UW System P. B. Poorman Award

Friday, October 17th, 11:30am-1:30pm

The UW System P.B Poorman Award was initiated in 2006 to recognize a UW System faculty, academic or classified staff, or registered UWS student for their excellence in advocacy, research, teaching, or service on behalf of the LGBTQ communities. The award recognizes outstanding achievement as evidenced by consistent and significant contributions to the LGBTQ communities within the UW System beyond job responsibilities.

The award is named after the late Professor P.B. Poorman, who played an instrumental role in the foundation of the UW System Inclusivity Initiative for LGBTQ People. Her contributions to improving the lives of LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff through research, teaching, service, and advocacy all served to define the systemwide Inclusivity Initiative. Dr. Poorman used her boundless energy, humor, and determination to foster action and to help the organizing effort gain recognition from the wider university community. To honor Dr. Poorman’s legacy to the state of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin System, and the LGBTQ communities, the UW System LGBTQ Inclusivity Initiative established this annual award in her name.

2014 Recipient: Julie Miller, LGBTQ Program Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Stout

UW System Outstanding Women of Color in Education

Saturday, October 18th, 11:30am-1:30pm

(You may register to attend just the luncheon.)

The UW System Outstanding Women of Color in Education Awards were initiated in 1994 to acknowledge the ties and shared concerns among administrators, faculty, staff, and students within Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies, and to uphold a continuing commitment to Plan 2008: Education Quality through Racial and Ethnic Diversity. That commitment continues through support for multiple accessibility and diversity efforts throughout the UW System.

Annually each UW system institution is asked to identify a recipient of award. The honorees can be faculty, students, staff, or community members who meet the award criteria. In addition to acknowledgements by their home campus or institution, the honorees receive statewide recognition and are invited to the annual UW System Outstanding Women of Color in Education Awards ceremony. This event is co-sponsored by the UW System Women’s Studies Consortium and the UW System Office of Diversity Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Past award recipients can be found at»

2014 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award Recipients

UW-Colleges, Maa Vue
UW-Extension, Shelley King-Curry
UW-Eau Claire, Sanjukta Chaudhuri
UW-Green Bay, Giselle Simons
UW-La Crosse, Sara Docan-Morgan
UW-Madison, Shawnika Hull, Lillian Tong
UW-Milwaukee, Chia Youyee Vang
UW-Oshkosh, Grace Lim
UW-Parkside, Jennifer Correa
UW-Platteville, Lakisha Clinton
UW-River Falls, Bee Vang
UW-Stevens Point, Oluyomi Ogunnaike-Lafe
UW-Stout, Vickie Sanchez
UW-Superior, Gabriela Theis & Kang Her
UW-Whitewater, Catherine Chan

2014 Award recipient biographies will be available here soon.