Call for nominations: Dr. PB Poorman Award
We are currently accepting nominations for the 2014 Dr. PB Poorman Award, which recognizes the distinguished and consistent achievements in service of LGBTQ People within UW System. The award will be presented as part of the joint UW System LGBTQ Conference/Wisconsin Women's Studies Conference, to be held on October 17-19, 2014 at UW-River Falls. To be eligible, individuals must either be currently employed 50 percent time or greater as a member of the UW-Milwaukee faculty, instructional or non-instructional academic staff, classified staff, or a currently enrolled UW-Milwaukee student. Nomination materials should address the following criteria: Outstanding achievements as evidenced by performance that consistently and substantially has resulted in important and significant contributions to the LGBTQ communities within the UW System. These contributions must be above and beyond the assigned duties of the nominee's role. The recipient may not have previously received the award or be an active member of the award committee. In addition, the recipient will have:
Background Information on Dr. P.B. Poorman
Dr. P.B. Poorman played an instrumental role in the foundation of the UW System Inclusivity Initiative for LGBTQ People, as a member of the original Steering and Research Committees. Her contributions to improving the lives of LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff through research, teaching, service and advocacy all served to define and lay out the identity and activities of the systemwide Inclusivity Initiative. Dr. Poorman used her boundless energy, humor, and determination to bring about action within the group and to help the group gain recognition from the wider university community.
Among other accomplishments, Dr. Poorman carried out the research and laid the groundwork to bring in a nationally-known climate assessment expert to conduct a system-wide evaluation of the experiences of diverse people throughout the UW System. This achievement epitomizes Dr. Poorman's rich contributions to creating a welcoming university climate for all individuals.
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