Awards to Women in Higher Education

Sandra L. Kurtinitis, president of the Community College of Baltimore County in Maryland, received the 2011 Mildred Bulpitt Woman of the Year Award from the American Association of Women in Community Colleges. President Kurtinitis was honored for outstanding service to women in community colleges.

Dr. Kurtinitis is a graduate of Misericordia in Dallas, Pennsylvania. She holds a master’s degree in British literature from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. in American civilization from George Washington University.

Betsy Bowen, professor of English at Fairfield University, received the 2011 Connecticut Higher Education Community Service Award from the Connecticut Department of Higher Education. Professor Bowen was honored for her work with the Mercy Learning Center in Bridgeport, a nonprofit group that provides literacy and life skills training for low-income women.

Professor Bowen is a graduate of Colby College. She holds a master’s degree from Middlebury College and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.

Carolyn Marvin, the Frances Yates Professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, will receive the Fellows Book Award from the International Communication Association at the ICA conference in Boston in May. Professor Marvin was honored for her book When Old Technologies Were New: Thinking About Communication in the Late Nineteenth Century (Oxford University Press).

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