Student nominees being accepted for Achieving Women Award

January 08, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — To celebrate the many accomplishments of women in various roles across the University, the Commission for Women (CFW) annually recognizes seven women for their leadership and service to the community. Women selected for the Achieving Women Award will be honored at the commission's annual luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8, at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.

The Commission for Women's Achieving Women Award recognizes Penn State women who have shown notable leadership and accomplishment in their fields, and who 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. Eligible women are current employees and students of Penn State in the following categories: faculty, staff exempt, staff nonexempt, administrator, technical service, undergraduate student, and graduate student (including postdoctoral fellows and scholars). One award is typically given in each of the seven categories.

There are two categories specifically for student nominees: undergraduate and graduate (including postdoctoral fellows and scholars). To submit nominations, visit

Submissions are due no later than Wednesday, Feb. 10. For more information, contact CFW Awards Committee co-chairs Erin Long ( or Jenn Stewart (, or call the Commission for Women office at 814-863-8493.

Last Updated January 08, 2016