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Awards & Grants

Women of Promise

IndentThe annual Women of Promise Dinner honors undergraduate women students of exceptional promise. Tenured women faculty nominate students and accompany them to the dinner. The Women of Promise Dinner also fosters mentoring relationships between faculty and students, and increases the students' involvement in the intellectual life of the University.

E. A. Trabant Award for Women's Excellence

IndentThe Commission on the Status of Women has established an award in recognition of President Emeritus E. Arthur Trabant's support for women's equity at the University of Delaware. The E. Arthur Trabant Award for Women's Equity is given annually to any individual, department, administrative unit, or committee which has contributed to equity for women at the University. The Commission defines "contributions" broadly to encourage as wide a range of nominations as possible, but examples might include developing exemplary programs or curricula, implementing innovative policies and procedures related to women's equity, and enhancing existing services to women.


2006 E. A. Trabant Award Winner

IndentThe Commission hosted the annual Trabant Award reception in May. This year’s E. Arthur Trabant Institutional Award for Women’s Equity was presented to Professor Marian Palley, former director of the Women’s Studies Program and professor of Political Science and International Relations. Under Dr. Palley’s leadership, the faculty of Women’s Studies increased from two part-time faculty lines to four regular positions including three assistant professors and one chaired professor. Dr. Palley was honored for her efforts in mentoring women students, her initiatives in expanding the curriculum to include a more global perspective, and her service to community organizations that focus on women’s equity issues.

Past Trabant Award Winners

Dr. Donald Crossan
Dr. Lila C. Murphy
Dr. Florence Geis
Mr. Robert Harrison
Paul Ferguson
Barbara Gates
Richie Holland
Sandra Harding
David Hollowell
Barbara Kelly
Mary Ann Hitchens
Mary Richards
David Finnie
John Rosenberger
Norma Gaines-Hanks
Latitia Greene
Russell Murray
Margaret Andersen
Graci Feit
Nancy Geist-Giacomini
Cheryl Davis
Carol Hoffecker
Alvina Quintana
Raymond Callahan
Lori Pollock
Eric Kaler
Marian Palley
Wellspring and the Gynecology Unit of Student Health Services
Residence Life - Megan Becker, Joyce Fedina, Kim Kirn
College of English Industrial Mentor Program



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