Award Winners 1997

Presidential Awards ($1,000 each)

Shakira Franco 
M.S. student in Epidemiology. Financial support to help finish thesis project which analyzes Prenatal Care and Assistance Programs data in an attempt to assess racial and ethnic differences on the risk of HIV on pregnant and postpartum women and differences in the proportion of HIV counseling and testing services they receive.

Hermas Rodriguez-Perez 
M.A. student in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Travel to El Salvador to study the reintegration to civilian life of women "guerrillas" in El Salvador after a ten-year civil war.

Marlene Sarjeant 
Ph.D. student in Ecology. Financial support to hire a student research assistant for her project on the status of the Karner butterfly, and developing population models for its management.

Mary Sullivan
M.A./C.A.S. student in Public History. Funding to replace failed computer equipment after VESID computer hard drive crashed.

Jennine O'Reilly Conway Award ($520) 

Olga Sharoichenko 
Ph.D. student in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Increase financial support to help pay for international student medical insurance for her and her son. Ms Sharoichenko is also the recipient of an IFW Award.

University at Albany's Women's Association Award ($500 each) 

Kathy Black 
Ph.D. student in Social Welfare. Woman returning to school at a non-traditional age. Financial support to complete research on gender differences in communications with hospitalized elderly patients.

Deborah Woeckner Saavedra
Master's student in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Financial assistance to register for additional classes.

Fine Art Scholarship Award ($500) 

Tracy Straight Freed 
Undergraduate student in Fine Arts. Funds for books and printmaking material.

Bernice Mosbey Peebles '39 Scholarship Award ($500) 

Celinda Vanichpong 
Undergraduate student in Spanish; accepted into the School of Education. Travel to Spain for Fall 1997 semester.

Anne Gustin Scholarship for Women in Law and Government ($500) 

Caron Jacobson 
Ph.D. student in Criminal Justice. Financial support for research materials to study rape crisis centers in the eastern block countries.