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WFPA to honor Bunker, Toms and Black

WFPA to honor Bunker, Toms and Black

Linda Bunker Staff Report

The Women Faculty and Professional Association has announced the winners of its three major annual awards, who will be honored April 30 at its spring luncheon.

The Woman of Achievement Award, which recognizes a woman who is a leader in the effort to improve the status and professional environment of women within the University community, goes this year to Linda K. Bunker, William Parrish Professor of Education and a professor of Human Services in the Curry School of Education.

At U.Va., Bunker has chaired the Department of Kinesiology, served as associate dean and sat on many school and University committees. A tireless advocate for girls and women in sport, she works extensively with the Women’s Sports Foundation, has testified before Congress and is a sought-after speaker. She has authored 14 books and over l00 articles related to enhancing human performance, and has received numerous distinctions and awards during her career.

The WFPA’s new Leading Light Award recognizes a woman who is in the early to middle stage of her career and who demonstrates “professional qualities and behaviors that are an asset to her place of work within U.Va. and to her colleagues alike.” The inaugural recipient is Martha Ann Toms, acting director of U.Va.’s Academic Center at Lynchburg and assistant director of the center’s conference division for K-12 education in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

In nominating Toms, Continuing and Professional Studies dean Sondra Stallard wrote, “Martha Ann has helped to turn a climate of competition to one of collaboration, and she has gained the respect and gratitude of many while showing them that all can be successful through cooperation and mutual support.”

Elizabeth BlackThis year’s winner of the Aspiring Woman Award, a $500 scholarship for a female employee who has returned to pursue an associate, undergraduate or graduate degree, is Elizabeth Black, recruiting coordinator for University Career Services.

Black is pursuing a bachelor’s degree from U.Va. and plans to attend graduate school in law or counseling with a focus on child advocacy. One of her professional goals is to establish a certificate program in law concentrating on domestic issues for people in the social services field, she said, adding that it is important for social services staff to have a solid understanding of law and policy when working with the community and the court system.

Reservations for the luncheon, which costs $19 per person, are due by April 19. For information, call 982-3283 or e-mail robbie@virginia.edu.


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