Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies "The Lucy Katz Award" Award

Since 1994, the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program has annually recognized a woman on campus who has made an outstanding contribution to women's issues. Founding co-directors Dr. Johanna Garvey, Associate Professor of English, and Dr. Lucy Katz, Professor Emeritus, Business, believe such recognition will advance the understanding and promotion of women's issues on campus and off.

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies "The Lucy Katz Award" Recipients

1994

Dr. Doris T. Lippman, School of Nursing, for the Vietnam Women's Memorial Project

1995

Dorothy Mosaka, graduate student in GSEAP, for Humanity and Our Daily Lives: Politics, Education, Morality

1996

Janet Canepa, Mary Spiegel, and Margaret-Mary Weber, for facilitating Personal and Professional Growth of Women Alumnae

1997

Sr. M. Julianna Poole, S.S.N.D., GSEAP, for Education, Multiculturalism, and The Future

1998

Dr. Betsy Bowen, English Department, for Empowering Women through Learning and Literacy

1999

Dr. Suzanne MacAvoy, School of Nursing, for The Courage to Care

2000

Carole Anne, Maxwel, Director, Fairfield University Glee Club for The Power of the Human Voice

2001

Dr. Denice Yanni, Department of Communication, for her Grace and Leadership in Developing the Women's Studies Program

2002

Dr. Olivia Harriott, Department of Biology, for A Mentor and A Role Model: Building Confidence and Careers in Science

2003

Jean Shaheen, Ex-Governor of New Hampshire and parent of a Fairfield alumna for her Stellar Role in the World of Politics

2004

Cynthia Swift, Office of Multicultural Relations, for Promoting and Sustaining Diversity on Campus and Helping Students Become Future Leaders

2005

Dr. Mary Frances Malone, Associate Vice President, for her Untiring Commitment to Students and to the Whole Community of Fairfield University

2006

Jeanne DiMuzio (then) Director of Health and Wellness Education for her Vision and Activism in Support of the Health and Well-Being of Students

2007

Dr. Lucy Katz, Dolan School of Business, for Feminism and Fairfield - Her Dedication to Enhancing Women's Lives Across the University and In the World

2009

Project Peg, coed student organization, for giving voice and visibility to feminism and for exploring issues of gender, sex, and sexuality through creative theatrical performance

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2010

Dr. Dina Franceschi, Associate Professor of Economics, in honor of her work on campus sustainability issues, childcare, and promoting social justice in Latin America.

2011

Dr. Shelley Phelan, Elizabeth DeCamp McInerny Professor of Health Sciences and a professor of biology

2012

The founders of the Gender, Sex and Sexuality Commons

2013

Dr. Ellen Umansky