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Athena Presidents

Traci Craig
Athena Co-President - Faculty
Associate Dean, College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Julie Lang Lorentz
Athena Co-President - Staff
Coordinator, Professional Development & Learning

How to Nominate a Woman of the Year

Nomination Instructions for Athena Woman of the Year

The Athena Women of the Year award is given annually to women who have demonstrated clear and sustained dedication to women’s professional enhancement at the University of Idaho.  Women of the Year are women who truly represent the mission of Athena and fearlessly engage both professionally and personally in making changes that support and forward the mission of Athena.   These are women who have truly gone above and beyond the call of duty to provide mentorship to other women, advocate for an inclusive and supportive climate, volunteering and engaging across the University in ways that carry out in word and deed the mission of Athena. Nominees may also be engaged in other efforts, beyond our campus. This award should not be based on a single achievement, but rather on the totality of a person’s efforts over a sustained period of time carried out on behalf of women at the University of Idaho.

Who’s eligible?:

Any woman currently working in a board appointed position of at least half-time at UI  for a minimum of three (3) years.

How to nominate?

A. Write a nominating letter that includes the following:
  1. Name of nominee, their position at UI, and  contact information including office phone number, campus mail and email addresses
  2. Nominator’s relationship (if any) to the nominee
  3. Brief summaries of the following three areas:
    • Outstanding professional accomplishments
    • Outstanding service to UI and the local community
    • Outstanding service to Athena

B.  Provide from one (1) to three (3) letters of support .

As nominator, please include your own name, campus e-mail and telephone number and indicate if the selection committee can contact you for any additional information or clarification regarding the nominee.

Deadline for submission: Friday, February 6, 2015

Award Ceremony: March 25th time and location TBD. 

Send nominations to: Julie Lang Lorentz, Athena Co-President - - MC 3169 - Electronic submission with attachments preferred. (Subject or attention to: WOTY)

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