The Inspirational Woman of the Year Award recognizes the achievements of women staff and faculty affiliated with Michigan State University (including main campus and all off-site and satellite campuses). The award highlights woman-identified individuals who demonstrate integrity, leadership, quality performance, integrative and inclusive action, and influence on campus and in the community. The goal is to elevate and advance MSU’s culture of appreciation for the courageous and empowering work of the women change agents at MSU. Three individuals will be honored—one in each nomination category as outlined below. Recipients of the Inspirational Woman of the Year Award will be recognized in March 2016.
2015 (Inaugural) Inspirational Woman of the Year Awards
Community Outreach Award
Ms. Audrey Bentley, Community Outreach Senior Coordinator, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives
Professional Achievement Award
Dr. Jeanne Wald, Professor, Department of Mathematics
Culture of Empowerment Award
Dr. Karin Wurst, Advisor to the Provost for Intercultural Learning and Engagement, Office of the Provost