MADISON — Eight winners of the 2014-15 Outstanding Women of Color awards, who are heavily involved in the campus as well as the Madison community through their work toward research and civic enrichment, have been announced by UW-Madison.
The eight will be honored at a free reception on Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 5-7 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge of the Pyle Center.
This year’s winners are Shawnika Hull, Lillian Tong, Angela Byars-Winston, Marla Delgado-Guerrero, Michelle Robinson, Eva Vivian, Ruttanatip (Dang) Chonwerawong, and Carla Pugh
The selection committee has also named Tong and Hull as the UW-Madison honorees for the UW System 19th Annual Awards to Outstanding Women of Color in Education.
This year’s 17 nominations from across the university’s academic and administrative areas is a record high.
“In the past seven years, UW-Madison has established a tradition of celebrating the tremendous work women of color do both on campus and in the larger community,” says Ruby Paredes, interim associate vice provost for diversity and climate.
“Not long after the UW System launched the Woman of Color in Education Awards nearly 20 years ago, we began to realize the Madison campus had a growing number of dedicated women who give so much and are seldom recognized. Now, each year the number of nominees grows and we’re more than pleased to celebrate their accomplishments and contributions.”