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Notable Honors or Awards for 11 Women With Ties to American Higher Education

Notable Honors or Awards for 11 Women With Ties to American Higher Education

Here is a listing of women faculty members or administrators in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

College of William & Mary's Names Plaza in Honor of Its First Woman Board Member

College of William & Mary’s Names Plaza in Honor of Its First Woman Board Member

The sundial area near the Swem Library at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, has been named in honor of Mary-Cooke Branch Munford, who served on the Board of Visitors from 1920 to 1924 and was a major force in establishing co-education at the college.

The College of William & Mary in Virginia Celebrates 100 Years of Co-Education

The College of William & Mary in Virginia Celebrates 100 Years of Co-Education

In the fall of 1918, 24 women were admitted as undergraduate students to the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. This made William & Mary the first public university in the Commonwealth of Virginia to allow the enrollment of women.

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Academia

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Academia

Stepping down from their posts are Louise Lonabocker at Boston College, Nancy Kleniewski at SUNY Oneonta, Sue Haug at Pennsylvania State University, and Susan Grover of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Three Women Scholars Announce Their Retirements

Three Women Scholars Announce Their Retirements

Sandra J. Deloatch, a professor of computer science at Norfolk State University, Susan Grover, vice provost at the College of William & Mary, and Sue Day-Perroots, associate provost at West Virginia University, have retired or will do so later this year.

Heather MacDonald Is a Finalist for the $250,000 Cherry Award

Heather MacDonald Is a Finalist for the $250,000 Cherry Award

R. Heather MacDonald, Chancellor Professor of Geology at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, has been named one of the three finalists for the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching.