Presidential Awards (5 at $1,000)
Erica Hutchins is a doctoral student in the Department of Biological Sciences. She will use her award to cover expenses of the First Pan American Congress in Developmental Biology. There she will present her research in a poster session:Drosophila Homer is required for retinal apoptosis.
Georgia Kioukis is a doctoral student in Educational Administration and Policy Studies. She will use her award to fund dissertation research on the implementation of No Child Left Behind's Supplemental Educational Services provision.
Ingrid Rodriguez is an advanced doctoral student in the Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology Program. She will use this award to fund conference attendance and participation in a symposium, Multicultural Training Needs and Experiences of Doctoral Students: Does One Size Fit All?, and to present a paper on cultural, personal, and workplace variables that affect Puerto Rican women.
April Roggio is an advanced doctoral student in the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. She will use this award to fund coursework. Her research focuses on the system dynamics field of study and links community sustainability with the use of advanced statistical tools.
Natalya Topilina is a doctoral student in the Department of Chemistry. To advance her biochemical research, she will use the award to defray the costs of attendance and participation at the annual meeting of the Protein Society.
Louise C. and Earl M. Applegate Award ($1000)
Karen Himmelfarb is a graduate student in the Department of Geography and Planning. She will present a paper on the social justice implications of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. This award will help fund her travel and expenses to the Second Global Conference on Economic Geography in Beijing, China.
Lillian Barlow Award ($800)
Laura Chestnut is a graduate student seeking a dual Master's degree in Special Education and Literacy plus multiple teaching certifications. She will use this award for travel costs during her internship in an Albany area school.
Christine E. Bose and Edna Acosta-Belen IFW Feminist Research Award ($900)
Karen Tejada, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology, will use her award for her dissertation project on Salvadoran political organizations in Washington, D.C. This funding will defray the travel and research costs.
Gloria R. DeSole Fund ($600)
Crystal Campbell is pursuing her Master’s degree in the Department of Africana Studies. She will use this award for travel costs to present her research at the Annual National Council of Black Studies. Her paper is titled, Sculpting a Pan-African Culture in the Art of Negritude: A Model for African Artists.
Anne Gustin Scholarship for Women in Law and Government ($900)
Christina Miller is a graduate student working toward a Graduate Certificate in Public Management/Public Policy at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. She will use her award to cover tuition expenses.
Ford Foundation IFW Women in Science Fellowship ($1100)
Asanté Shipp-Hilts, a graduate student in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, will use her award for travel costs for her Master's field placement in Haiti. Her research on Haitian female sex workers focuses on data collection and analysis procedures for the Foundation for Reproductive Health and Family Education.
Haynes-Davis Memorial Scholarship ($900)
Millah Musungu is an international doctoral student in Education Psychology with a focus on Research and Evaluation. This award will help her defray costs to support her scholarship.
Karen R. Hitchcock New Frontiers Fund
Laura Deihl ($2000) is a doctoral student in the Department of Education & Counseling Psychology. She will use the award to support her dissertation research on the work experiences of residential counseling paraprofessionals.
Minjeong Kim ($1900) is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology. Her dissertation relates to Filipina international marriage migrants in South Korean rural communities. She will use her funding for transcription costs related to her research.
Melisa Kiyamu Tsuchiya ($2000) is an international doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology. She will use this award to finance the travel and program costs of a summer anthropology expedition. This is related to the study of high altitude populations in Spiti, a Tibetan borderland.
Rene Wilson ($1500) is currently working on a doctoral degree in Education Administration in the Department of Education Administration and Policy Studies. She will use her award to defray travel and research expenses. Her research focus is understanding parents and teachers perceptions of parent involvement in students' education.
Honoring Our Mothers Fund ($1000)
Candi Griffin is the Director of the Liberty Partnerships Rising Stars Program on the downtown campus. She will use this award to enroll in a GRE preparation course to begin her work toward a Ph.D. in psychology.
Initiatives For Women Endowment Award
Christy Duffy-Paiement ($800) is a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology. She will use her award to fund research costs related to her work on eating disorders and the role of athletics in self-esteem and self-confidence in females.
Zara St. Croix ($1100) is a graduate student in the Department of Health Policy Management and Behavior. She will use her award to make a video for Haitian populations vulnerable to HIV. This is to introduce programs and services available from the Foundation for Reproductive Health and Family Education.
Yumi Suzuki ($1900) is a doctoral student in the School of Criminal Justice. This award will help fund a graduate certificate course on victimology and victim assistance at the Tokiwa International Victimology Institute in Japan. Her research interest is female sexual victimization and treatment in the criminal justice system.
The Susan Van Horn-Shipherd '64 Women in Science Scholarship ($1000)
Halimah Mohamed-Mohamed Jorge is currently working on her Ph.D. in the Department of Chemistry. Her research is in tuberculosis. She will use her award to attend the 47th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.
Women in Technology ($500)
Alexis Wichowski is a first-year doctoral student in the Informatics Department of the College of Computing and Information. Her research relates to technology and political deliberation in groups. She will use her award to help defray costs related to her research.
Secretarial/Clerical Council Award ($700)
Gale Butler is a staff member in the Office of Academic Support Services and an undergraduate student with Sociology as her major. This award will help defray educational expenses.
Jessica Martin ($1000) is a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology. She will present her research on alchohol-related addictive behaviors at a Scientific Conference on Counseling Psychology at the Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal. She will use her award for travel costs associated with attending this conference.
Orpha Ongiti ($1000) is an international doctoral student in the Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies. She will use her award to fund research expenses related to her investigation on policies and practices to increase female participation in doctoral level mathematical sciences.
Rachel Rappaport ($500) is a first-year graduate student in the Department of Political Science. She will use her award to support her research in a comparison of the likelihood of violence of Tamil versus Palestinian minorities in Asia and the Middle East respectively.