Award Winners 2002

Presidential Awards (2 at $2,500) 

Johnna Christian
A Ph.D. student in Criminal Justice, Johnna Christian's dissertation will study the effects of incarceration on communities focusing on two in New York City. Ms. Christian will use this award for travel and research related expenses of her dissertation.


Jennifer Lemak
In the History doctoral program, Jennifer Lemak will use this award to study and preserve the history of the African American Community on Rapp Road in Albany. Ms. Lemak will use this award to cover interview expenses and materials for her study.

"Support Her Dream" Award ($2,500)


Laurie Buell
An undergraduate English major, Ms. Buell will use this award to help defray the costs of her tuition and bills to complete her degree in August.

Endowed Awards 


Louise C. and Earl M. Applegate Award ($600)
Jessica Coats Child
A Ph.D. student in the department of Anthropology, Ms. Child will use this award to study ancient Maya civilization at a site in Guatemala. She will use this award to fund her travel and research materials for her study.

Lillian Barlow Award ($1,000)
Asani Halima Seawell
A Clinical Psychology graduate student, Ms. Seawell is studying the effects of systemic lupus erthematosus on African American and Hispanic women. Ms. Seawell will use this award to fund her master's thesis.

Christine E. Bose and Edna Acosta-Belen IFW Feminist Research Award ($1,000)
Gayle Sulik
A doctoral candidate in Sociology, Ms. Sulik is studying the gendered characteristics of breast cancer. She will use this award to defray the cost of her research.

Gloria R. DeSole Fund for IFW ($1,000) 
Deborah Woeckner Saavedra 
A doctoral candidate in the U.S. Latino Cultural Studies program, Ms. Woeckner Saavedra will use this award to help her fund the research and travel costs associated with her doctoral dissertation.

Judy L. Genshaft Fund for IFW Scholarship ($500) 
Carol Anne Germain 
A reference librarian in University Libraries and a Ph.D. student in Information Science, Ms. Germain will use this award to cover registration fees for the ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute.

Haynes-Davis Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) 
Shamona Ahmed 
A graduate student in Physics, Ms. Ahmed will use this award to assist her master's thesis and to help her pay for hospital bills that will be incurred with the birth of her child.

Honoring Our Mothers Award ($500) 
Mia Gallo 
A single mother of four and a doctoral student in Anthropology, Ms. Gallo will use this award to help pay for tuition costs and costs of research materials for her study of Northern Native American health and child growth and development.

Initiatives For Women Endowment Award ($500) 
Lani Jones 
An assistant professor in the School of Social Welfare, Ms. Jones is studying the impact of cultural, social, and psychological factors on Blacks caring for aging family members. Ms. Jones will use this award to begin to fund her research.

Bernice Mosbey Peebles '39 Scholarship Award ($1,000) 
Marnelle Dukes-Perkins 
A graduate student in the master's level of study in Special Education, Ms. Dukes-Perkins is also a mother of three. She will use this award to cover the costs of childcare to make it possible for her to finish the program.

Physician's Endowment Fund for IFW ($500) 
Kathleen Lazare
An undergraduate student in biology, Ms. Lazare will use this award to cover MCAT Prep course and MCAT exam expenses.

Susan VanHorn-Shipherd '64 Women in Science Scholarship ($500) 
Jennifer Argentieri
An undergraduate biology major, Ms. Argentieri will use this award to help defray the cost of MCAT, text books, and fees.

Named Awards

Ann Gustin Scholarship for Women in Law and Government ($500) 
Molly Guptill 
A master's student in American History, Ms. Molly Guptill is studying legal history as presented through the writings of Author Cheney Train. Ms. Guptill will use this award to cover travel expenses to Princeton for her thesis.

Secretarial-Clerical Council IFW Award ($500) 
Mandi Jo Moran 
After having her studies undergraduate studies previously interrupted, Ms. Moran will be returning to school to obtain her bachelor's degree in Journalism. She will use her award to help defray the costs of her tuition and her bills.

Women and Technology Award ($500)
Nicole Blair 
A student in the Information Science and Policy Department, Ms. Blair will use this award to help her purchase a new computer.

General Awards


1. Margaret Ballantine - ($1,000) 
A doctoral candidate in the School of Social Welfare, Ms. Ballantine is planning research on the decision-making processes of abused women. Ms. Ballantine will use this award for travel and research related expenses of her dissertation.

2. Sunita Bose - ($1,000) 
A Ph.D. student in Sociology, Ms. Bose will use this award to help fund her dissertation research on male child preference in India.

3. Audrey Choh - ($500) 
As an international doctoral student in biological anthropology, Ms. Choh will use this award to help defray the costs of tuition and books.

4. Cathy A Cioffi - ($500) 
A laboratory coordinator in the Department of Chemistry, Ms. Cioffi will use this award to cover the cost of travel and accommodations to attend the American Chemical Society national meeting.

5. Stephanie Coon - ($500) 
A student in the BA/MA Program in Public Policy, Ms. Coon will use her award to defray the cost of summer study.

6. Lisa Easterly-Klaas - ($500) 
A doctoral candidate in the School of Social Welfare, Ms. Easterly-Klaas will use this award to support her doctoral dissertation research.

7. Michelle Friedman - ($500) 
A graduate student in Counseling Psychology, Ms. Friedman will use this award to defray the cost of finishing her dissertation and her presentation to the American Psychological Association conference in Chicago.

8. Monica Gabriel - ($500) 
A Ph.D. student in Educational Theory and Practice, Ms. Gabriel will use this award to defray the costs of tuition, books and travel expenses for the spring and summer 2002 sessions.

9. Gloria Guptill - ($500) 
A pre-med student, Ms. Gloria Guptill will use this award to cover the cost of the MCAT preparatory course and supplies.

10. Angela Guptill - ($500) 
A doctoral student in the Education Administration and Policy Studies, Ms. Angela Guptill will use this award to defray the costs of her doctoral research.

11. LaToya Jackson - ($750) 
A staff member in the Research Foundation, Ms. Jackson will use her award to defray the cost of a personal computer.

12. Marie Sheila Jeannot - ($500) 
A Ph.D. candidate in French Studies, Ms. Jeannot will use this award to defray the costs of her dissertation research.

13. Bandana Kar - ($600) 
A master's student in Geography and Planning, Ms. Kar will use this award to cover travel and supply expenses for her master's thesis on the costal cities of southern Florida.

14. Naomi Lewis - ($500)
A staff member of the University Art Museum, Ms. Lewis will use this award to fund the two-day conference titled "Off the Wall and Online: Providing Web Access to Cultural Collections."

15. Vanessa-Larae Machado - ($200) 
A full-time graduate student in the Reading Ph.D. program and research assistant for the Center for English Learning and Achievement, Ms. Machado will use this award to support the costs of her research.

16. Kirstin McClaid-Cook - ($600) 
A master's student in Geography and Planning, Ms. McClaid-Cook will use this award to defray the cost of travel and accommodations to Brazil to work on her thesis.

17. Erin McCloskey - ($500) 
A doctoral student in the Reading Department, Ms. McCloskey will use this award to help cover the costs of her dissertation thesis.

18. Amy Merolla - ($750) 
An undergraduate student in Information Science and Policy, Ms. Merolla will use this award to defray the cost of tuition and books.

19. Pamela Ray- ($750) 
A professional employee in University Libraries, Ms. Ray is also in her second year of nursing school. Ms. Ray will use this award to defray the cost of her tuition.

20. Talin Saroukhanian - ($800) 
A doctoral student in Political Science, Ms. Saroukhania will use this award to help cover her expenses to begin her dissertation research at the World Bank.

21. Mary Kay Skrabalak - ($750) 
A lecturer for UNI100 and a member of the support staff in Academic Support Services, Ms. Skrabalak will use this award to cover expenses in attending the Annual National Conference on First-Year Experience in Atlanta, Georgia.

22. Miriam Weber - ($800)
A doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology, Ms. Weber will use this award to support her dissertation research on cognitive changes associated with aging and dementia. She will use the award to cover research materials and testing costs.

23. Tyleia Williams - ($700) 
A graduate student in the School of Social Welfare, Ms. Williams will use this award to cover childcare costs and tuition for her independent study project.

24. Siqi Zhang - ($500) 
A double major in Business and Japanese, Siqi Zhang intends to study abroad in Japan. Ms. Zhang will use this award to defray the expense of studying at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

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