Women’s Studies seeks nominations for Notable Women of ETSU

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JOHNSON CITY (March 5, 2015) – Nominations are sought for the 2015 Notable Women of ETSU awards, which recognize women academics whose expertise has had an impact on the East Tennessee region and beyond.

The Notable Women awards and the colloquium during which they are presented honor and celebrate notable women by exposing ETSU and the surrounding community to the expertise and accomplishments of women academics on campus; providing a forum for the exchange of ideas, research and projects generated by women faculty; and identifying women faculty at ETSU whose work has advanced the understanding of women and their lives.

This awards program, now in its 14th year, is sponsored by Women’s Studies at ETSU.

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, March 20, at 4 p.m.  Two honorees will be selected by the Women’s Studies Steering Committee and will be announced in April.

To nominate an individual, send electronic versions of the nominee’s CV and one letter or email of nomination.  Include the nominee’s name, title, academic rank and departmental affiliation.  The nomination letter should be no more than four pages and should complement the CV rather than duplicate its contents.  Nominators should address why they believe their candidates contribute to the campus and/or larger community, how their professional work or personal stories inspire women or influence their lives, and how they have contributed to their disciplines or areas of interest in terms of service, teaching, administration, research or “unsung” areas.

Nominations and questions may be sent to .  For more information, contact Dr. Phyllis Thompson, director of Women’s Studies, at 423-439-4125 or

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