Commission for Women accepting nominations for annual awards

January 12, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Each year, the Commission for Women (CFW) recognizes an exceptional mentor in the University community and celebrates women who have shown remarkable professionalism and leadership at Penn State. Nominations are currently being sought for the Rosemary Schraer Mentoring Award and the Achieving Women Award. Recipients selected for these awards will be honored at the commission’s annual luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.

Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12.

The Rosemary Schraer Mentoring Award is presented each spring to a University employee who exemplifies Schraer’s giving of herself as a mentor and who has voluntarily, over a period of time, helped others recognize and achieve their potential. Consideration is given to any employee (administrator, faculty, technical service or staff member) who has a record of outstanding mentoring service that goes beyond the requirements of his/her employment duties and responsibilities.

The Achieving Women Award recognizes seven Penn State women who have shown notable leadership and accomplishment in their fields, and have gone beyond the requirements of employment duties and responsibilities in their support of the University’s diversity efforts, promotion of equal opportunity or contribution to human causes and public service activities. These awards are presented to current employees and students of Penn State from each of the following categories: faculty, staff exempt, staff nonexempt, administrator, technical service, and undergraduate and graduate students (including postdoctoral fellows and scholars).

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Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12.

For more information, contact CFW Awards Committee co-chairs Angela Rogers ( or Vicki Hoffman ( or call the Commission for Women office at 814-863-8493.

Last Updated January 15, 2015