For Women Honors Karen R. Hitchcock at 11th Annual
Contact: Lisa James Goldsberry (518)
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 25, 2004) -- The University
at Albany is receiving a gift of $25,000 from
Charter One Foundation to kick off the recently
established Karen R. Hitchcock New Frontiers Fund.
UAlbany's Initiatives For Women (IFW), which launched
the $250,000 fund drive, will acknowledge the
gift at its 11th Annual Awards Celebration on
Tuesday, June 29 at 4:15 p.m. in the Campus Center
Ballroom on the University's uptown campus. A
reception will follow the ceremony. To RSVP, go
The New Frontier Fund is being established by
members of the business community as well as friends
and colleagues as a tribute to UAlbany's 16th
president. IFW will administer the endowment,
with the goal of providing scholarships to doctoral-level
women students at UAlbany who show great promise
of making a positive, transformational difference
in society. Recipients also must demonstrate financial
IFW builds on UAlbany's strong tradition of responsiveness
to the diverse needs of women. Since 1993 IFW
has made monetary awards to members of the UAlbany
community to improve and enrich educational and
career opportunities for women. Throughout her
tenure, Hitchcock's support of the University-based,
all-volunteer IFW enabled it to grow exponentially.
During the event, Hitchcock will present the
annual IFW awards to 39 recipients including:
- Maryna Bazlevych, a Ph.D. student in anthropology,
who will use the award for dissertation research
on changing gender roles in the Ukraine.
- Dana Basnight Brown, a master's student in
cognitive psychology, who will use her award
to compensate participants in her study of bilingual
- Ashley Heilman, an undergraduate linguistics
and communication major, who will use her award
for a project that compares the speech patterns
of male and female athletes.
- Angie Chung, a faculty member in sociology,
who will use her award to fund a pilot research
study on marriage, family and culture among
sons and daughters in Asian immigrant families.
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