IFW Award winners Assistant Professor Cynthia Najdowski, Dean Alan Lizotte and Ph.D. Student Arna Carlock. (Missing: Doctoral Student Jeaneé Miller)
|The School of Criminal Justice has long been home to numerous Initiatives for
Women Award recipients, and this year is no different. Doctoral
students Arna Carlock and
Jeaneé Miller and Assistant Professor Cynthia Najdowski were honored at
the annual IFW Summer Celebration on July 17. Dean Alan Lizotte was also
recognized with the Bread and Roses Award.
Arna Carlock received an award from
the Karen R. Hitchcock New Frontiers Fund. The Hitchcock Fund was
by the friends and colleagues of Dr. Karen R.
Hitchcock, 16th president of the University at
Albany. It provides scholarships to
doctoral-level women students at the University who show great
promise of making a positive, transformational difference in
our society. Carlock used her award to defray
costs of presenting her dissertation research at the 2014
American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.
Jeaneé Miller received the Shirley J. Jones Opportunity Fund Award. The Jones Fund provides support
to an African-American woman student pursuing
a doctoral degree. Recipients must be advocates
for social justice and demonstrate characteristics of a change agent -- being proactive, creative,
innovative, and willing to take risks and face challenges. Miller used her award to partially fund travel to
urban archives in the Philadelphia area to collect data for the
completion of her dissertation research, which compares the histories,
including crime variables, of four Philadelphia neighborhoods and
examines those areas' experiences with diversity.
The Judy L. Genshaft Award went to Assistant Professor
Cynthia Najdowski. The Genshaft Award provides support for a woman
faculty or staff member at the University
at Albany to participate in professional development, preferably
through a seminar, workshop or institute, for candidates who are
a career in higher education administration. Najdowski used her
award to attend the 122nd American Psychological Association Convention
where she presented her research on issues affecting children in the
The 2014 Bread and Roses Award was presented to Dean Alan Lizotte. This award recognizes individuals who have made
extraordinary contributions on behalf of gender equity that enhances the
quality of life for women at the University at Albany.