Six Academic Women Honored for Scholarship or Service

Mary M. Doyle, vice chancellor for information technology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has been selected to receive the 2011 Distinguished Service Award from the Society for College and University Planning.

Dr. Doyle holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Arizona State University and a doctorate from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the coauthor of the book, Technology-Driven Planning: Principles to Practice.

Sara Manzano-Diaz, director of the Women’s Bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor, received the One Woman Award from the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership at the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. The awards banquet raised more than $200,000 to provide scholarships for minority women at the medical school.

Manzano-Diaz is a graduate of Boston University and holds a law degree from Rutgers University.

The board of trustees of Vanderbilt University has voted to name the commons building for first-year students in honor of Martha R. Ingram, who has served as chair of the board of trustees for the past 12 years. The building will now be known as the Martha Rivers Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt University. A sculpture of Ingrams has been commissioned for placement in the building.

Mary Shaw, the Alan J. Perlis Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, will receive the 2011 Outstanding Research Award from the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Software Engineering.

Since earning her Ph.D. in computer science at Carnegie Mellon in 1972, Dr. Shaw has served on the university’s faculty. She was an associate dean for professional education from 1992 to 1999.

Jane Springer, visiting assistant professor of English at Hamilton College, won the 2011 Beatrice Hawley Award for her book of poetry Murder Ballad.

Dr. Springer holds a Ph.D. in creative writing from Florida State University. Her earlier award-winning collection of poetry, Dear Blackbird, was published by the University of Utah Press in 2007.

Monika Shafi, the Elias Ahuja Professor of German and director of the women’s studies program at the University of Delaware, received the E. Arthur Trabant Award for Women’s Equity from the university’s Office of Equity and Inclusion.

A graduate of the University of Freiburg in Germany, Dr. Shafi earned her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland. She has taught at the University of Delaware since 1986.

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