honors Sisson and Allen
Sisson, associate dean of students, was recently named this year's
Woman of Achievement, one of two annual awards given by the Women
Faculty and Professional Association. Teresa Renee Allen,
a nurse who works at the Cancer Center, will receive the Aspiring
Woman Award, given to a U.Va. employee to support her decision
to further her education. Both women will be honored at the spring
luncheon and awards ceremony May 3.
is being recognized for her contributions to the University, where
she has worked in the Dean of Students office for almost 12 years.
She has developed or enhanced several programs, including those
for Family Weekend and for womenıs leadership. In addition, she
has been instrumental in working on the Universityıs handling
of resolutions to sexual assault cases.
also launched a peer-oriented Women's Leadership Development Program
a few years ago to give female students an opportunity to explore
their leadership potential. In addition, she serves on the Womenıs
Center Council and the Athletic Advisory Committee.
Allen overcame obstacles in her personal life and, at 35, earned
an associate degree in nursing from New River Community College
in 1995. She began working at the University Hospital about three
years ago. She will graduate from the U.Va. School of Nursing
in May with a bachelorıs degree and intends to pursue a master's.
Having discovered an interest in teaching, she will also begin
teaching certified nursing assistants.
luncheon will be held at noon in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom. Although
the reservation deadline is April 28, call Lucy Russell at 243-2983
to see if places are still available. Lunch costs $15 for WFPA
members and $18 for non-members.