Women Center's 2015 Award Recipients Announced
Congratulations to the 2015 Dr. M. Celeste Nichols Award recipients:
Lauren L. Evanovich, Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction; Nadia T. Nelson, Ph.D., Criminal Justice; Heidi M. Williams, Ph.D., Sociology
The Dr. M. Celeste Nichols Award is given to UofL graduate students for travel or other professional development needs apart from tuition or books. It is named in honor of M. Celeste Nichols--student, scholar, mentor, and professor. She was the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from UofL’s English Department. Dr. Nichols taught African- American literature and basic writing at UofL, Kentucky State University and at Bellarmine University before her death in 1996 at age 45. Winners are chosen according to how well their intended use of the award supports the mission of the Women’s Center and Dr. Nichols’ legacy. This award is given with generous support from the Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality (CODRE).
Caywanta M. Artis, the 2015 Ann T. Allen Endowed Scholarship recipient
The Ann T. Allen Endowed Scholarship is for current University of Louisville undergraduate student-parents and the annual amount to be awarded is approximately $1,000 to students who meet the criteria.
All will be recognized at the Women’s Center Empowerment Luncheon on November 10th, 2015.