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WLP presents Faculty Research Awards to women researchers across USF System

Six USF women faculty were each presented with faculty research awards April 6 at the 12th Annual Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Awards Dinner.


From left, WLP Awards Chair Dr. Lagretta Lenker, USF St. Petersburg Recipient Dr. Kathryn Arthur, USF Sarasota-Manatee Recipient Dr. Fawn Ngo, Junior Faculty Recipient Dr. Elizabeth Miller, Instructor Recipient Dr. Doreen MacAulay.  Not pictured: USF Tampa Recipient Jeanne Travers and USF Health Sciences Recipient Dr. Stephanie Marhefka.

In welcoming remarks, USF System President Judy Genshaft recognized this year’s winners for their ambition and leadership.

“This wonderful event helps spotlight leaders at USF, women who advance science and scholarly research, who teach tomorrow’s leaders, and who are a voice for women's issues, initiatives and successes,” she said. “As the 2017 recipients of WLP’s Faculty Research Awards, you are being recognized for your research excellence. Congratulations to you all. We thank you for your work, your passion for your research, and your drive to be a leader. We look forward to your continued success.”

This year’s winners are:

· Jeanne Travers, professor, School of Theatre and Dance, College of The Arts, USF Tampa.

· Fawn Ngo, associate professor of criminology, and president, Faculty Senate, USF Sarasota-Manatee.

· Kathryn Weedman Arthur, associate professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences, USF St. Petersburg.

· Elizabeth Miller, assistant professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences, USF Tampa. USF System Junior Faculty Award.

· Doreen MacAulay, instructor, Department Information Systems Decision Sciences, Muma College of Business, USF Tampa. USF System Instructor Award.

· Stephanie Marhefka, associate professor, Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, USF Tampa. Health Sciences Award.

Please click here to take a look at a video highlighting these women faculty.

The Women in Leadership and Philanthropy (WLP) program at USF is focused on engaging and educating its members in support of women and women's initiatives throughout the USF System and in our communities.

WLP was formed in 2005 with the leadership of USF System President Judy Genshaft, longtime USF supporter Carol Morsani, and Tampa Bay's leading philanthropists, business professionals and entrepreneurs to support a common purpose: promoting the educational and research endeavors of women throughout the university system.

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