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WFPA Seeks Nominations for Annual Awards

January 22, 1999 -- The Women Faculty and Professional Association is seeking nominations for two annual awards: the Woman of Achievement Award, which honors a woman who has led the way in improving the status of women or who is outstanding in her role as a manager, organizer, researcher or teacher; and The Aspiring Woman Award, given to to a female U.Va. employee who has returned to school to obtain a degree (associate, undergraduate or graduate).

All women employed by the University are eligible for both awards, which will be made at the WFPA spring luncheon on May 5.

Nomination packages for the Woman of Achievement award should include a letter of nomination, a summary of accomplishments (e.g., current resumé, curriculum vitae, or summary statement), and two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the nominee's accomplishments. Please provide specific details related to the nominee's professional achievements, including her role in the promotion of women's issues at the University.

Send the package to the selection committee in care of Karen Allen, Box 262, Environmental Health and Safety (or call her at 982-4913). Materials must be received by noon March 1. Resubmissions of previous nominations are encouraged.

Previous recipients include Beth Meyer, Laurie Lee Fajardo, Annette Gibbs, Colette Capone, Karen Chandler, Prue Thorner, Miriam Birdwhistle, Eleanor May, Lucy Hale, Barbara Kelly, Sharon Davie and Adelle Robertson.

The Aspiring Woman Award is an annual $250 scholarship. To be eligible, the woman must have been a University employee, either full- or part-time, for at least one year, and be enrolled in a degree program. An application, letter of recommendation from a faculty adviser and a copy of the applicant's most recent grades are required.

For an application form or more details, contact Kathy Sudduth at 924-5184.

The application deadline is March 5 at noon.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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