon was held on March 7. As part of a day of events the following awards were presented.

Faculty/Staff Honoree

Janice Curington, assistant dean for Minority Affairs and Advising in SAS, was selected for her effective support and guidance of students and her ability to attract funding to support minority students. She has successfully obtained funding from the Valentine Foundation, and Aetna, to provide career services to African American and Latino students. Additionally she secured funding from the Howard Hughes and William Penn Foundations to encourage minority students to pursue careers in the sciences. Ms. Curington is a Ph.D. candidate in GSE whose research is on identity issues for African-American students including self-esteem and the impact of racism.

Graduate Student Honoree

Angela Reyes, a doctoral student in GSE, had devoted herself to Asian American activities building connections between Philadelphia youth, university students, and community members to strengthen the sense of community. She has worked extensively with the Seeing Voices project of the Asian Arts Initiative mentoring Asian American teens in this video workshop.

Ms. Reyes has played an instrumental role on the ASAM Colloquium planning committee that founded a new forum on campus to feature graduate research in Asian American Studies. She also serves as a member of the interim advisory board for the Pan-Asian American Community house.

Undergraduate Student Honoree

Sabrina Harvey, is a junior at Wharton. Through her work with the Latino Coalition she has worked to provide programs, resources and services to the Latino community. She helped to establish a mentoring program for Latino high school students, which emphasizes higher education not only as a dream but as a reality that they can achieve and is one of the founders of the Cipactli Latino Honor Society.

Women of Color Student Scholars

Anna Yen, a junior majoring in Finance, Management, and Computer Science at Wharton and SEAS.
Tia Jackson, a graduate student in the School of Social Work.
Felica Crib, a non-traditional part-time student in the Wharton Evening Program.

Women of Color Awards | Girls Scout Honors | CYO Hallof Fame | Students Honored

Honored by Girl Scouts

The Girl Scouts of Southeastern Pennsylvania (GSSP) honored six area women who are accomplished "lawmakers," "rule enforcers," and "protectors of our communities." Now in its 16th year, Take the Lead Awards honors women who have demonstrated exemplary achievement in their profession or field of expertise.

Two Penn administrators were honored:

Kathryn Kolbert is a senior research administrator with the Annenberg Public Policy Center and the executive producer of Justice Talking, a multi-media educational project that includes a radio show distributed through NPR, a civics education program for urban high school students, and an audio book series. Ms. Kolbert has been a powerful voice on legal and legislative issues related to women's health and women's rights.

Maureen S. Rush is vice president for public safety. Ms. Rush is responsible for the strategic development of Penn Police, fire and emergency services, special services, and security. After five years of intensive crime prevention efforts and revitalization planning, strong inroads have been made towards making University City a safe and vibrant neighborhood.

Women of Color Awards | Girls Scout Honors | CYO Hallof Fame | Students Honored

Coach Dunphy to CYO Hall of Fame

Penn Basketball Coach Fran Dunphy was inaugurated into the Catholic Youth Organization Hall of Fame at a banquet on March 11.

Women of Color Awards | Girls Scout Honors | CYO Hallof Fame | Students Honored

Students Honored

Churchill Scholar: Mr. Sankaran

Vijay Sankaran, a senior majoring in biophysics and biochemistry, with a chemistry minor has received a Churchill Scholarship. Mr. Sankaran will pursue a masters in philosophy at Churchill College, Cambridge University.

Gates Cambridge Scholar: Mr. Pawar

Amol Pawar, a senior in biochemistry, submatriculation in chemistry, has received a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Mr. Pawar will pursue a Ph.D. in biochemistry at Cambridge University.

Rotary Scholar: Ms. Cuerel

Venessa Cuerel, a senior in the College, has won a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. Ms. Cuerel is majoring in economics and international relations and minoring in Spanish. She will complete a one-year masters program in international development at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, in Madrid, Spain.

Two on USA Today All Academic Team

Dana Hork a senior in the College and Paul Bergman, a senior in Wharton, have been named to USA Today's All-USA Academic First Team. The honor recognizes students who excel in scholarship and leadership roles on-and-off campus. They were two of sixty students selected nationwide. Ms. Hork was a founder of Change for Change, a charitable organization designed to engage college students in philanthropic activities. Mr. Bergman developed a research project involving small and medium size businesses in South America in order to understand the challenges they face in the developing world.

Women of Color Awards | Girls Scout Honors | CYO Hallof Fame | Students Honored

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 26, March 19, 2002


March 19, 2002
Volume 48 Number 26

Penn's Vice Provost for Information Systems and Computing will become Georgetown's next Provost.
Penn Medicine is getting one of the largest gifts ever to a university hospital: a $100 million endowment from Philadelphia Health Care Trust.
The Center for Folklore and Ethnography honors its first director at a symposium this week.
Last call for volunteers for University Council committees for 2002-2003.
Military Leave Policy revisions clarify benefits for those serving their country.
Health care and Dependent Care Pre-tax Expense Accounts: restrictions, tax implications and special limits for dependent care.