Notable Awards to Women in Higher Education

• Sherry J. Yennello, Regents Professor of Chemistry and associate dean for faculty affairs in the College of Science at Texas A&M University, has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal from the American Chemical Society.

Dr. Yennello has taught at Texas A&M since 1993. She holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University.

• Patricia Skinner, president of Gaston College in Dallas, North Carolina, was named Wells Fargo President of the Year by the North Carolina Community College System.

Dr. Skinner has led Gaston College for 17 years.

Dr. Skinner holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western Michigan University and an educational doctorate from Ohio State University.

• Sara Dubow, assistant professor of history at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, received the 2011 Bancroft Prize from Columbia University for her book, Ourselves Unborn: A History of the Fetus in Modern America (Oxford University Press).

Dr. Dubow is a 1991 graduate of Williams College and holds a Ph.D. from Rutgers University. She has been on the Williams College faculty since 2007.

• Susan Band Horowitz, the Rose C. Falkenstein Professor of Cancer Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University, received the Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research from the American Association of Cancer Research.

Dr. Horowitz is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and holds a Ph.D. from Brandeis University.

• Clare Cavanagh, professor of Slavic languages and literature at Northwestern University, received the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism for her book Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics: Russia, Poland, and the West (Yale University Press).

• Marlene Cutitar, clinical assistant professor of surgery at the Brown University medical school in Providence, Rhode Island, was named 2011 Woman Physician of the Year by the Rhode Island Medical Women’s Association.

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