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Call for nominations – Women’s Commission Awards

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women annually honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to improve the status of women. These awards include:

  • Outstanding woman academic faculty member
  • Outstanding woman classified staff
  • Outstanding woman graduate student
  • Outstanding woman undergraduate student
  • Distinguished contributor
  • Thea McCrary Student Award for Outstanding Service, named in honor of the late Thea McCrary, former captain of the Clemson University Police Department and a former chair of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women

Complete nomination packets for all awards must be submitted to the Women’s Commission office in 127 Hardin Hall by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.

Honorees will be recognized at a reception Thursday, March 13, 2014.

Download nomination forms from the Women’s Commission website:

If you have questions or need additional information, contact Linda Tindal at 864-656-1532 or ltindal@clemson.edu.

Descriptions of the award categories are below:

Outstanding Woman; Outstanding Contributor

Recipients of the Outstanding Woman Awards are selected from the following categories: academic faculty, classified staff, graduate student and undergraduate. Honorees in the distinguished contributor category may be male or female alumni, senior administrators, unclassified staff, non-academic faculty, major gift donors or other individuals who have made significant contributions to improving the status of women.

Nominees will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Professional achievement within category
  • Service as a role model within the University
  • Service as a role model outside the University
  • Performance in “unique” circumstances of merit
  • Efforts to promote the status of women

To nominate an individual, submit a vita, resume or summary of activities (two-page maximum) and two letters of support, along with a completed nomination form, available online here.

Thea McCrary Student Award for Outstanding Service

This award honors a student who is engaged in public service or education on matters critical to the lives of women and society in general. Any student (male or female) who, during the previous academic year, has been engaged in community service may be nominated. The recipient will receive a $150 stipend.

To nominate an individual, submit a letter of nomination detailing the student’s service activities and two letters of recommendation, along with a completed nomination form, available online here.

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