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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


The founders of the Gender, Sex and Sexuality Commons


Dr. Ellen Umansky