Notable Awards to Women in Higher Education

Christine Moffitt, professor of fish and wildlife resources at the University of Idaho, received the 2011 Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Award from the university’s Women’s Center.

Professor Moffitt is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz. She earned a master’s degree at Smith College and was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in fisheries science at the University of Massachusetts. Professor Moffitt was honored for her work to increase diversity in fisheries science.

Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, received The Judge Lois G. Forer Child Advocacy Award, from the Support Center for Child Advocates in Philadelphia. The organization provides pro bono legal services for children in crisis. Judge Forer was a judge in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas who was a lifelong advocate for children.


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