Honors or Awards for a Trio of Women in Higher Education

The Rhode Island International Film Festival is dedicating it 22nd season to honor Winifred E. Brownell, dean emerita of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Rhode Island. Brownell taught at the University of Rhode Island for 46 years and served as dean from 1999 until her retirement last year.

The festival is also creating a scholarship in Brownell’s name for students at the University of Rhode Island.

Pat Martin, director of off-campus study at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, received the Education Abroad Leadership Award from NAFSA: Association of International Educators. The award honors study abroad educators with at least 15 years of experience in the field.

Martin has been on the staff at the college since 2009. She is the editor of Crisis Management and Education Abroad (NAFSA, 2017).

Jill Marshall, an assistant professor of geosciences at the University of Arkansas, has been selected to receive the 2018 Luna B. Leopold Young Scientist Award from the American Geophysical Union. Dr. Marshall will be honored and deliver a lecture at the union’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., this December.

Dr. Marshall is a graduate of what is now California State University, East Bay in Hayward, where she majored in earth and environmental sciences. She holds a master’s degree in geosciences from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D. in geosciences from the University of Oregon.


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