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2020 WGSS Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2020 WGSS Award Winners: Yi-Ting Chang (English/WGSS) Kris McLain (Philosophy/WGSS) Miriam Gonzales (English/WGSS) Katie Ellis (French and Francophone Studies/WGSS) Clara Miller (Department Marshal) Lily Weaver Murray Kayla Bert Louisa Soohoo Olivia Sarkisian Rose Tillson Lyra Stubbs Sophie Haiman Kayla Bert Abigail Carr
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2020 WGSS Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2020 WGSS Award Winners

Graduate Winners

Yi-Ting Chang (English/WGSS) - Sara Woods Outstanding Graduate Student Award

The Sara Woods Outstanding Graduate Student Award recognizes excellence in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies scholarship.

Kris McLain (Philosophy/WGSS) - Sara Woods Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award

The Sara Woods Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award recognizes excellence in WGSS teaching.

Miriam Gonzales (English/WGSS) and Katie Ellis (French and Francophone Studies/WGSS) - Laura Richardson Whitaker Memorial Graduate Fund

The Laura Richardson Whittaker Memorial Award recognizes excellence in research.

Undergraduate Winners

Clara Miller - WGSS Department Marshal

Kayla Bert - The Carolyn Sachs Feminist Leadership Award

The Carolyn Sachs Feminist Leadership Award recognizes an undergraduate student who has demonstrated sustained feminist leadership on the Penn State campus and in the broader community.

Lily Weaver Murray - The Outstanding Undergraduate Award

The Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award is presented each year to a student in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) who demonstrates an understanding of, and commitment to, feminist principles through scholarly work and feminist activism.

Louisa Soohoo - Mimi Barash Coppersmith Endowed Scholarship in Women’s Studies

The Mimi Barash Coppersmith Endowed Scholarship in Women’s Studies recognizes undergraduate students who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success. In honor of Marian (Mimi)Barash Coppersmith, from daughters Nan and Carol Barash and their families.

Olivia Sarkisian - The Laura Richardson Whitaker Memorial Undergraduate Award in Women’s Studies 

The Laura Richardson Whitaker Memorial Award in Women's Studies is awarded for the encouragement and recognition of outstanding undergraduate research focusing on women in history. In memory of Laura Richardson Whitaker, ‘88.

Clara Miller and Rose Tillson - Wietlisback Family Award in the Department of Women's Studies

The Wietlisbach Family Award in the Department of Women’s Studies,established by Binney H.C. Wietlisbach and Bruce Wietlisbach, recognizes WGSS majors who have demonstrated academic excellence. 

Lyra Stubbs, Sophie Haiman, Kayla Bert, Abigail Carr - Judith Hardes Fund in the College of Liberal Arts

The Hardes Endowed Fund recognizes outstanding undergraduates majoring in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies who demonstrate a strong interest in women’s reproductive rights, health access, reproductive rights, and in policy-making relating to women’s health.