Presidential Awards (2 at $2,500)
A Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology, Jennifer Hays is researching the impact of formal education on the San people of South Africa. Ms. Hays will use this award for on-site childcare for her infant daughter, for travel to the field site, and for books and photocopying.
Tamara L. Smith
A Ph.D. student in Sociology, Tamara Smith will use this award to defray participant recruitment and participation expenses, and transcribing costs. Her dissertation research focuses on the role of adult granddaughters in caring for frail grandparents.
Louise C. and Earl M. Applegate Award ($500)
Catherine E. Mosher
A doctoral candidate in Psychology, Catherine Mosher focuses her thesis on the psychological adjustment of adult children of women with breast cancer. She will use this award towards administrative expenses associated with participant research.
Lillian Barlow Award ($500) plus $500 in general funds
Lorraine I. Hogan
Lorraine Hogan’s Ph.D. dissertation research in Criminal Justice is on parent/caregiver participation in juvenile treatment services. She will use this award for transcription services for audio taped interviews with parents of youths in residential treatment.
Christine E. Bose and Edna Acosta-Belen IFW Feminist Research Award ($500)
Carmen Caamaño’s Ph.D. dissertation in Latin American and Caribbean Studies will focus on cultural changes and labor migration of Costa Ricans to the United States. She will use this award to meet travel and equipment needs.
Gloria R. DeSole Fund for IFW ($1,000)
Tisha Y. Lewis
Tisha Lewis is a Ph.D. student in the School of Education Reading Department, pursuing research in a family literacy project using computer technology. She will use this award for equipment expenses.
Judy L. Genshaft Fund for IFW Scholarship ($600) plus $400 in general funds
Chisato Tada is a professional staff member in the International Education Office of International Student Services. She will use this award towards attendance at NAFSA, the national professional conference for international educators.
Haynes-Davis Memorial Scholarship ($500) plus $500 in general funds
A single parent in her senior year pursuing a bachelor’s degree, Susan Brent will use this award to defray tuition and living expenses for her final semester.
Honoring Our Mother Award ($500) plus $300 in general funds
Cara Richards is a first-year Masters of Public Policy student concentrating on the development of countries with conflict, focusing on comparing the USAID programs in Serbia, Georgia and Kazakhstan. She will use this grant for supplies, transportation and childcare.
Initiatives for Women Endowment Award ($500) plus $500 in general funds
An assistant professor in Women’s Studies, Maia Boswell is researching and writing a book on the environmental contamination of breast milk. She will use this award towards childcare cost to allow her to continue her work during the summer months.
Shirley J. Jones Opportunity Award ($500) plus $500 in general funds
Sherida Lavell Johnson
A Ph.D. graduate student in Chemistry, Sherida Lavell Johnson will use this award to defray research expenses for her study of total synthesis of the natural product lentinic acid isolated from the shiitake mushroom.
Bernice Mosbey Peebles ’39 Scholarship Award ($1,000)
Jennifer Jeffers is pursuing a BA in History and Art, and plans to get a masters degree in teaching. She will use this award to buy books and supplies, and to pay for daycare costs.
Susan Van Horn-Shipherd ’64 Women in Science Scholarship ($500) plus the Physician's Endowment Award ($200)
Aura Melissa Urquia
Aura Melissa Urquia is a pre-health undergraduate student. She will use this award towards the cost of tuition, fees and the MCAT exam to prepare her for medical school.
IFW Fine Art Award ($550)
LaTrice C. Ewing
A first-year Art student, LaTrice Ewing will use this award to purchase a computer to help her in her studies.
David and Gladys Groudine Award ($250) plus $250 in general funds
Brenda N. Shannon
A Ph.D. student in the department of Educational Administration & Policy Studies, Brenda Shannon’s dissertation research focuses on factors that influence successful academic and educational outcomes for African Americans. She will use this award to defray costs of tuition and research.
Secretarial-Clerical Council IFW Award ($500) plus $500 in general funds
On the faculty for the Research Foundation of UAlbany, and a matriculated student at Empire State College, D’Andrea Brooks will use this grant for childcare costs to enable her to attend summer classes.
Women and Technology Award ($500) plus $500 in general funds
Katherine E. Caiazza
Katherine Caiazza is a graduate student pursuing a dual degree in History and Information Science and Policy. She is the graduate editorial assistant for American Archivist. She will use this award for registration and travel expenses for professional workshops in digitization and mark-up languages.
Gina M. Aguayo--$500
A Ph.D. student in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, Gina Aguayo is working on dissertation research on women’s self-efficacy for nontraditional occupations. She will use this award towards administrative costs associated with her research.
Sydney K. Allen--$500
A library professional in technical services, Sydney Allen will use this award to attend an intensive metal smithing and jewelry course.
A nontraditional Ph.D. student in Educational Administration and Policy Studies, Donna Berger plans to use this award towards research-related expenses in her study of a holistic self-management program for college students.
Shing sun Chiu--$500
Shing sun Chiu is a mother with two small children completing undergraduate study in an Information Science Policy major. She will use the award towards living expenses.
A fourth year Ph.D. candidate in Social/Personality Psychology, Ms. Christie will use this award for two weeks of intensive training with scholars in her research area.
Melinda Denham is a Ph.D. student in the Anthropology Department. She will use this award towards transcription costs for interviews with women who use donated eggs to try to become mothers.
Angelina X. Díaz-Myers, Ph.D.--$750
Angelina Díaz-Myers, a professional staff psychologist at the University Counseling Center, will use this award to cover partial costs of registration for Licensure for Psychology, and exam and study materials.
Mia V. Gallo--$1,000
A non-traditional, returning Ph.D. student in Anthropology, Mia Gallo will use this award for tuition, books and research materials for her research in the relationship between PCB and other toxicant levels and growth among adolescents.
Ms. Garrity, a second year graduate student in the Women’s Studies Department, will use this award to purchase equipment for her thesis project film about transsexuals in sports, specifically the Gay Games.
Elaine A. Hills--$700
A Ph.D. student in Anthropology, Ms. Hills will use this award towards costs for a conference workshop she will conduct in Tempe, Arizona on participatory action research.
Jennifer M. Jensen--$1,000
A second year assistant professor of political science, Jennifer Jensen will use this award towards participation in courses at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. Her focus will be on event history analysis and survey research.
A Ph.D. student in the Mathematics Department, Amy Kelley will use this award for attendance at the Joint Mathematical Meetings in Phoenix, Arizona.
Megan M. Kelly--$700
Megan Kelly, a Ph.D. student in the Clinical Psychology Program, will use this award to fund research costs in her study of sex differences in the development of anxiety via observational learning.
Pamela D. Lehman--$1,000
Ms. Lehman, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, will use this award towards remuneration of participants and employment of graduate students for her dissertation research on therapeutic process with working class and poor women.
Jacqueline M. Lendrum--$1,000
A mother, farmer and Ph.D. student in the School of Public Health, Ms. Lendrum will use this award for research supplies and childcare this summer as she continues her research to distinguish between human and bovine sources of fecal contamination in water supplies.
Maria Lopez is a Ph.D. student in the School of Public Health, concentrating on Behavioral Sciences. She will use this award for research-related supplies and expenses in her comprehensive community assessment of diabetes among Latinos in Amsterdam, NY.
A Ph.D, student in the Philosophy Department, Ms. Patrone will use this award for a laptop computer and printer to help in her dissertation case study on political liberalism in Kant’s political philosophy.
Terrylynn Pearlman is a Ph.D. student in the School of Criminal Justice. She will use this award to fund the costs of interviewing and surveys in her research on public opinion regarding hate crimes and related legislation.
A full-time university staff member, Ms. Pimentel-Brown will use this award for expenses in completing her undergraduate degree. She hopes to pursue graduate studies in career or academic counseling.
Crystal A. Rogers--$600
Ms. Rogers is a Ph.D. student in the School of Social Welfare. She will use this award to fund research, travel and equipment costs associated with her dissertation research on resiliency and coping among people living with sickle cell disease.
Jennifer M. Rudolph--$1,500
An assistant professor in the History Department, Ms. Rudolph will use this award to cover course release expenses while she revises her manuscript, “Negotiating Power and Navigating Change in Qing China,” for publication to meet tenure requirements.
Ms. Scheck is an assistant professor in the English Department specializing in medieval women, who will use this award to purchase a digital camera and manuscript microfilm. Her project is an image database on early medieval material culture and an edition of a Carolingian women’s letter book.
An undergraduate with a dual major in business administration (MIS) and information science and policy, Lola Schelling will use this award to fund application fees and expenses for an Operation Crossroads Africa summer program.
A second year Ph.D. student in the Social-Personality Psychology program, Dikla Shmueli is focusing her dissertation on gender discrimination and variations in perceptions of injustice. She will use this award to defray research and travel costs.
A Ph.D. candidate in Sociology, Ms. Sykes will use this award to travel to two professional conferences, the Association of Black Sociologists and the American Sociological Association annual meetings, both in Atlanta, Georgia.
Kathleen K. Thornton--$600
A University lecturer and Director of the Undergraduate English Advisement Office, Kathleen Thornton will use this award towards expenses for the College English Association conference. She will deliver her paper, “Shakespeare’s Sense of Justice: the Unbalanced Scales.”
Tracy West is a part-time master’s student in Urban and Regional Planning who hopes to become a full-time student this fall. She will use this award for textbooks.