Award Winners 2004

Presidential Awards (2 at $2,500)

Debernee Pugh
A Ph.D. candidate and graduate student in Criminal Justice, Debernee Pugh will use this award to cover the cost of equipment, supplies and conference fees associated with her research on sexual victimization and incarceration experiences among adult male inmates.

Ilene Rutten
Ilene Redlin Rutten's dissertation research in the Reading Department will focus on preparing educators who will teach in urban elementary schools. She will use this award for research and preparation costs.

Endowed Awards

Louise C. And Earl M. Applegate Award ($500) plus $1,000 in general funds
Ana Ameal
Ana Ameal, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures will use this award to support her dissertation project “Framing Intimacy in Service Interactions,” an analysis of the evolution of support bonds between a seamstress and her female clients.

Lillian Barlow Award ($500) plus $250 in general funds
Maryna Bazlevych
Maryna Bazlevych, a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology, will use this award for travel and computer expenses that will further her efforts to conduct on-site dissertation research on changing gender roles in the Ukraine.

Christine E. Bose and Edna Acosta-Belen IFW Feminist Research Award ($500) plus $500 in general funds
Triparna Vasavada
Triparna Vasavada, a Ph.D. student and teaching assistant in Public Administration, will use this award to support her dissertation research on gender and the dynamics of cross-sector partnerships. Her project has potential implications for women’s leadership in Indian non-governmental organizations.

Gloria R. DeSole Fund for IFW ($1,000)
Edwina Smith
Edwina Wokie Smith a third year student in Communications will use this award to defray the cost of tuition books and fees associated with her pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree.

Ford Foundation IFW Women in Science Fellowship ($1,000)
Elizabeth Albert
Elizabeth Albert, a graduate student in Geology, will use this award for an Electron Microbe Training Course and use of RPI’s Electron Microprobe.

Judy L. Genshaft IFW Award ($500)
Christina Sebastian
Christina Sebastian, Director of Development for the School of Education will use this award to attend a CASE conference on major gift cultivation and solicitation, an important professional development opportunity that will also benefit the University’s development efforts.

Anne Gustin Scholarship for Women in Law and Government ($1000)
Min Xie
A Ph.D. candidate in the School of Criminal Justice, Min Xie will use this award for a week long training seminar at the Survey Research Center in Michigan. The seminar will further her efforts to research barriers to reporting domestic abuse among women victims.

Haynes-Davis Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)
Alfrieda Walker
Sociology major Alfrieda Walker will use this award for books and other costs related to her pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree.

Honoring Our Mothers Fund ($500) plus $500 in general funds
Yinxia Cao
Yinxia Cao, a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Administration and Policy Studies and a Master's student in the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, will use this award for costs related to her dissertation and thesis research on graduate employment in China.

Initiatives For Women Endowment Award ($500) plus $500 in general funds
Xiaolei Chen
Xiaolei Chen, a graduate student in Latin American and Caribbean Studies will use this award to cover the cost of on-site research on manquiladora networks and women’s labor migration in Mexico.

Shirley J. Jones Opportunity Fund ($500) plus $250 in general funds
Selket Lewis
Selket Lewis, a Master’s/ Ph.D. candidate in Counseling Psychology will use this award to cover the costs of preparing for her upcoming Alcohol Substance Abuse Counselor Exam.

 

Named Awards

Secretarial/Clerical Council Award ($500)
Dee Dee Mrak
Dee Dee Mrak, a part-time graduate student of Science in Information Science and a library employee will use this award to cover some of the tuition costs of her enrollment in the library program.

 

General Awards

Dana Basnight-Brown --$1,000
Dana Basnight-Brown, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology's Cognitive Psychology program, will use this award to compensate participants in her study of bi-lingual memory.

Jennifer Bryant--$750
Jennifer Bryant, a Ph.D. student in Criminal Justice, will use this award to cover travel costs associated with her dissertation research on border vigilantism in the American South West.

Angie Chung--$1,000
A faculty member in Sociology, Angie Chung will use this award to fund a pilot research study on marriage, family and culture among sons and daughters in Asian immigrant families. The award will cover travel costs.

Paula Costello--$700
Paula Costello, a Ph.D. student in the School of Education, will use this award to support her participation in the Critical Discourse Analysis Conference at Indiana University. She will also present a paper on the subject of social identification and child development.

Kelly Delos--$1,000
Undergraduate Accounting major Kelly Delos will use this award for computer equipment that will be essential to her successful completion of the Accounting program. She hopes to eventually pursue a Mater’s degree in the field of Forensic Accounting.

Susanne Diamond--$1,000
Susanne Diamond, a graduate student in Women’s Studies will use this award for travel and Internet resources related to her pursuit of a Master’s Degree. The student faces a challenging commute, and this funding will allow her to remain in the program on a full-time basis.

Ellen Donovan--$1,000
Ellen Donovan, a member of the University’s Corporate and Foundation Relations Office, will use this award to attend a CASE conference in San Francisco, California that will address topics in the field of Corporate and Foundation Relations.

Christine Franco--$500
Christine Franco, a Master's student in the College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology program, will use this award for travel and other costs related to her thesis research on the effects of gambling on the female heart rate and stress levels.

Theresa Gecewicz--$1,000
Theresa Gecewicz, a senior majoring in Spanish and Social Welfare, will use this award to attend a language study in Ecuador . She hopes to apply what she learns to her Human Service studies.

Shari Goldberg--$600
Shari Goldberg a Ph.D. candidate in English, will use this award to hire an instructor for a specialized course that takes a collaborative approach to reading and comprehending German from primary source texts. This course will enhance her dissertation research in the area of Feminist Studies.

Ashley Heilmann--$600
Ashley Heilmann, an undergraduate student majoring in Linguistics and Communication will use this award to for a project that compared the speech patterns of male athletes to those of female athletes. The study will involve an audio workshop and data collection and may lead to new theories concerning language use and gender.

Abbe Herzig--$1,000
Abbe Herzig, an Assistant Professor in Educational Theory and Practice, with use this award to fund travel expenses related to her project “Facilitating the Success of Women and Students of Color in Graduate Mathematics.” Her award will also cover the costs of collecting data through focus groups conducted at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Marlene Lee--$1,500
Marlene Lee, a doctoral and Master’s candidate in Clinical Psychology will use this award to cover the research costs for her dissertation on gender differences in gambling, entitled “Games People Play.” Through her research, she hopes to advance the current understanding of gambling addiction, particularly among women.

Carolyn Levy--$1,500
Carolyn Levy a Ph.D. student in Criminal Justice, will use this award to support her research for her dissertation on the involuntary dropping of students from high schools. The award will cover the cost of primary investigation, including a mail survey.

Faryal Mehtab--$1,000
Faryal Mehtab, a Master’s candidate in Educational Psychology will use this award to pay tuition for two summer classes that will advance her plans for a degree.

Millah Musungu--$1,000
Millah Musungu, a second year Master’s candidate in the Educational Psychology program will use this award to cover tuition for her last semester in the program.

Leigh Nakama--$1,500
Leigh Nakama, a Ph.D. student in Criminal Justice will use this award to fund her comprehensive research project on school violence.

Orpha Ongiti--$1,200
Orpha Kemunto Ongiti, a Ph.D. student in Educational Administration and Policy Studies, will use this award to purchase a laptop, printer and textbooks, to be used in her dissertation research on gender equity in technical and vocational training in higher education.

Lauren Parr-Campola--$1,000
Lauren Parr-Campola, a Master’s student in History, will use this award to pay a portion of the travel and tuition costs associated with her internship at the Kentucky Historical Society.

Cheryl Savini--$500
Cheryl Savini, a staff member from the Office of Sponsored Programs, will use this award to defray the costs of registration and tuition for two classes toward a Bachelor’s degree.

Marianne Simon--$500
Marianne Simon, a graduate student and Ph.D. candidate in Educational and Counseling Psychology will use this award to cover the costs of research and surveys conducted in conjunction with her dissertation on “The Classification of the Emotionally Disturbed Within Schools.”

Amy Smith--$750
Amy Smith, a Ph.D. student in Public Administration and Policy will use this award to cover travel costs associated with her dissertation research on misconduct in the U.S. Securities industry.

Renee Sturm--$500
Renee C. Sturm, a graduate student in Public Affairs and Policy will use this award to help defray the costs of tuition and books associated with her pursuit of a Master’s degree in Public Policy.

Lisa V. Trubitt--$750
Lisa Trubitt, Assistant to the Chief Information Officer for Policy and Communications, Assistant Director of Extended Learning and Ph. D. candidate in the Criminal Justice Program, will use this award to cover the costs of a software package and training seminar that will greatly enhance her dissertation work.

Jessica Zacher--$500
Jessica Zacher, a graduate student in the Master of Science in Information Science and Policy will use this award for living expenses associated with her Summer internship at the Museum of Natural History and attendance at the annual SAA Conference.

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