Award Winner 1999

Presidential Awards ($1,000 each)

Maureen Lynch 
Ph.D. student in School Psychology, single mother and returning student. For interview transcribing costs for her study of lesbian, gay, and bisexual high school students for an article in the School Psychology Review.

Rosann Santos
Ph.D. student in History. For airfare and housing to attend the Third International Women's Studies workshops at the University of Havana, where she also plans to get detailed archival information to study gender and education in Cuba.

Catherine Stanford 
Ph.D. student in Anthropology, returning student dealing with a physical illness. Pay for living costs associated with doing dissertation fieldwork in Nicaragua, studying the impact of the Sandinista revolution on families.

Women's Resource Center 
To revitalize the Women's Resource Center in Dutch Quad by expanding their library and developing awareness programs.

University Police Department 
Send two officers for Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) training in Richmond, Virginia. One officer will receive basic training and the other will learn advanced techniques.

Named Awards

The Lillian Barlow Initiatives For Women Award ($500) 
Rebecca Rogers 
Ph.D. student in Reading. Support for research on literacy in mother-daughter dyad, focussing on interactions of race, class, and gender.

The Gloria R. DeSole Fund for Initiatives For Women ($500) 
Andrea Smith-Hunter 
Ph.D. student in Organizational Studies. Cover costs of photocopying and mailing questionnaires for dissertation research on the economic success of women small business owners in upstate New York, comparing white women and women of color in the personal service industry.

The Francine Frank Initiatives For Women Award ($565) 
Erika Muse 
Ph.D. student in Anthropology. Cover expenses while in Boston studying Chinese Christian churches.

The Gladys and David Groudine Award ($500) 
Keiko Miwa 
Ph.D. student in Educational Administration and Policy Studies. Field research in Bangladesh studying and evaluating the NGO government project on Basic Education for Hard to Research Children. Cover cost of travel to different project sites.

The Anne Gustin Scholarship for Women in Law and Government ($500)
Cassandra Allison 
Masters student of Library Science who already has an M.A. in Criminal Justice and B.A. in Philosophy from the University at Albany. She plans to continue on in law school. For cost of summer course.

The John S. Levato Award in Memory of Jennine O'Reilly-Conway '88 ($500) 
Jennifer Keys 
Ph.D. student in Sociology. Expenses related to dissertation on the "feeling rules" that govern women's abortion decisions. She will do in-depth interviews with women and needs a transcribing machine and qualitative analysis software.

The Secretarial/Clerical Council Initiatives For Women Award ($250 + $550 from General Fund) 
Doriane Brown 
Secretary for Public Administration and Policy and part-time, returning student in that department's Masters degree program. Funds cover half the cost of a new computer.

The Lena Tucker Initiatives For Women Award ($500) 
Addie Ann Elizabeth Jenne 
Undergraduate Political Science major whose goals are to practice criminal law and pursue a career in politics. Funding to help cover the costs of taking the LSAT and applying to law schools.

The Susan Van Horn Shipherd ’64 Women in Science Scholarship ($500) 
Amma Agyemang 
Undergraduate student majoring in Chemistry/pre-health. An African-American woman born in Ghana, hoping to have a career in tropical medicine and public health. Funds cover part of tuition for summer courses.

Initiatives For Women Awards 

Ana Almonte ($350) 
B.A./M.A. student in Spanish, and a returning student who surmounted a poor previous undergraduate record to go on to be the first woman in her family to obtain an undergraduate degree. For books, fees and general tuition expenses.

Jinsook Choi ($750) 
Ph.D. student in Anthropology. Plans to take a course in Guatemala on the K'iche' Maya language in preparation for her dissertation work.

Jeannette Corredor ($500) 
Ph.D. student in Counseling Psychology. Puerto Rican woman who is the first in her family to do graduate work. Funds supported her attendance at American Counseling Association's World Conference in San Diego in April 1999, where she presented a workshop, Counseling the Latino Client.

Lara Gordon ($250) 
Ph.D. student in Educational Psychology. Costs of photocopying and mailing a survey questionnaire for her dissertation on the type, frequency, and outcomes of education about disabilities programming in public elementary schools.

Haley Woodside Jiron ($400) 
Ph.D. student in Reading. For research on elementary school teaching as women's work and particularly how women understand their jobs in an era of legislative mandates on how reading will be taught.

Stacey Kolomer ($800) 
Ph.D. student in Social Welfare. Interview costs for dissertation research on the effect of religion on grandmother caregivers to grandchildren in New York City and Dutchess County.

Erin Krivitski ($650) 
Ph.D. student in Education and Counseling Psychology. For interviewing children in a study comparing deaf and hearing-impaired children on nonverbal skills.

Fonda Marie Lloyd ($500) 
M.B.A. student in MSI and single mother returning to school. For additional tutoring in statistics and additional childcare needed to work on group projects.

B. Ruth Quinn ($500) 
M.S.W. student and single mother. Tuition and living expenses.

13th Moon ($250) 
Feminist literary journal. Workshops to advertise the journal.

Patricia Willis ($250) 
D.A. in Humanistic Studies and M.A. student in Women's Studies. Travel to two archives to do research on flight attendants' union, as part of research on feminism and labor unions.

Sandra Winn-Wood ($500) 
D.A. in Humanistic Studies with focus on Intercultural Communication and Education. Costs of transcribing interviews, needed since she has carpal tunnel syndrome. She is using ethnographic methods to study democratic participation techniques in a pre-kindergarten to eighth grade
alternative school.

Yi Yang ($500) 
Employee of Wadsworth Center and student enrolled in Masters' in Public Health program. She is a former doctor from Tianjin now working as a laboratory technician and studying breast cancer. For tuition for summer course at the University of Michigan on cancer epidemiology.

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