Award Winners 2001

Presidential Awards (2 at $2500) 

Elizabeth Burnworth
A Ph.D. student in Sociology, Elizabeth Burnworth's dissertation will study civic engagement, volunteerism, and activism around breast cancer in the United States. Ms. Burnworth will use this award for travel and research related expenses of her dissertation.


Laurie Keefer
In the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology, Laurie Keefer is studying the psychological and psychophysical symptoms of the perimenopausal phase of women's lives and the use of non-drug alternatives to Hormone Replacement Therapy. Ms. Keefer will use this award to cover interview expenses and materials for her study.

Endowed Awards 


Lillian Barlow Award ($800)
Shirlee Dufort 
A single mother of two college-aged children, Shirlee Dufort has just finished her B.A. degree and continues study for an M.A. in English this fall. Ms. Dufort will use this award to attend the New York State Writer's Institute this summer.

Christine E. Bose and Edna Acosta-Belen IFW Feminist Research Award ($1000)
Limarie Nieves-Rosa 
A student in the Ph.D. program in Sociology, Limarie Nieves-Rosa's dissertation research explores the effects of welfare policy changes on the lives of poor women in her native Puerto Rico. This award covers some of the research related costs of Ms. Nieves-Rosa's dissertation.

Gloria R. DeSole Fund for IFW ($1000) 
Joyce Keyes 
A Ph.D. student in Public Administration with a reading disability, Joyce Keyes will use this award to help cover the cost of a tape recorder and paid readers.

Judy L. Genshaft Fund for IFW Scholarship ($500) 
Linda Scoville 
An Academic Advisor in the University Advisement Services Center, Linda Scoville will use this award to attend the 2001 Conference of Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors.

Haynes-Davis Memorial Scholarship ($1000) 
Natalya Grigoryants 
A Master's Level student from Russia in Economics, Natalya Grigoryants will use this award to help defray the costs of her tuition and books.

Initiatives For Women Endowment Award ($500) 
Shai Brown 
An African-American who works in Residential Life as a Dutch Quadrangle coordinator, Shai Brown will use this award to attend a course offered by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

The Bernice Mosbey Peebles '39 Scholarship Award ($1000) 
Chrislene Adams 
A Masters of Science student in Special Education, Chrislene Admas is a single mother of four children and is returning to school at a non-traditional age. This award, designated for a woman of color, will cover the cost of childcare while Ms. Adams finishes her degree.

Physician's Endowment Fund for IFW ($500) 
Liana Rodriguez 
An undergraduate student majoring in Chemistry, Liana Rodrigues will use this award to help cover the cost of an MCAT preparation course.

Susan VanHorn-Shipherd '64 Women in Science Scholarship ($500) 
Suzanne Levine 
An undergraduate student majoring in physics and mathematics. Suzanne Levine will use this award to help defray the costs of summer coursework.

Named Awards

Patrick Foti Award in Memory of R. Thomas Fleming ($500) 
Claudine Lochard 
A Ph.D. student in Counseling Psychology and the daughter of Haitian immigrants, Claudine Lochard will use this award to support the costs related to her dissertation research on the career planning decisions of adolescents with sickle-cell anemia.

David and Gladys Groudine Award ($500) 
Deborah McManama 
A D.A. student in the Humanistic Studies program studying English and Educational Administration, Deborah Mc Manama is a single mother of three daughters. Ms. McManama will use this award to help to defray the costs of tuition and books.

Ann Gustin Scholarship for Women in Law and Government ($500) 
Alla Reyfman 
An undergraduate student in the University's accelerated 3+3 Law Program with Albany Law School, Alla Reyfeman will use this award to help defray the costs of tuition and books.

Secretarial-Clerical Council IFW Award ($500) 
Librada Pimentel 
An Office Administrator for the Department of Latin American and Caribbean Studies since 1984, Librada Pimental is completing her bachelor's degree through Empire State College. Ms. Pimental will use this award to help defray the costs of her tuition and books.

The Kathleen A. Turek IFW Technology Award ($500)
Rachel Pocino 
An undergraduate student majoring in computer science and mathematics, Rachel Pocino will use this award to help defray the costs of her tuition and books.

General Awards


1. Dalia Abdel-Hady - $300 
A Ph.D. student in Sociology Dalia Abdel-Hady's dissertation research studies Lebanese immigrant communities in the U.S., Canada, and France. Ms. Abdel-Hady will use this award for research related expenses.

2. Carol Anderson - ($1000) 
A librarian in the University Libraries since 1980, Carol Anderson has returned to school to earn a second master's degree in Educational Psychology. Ms. Anderson will use this award to help defray the costs of tuition and related expenses.

3. Center for Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies (CELAC) ($500) 
This award will partially support the publication of the CELAC's teaching aid booklet, Teaching Puerto Rican Women's History.

4. Dolores Cimini ($500) 
Currently the Director of Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program, Dr. Dolores Cimini has worked at the Counseling Center since 1989. Dr. Cimini, who is visually impaired, will use this award to help cover the cost of a portable, talking note-taking device.

5. Stephanie Cour ($500) 
A Ph.D. student in Public Administration, Stephanie Cour is studying the nonprofit sector's use of family-work policies. Ms. Cour will use this award toward the costs involved with dissertation research.

6. Melinda Denham ($300) 
A Ph.D. student in Anthropology, Melinda Denham is studying the experiences of recipients of donor egg in vitro fertilization. Ms. Denham will use this award toward the costs involved with dissertation research.

7. Sara Di Donato ($800) 
An M.F.A. student studying painting, Sara Di Donato has returned to school at a non-traditional age. Her most recent work explores the 1950's and 1960's commercial representations of the Definition of "feminine." Ms. Di Donato will use this award to prepare high quality slidedocumentation of her artwork. This award was funded by a gift from 1981 alumnus Roanne Kulakoff.

8. Marla Frazer ($370) 
A Ph.D. student in Curriculum and Instruction and a single mother of one son, Marla Frazer will use this award to cover the costs of attending the International Society for Humor Studies Conference.

9. Patricia Gonzales ($400) 
A Ph.D. student in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Patricia Gonzales is studying the effects of stereotype threat on the academic performance of young Latino women. Ms. Gonzales will use this award toward the costs involved with dissertation research.

10. Jennifer Gunsaullus ($500) 
A Ph.D. student in Sociology, Jennifer Gunsaullus is studying sexual education organizations and society's view of female sexuality. Ms. Gunsaullus will use this award to help defray the cost of attending the Summer Institute on Sexuality, Society, and Health.

11. Melissa Henneman ($800) 
An undergraduate Biology major, Melissa Henneman is also a Student Assistant in Residential Life and a Peer Mentor in Project Renaissance. Ms. Henneman will use this award to help pay for a summer field ecology course at the Huyck Preserve.

12. LaRae Jome ($300) 
An Assistant Professor in Counseling Psychology, Dr. LaRae Jome studies how gender and gender roles influence the career choices of men and women. Dr. Jome will use this award to help cover the costs of a research project called Women Web Entrepreneurs.

13. Heather Laube ($750) 
A Ph.D. student in Sociology, Heather Laube's dissertation research will investigate the conflicts feminist academic sociologists confront as they attempt to balance their professional goals with their political ideals. Ms. Laube will use this award toward the costs involved with dissertation research.

14. Shealeen Meany ($500) 
A Ph.D. student in English, Shealeen Meany will use this award to supplement her summer income while she prepares her dissertation prospectus.

15. Candace Merbler ($900)
Candace Merbler has worked at the University Libraries for 21 years and is currently a reference support associate. Ms Merbler will use this award to help cover the costs of attending the Institute for Information Literacy '01 run by the Association of College and Research Libraries.

16. Jane Muthumbi ($1000) 
A Ph.D. student from Kenya studying Political Science, Jane Muthumbi is examining the role of religious groups in United Nations international conferences. Ms Muthumbi will use this award to help pay for tuition next year.

17. Lori Burns Sykes ($1000) 
A Ph.D. student in Sociology, Lori Burns Skyes will use this award to help cover travel and lodging for the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Ms. Sykes will deliver her paper, "Wealth Inequality Among and Between Asian, Black, Hispanic and White Women."

18. Women's Resource Center (WRC) - ($300) 
Run mostly by student volunteers, the Women's Resource Center offers students a gathering place, book and video library, plus training and programming throughout the academic year. The Center will use this award to help pay for some of next year's programming.

19. Kristen Wallingford ($500) 
A Ph.D. student in Sociology, Kristen Wallingford's dissertation research studies the role of gender and sexuality in entrepreneurial activity. Ms. Wallingford will use this award for research related expenses.

20. Yoshiko Yamada - ($1300) 
A Ph.D. student in Social Welfare, Yoshhiko Yamada's dissertation research studies formal home care workers who work with frail elderly populations. Ms. Yamada will use this award to cover research related expenses.

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