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Terry Alexander Award 

Every year an undergraduate receives the Terry Alexander Award, honoring the mother of Courtney Alexander, a Women's Studies major who graduated in 2006. Terry was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1982, and worked to raise awareness about the disease until her death in 2006. This award is given annually to a graduating major in Women’s and Gender Studies, who has completed the Gender, Sexuality, and Public Health track, and is interested in a career in health care and/or health advocacy.

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          Terry Alexander Award Recipients 

            2009    Janice Lorenzana

            2010    Diana Gonzalez

            2011    Sarah Rooney 

            2012     Lindsay Maurin

            2013     Jaclynn Chen

            2014     Suhaira Choudhry  

            2015    Ascheley Charles 

            2016    Raven Dorsey

            2017    Carinna Emilio 

         Carinna Emiilo with the Alexander Family                      2018    Maylene Navarra & Talissa Tejada

                                                                                                                 2019   Isha Joshi

                                                                                                                 2020   Nic Grima

                                                                                                                 2021   Lucy Gordon

MJ and Maylene        Melissa & Talissa                   

         Professor Mary Jo Bona & Maylene Navarra                                     Talissa Tejada & Professor Melissa Forbis

Academic Excellence Award

2017 - Matthew Stern & Masooma Kazmi
2018 - Ashley Barry &   Nicole Lado
2019 - Taylor Drost
2020 - Jessica Tom & Jeannette Blanchette 
2021 - McKenzi Thi Murphy
Activism & Academic Excellence Award
2017 - Shaniza Nizam
2018 - Genevieve Ruzicka
2019 - Farzana Khan
2020 - Zach Davidson 
University Recognition of WGSS Students

Academic Achievement Award  given by the Division of Campus Residences & Division of Student Life. Recognizes outstanding undergraduates who have earned a perfect 4.0 GPA for four semesters.

2017 - Nicole Lado

 Provost's Award for Academic Excellence
2020 - Elizabeth Varghese 
Community Service Award   given to s tudents who have given generously of their time, serving in various capacities, for the benefit of the University and surrounding community
2020 -  Zach Davidson

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                                        Nicole Lado                                                                         Professor Lisa Diedrich and Nicole Lado