Nominations sought for Violet Haas Award

January 21, 2011

The Council on the Status of Women at Purdue is seeking nominees for the 2011 Violet Haas Award.

Established in 1990, the award recognizes individuals, programs or departments at Purdue that have facilitated the advancement of women in hiring, promotion, education and salary, or have enhanced a positive professional climate for women at the University.
   
The award is named for Haas, an electrical engineering professor from 1962 to 1986, who was instrumental in the early development of the Purdue chapter of the Society of Women Engineers.
   
Criteria for the award include a demonstration of the breadth and impact of the nominee's accomplishments within and beyond the responsibilities of his/her position; a demonstration of the nominee's noteworthy efforts on behalf of women faculty, staff and/or students at Purdue; and examples of the nominee's efforts on behalf of women outside of Purdue (if applicable). The nominee's length of service at Purdue and time period of accomplishments also will be considered.
   
To nominate someone for the award, a nomination letter up to three pages in length, a maximum of four letters of support and the nominee's resume, up to four pages in length, should be submitted. Nominations can be considered for two consecutive years. Nominators will be contacted each year to update documentation for the award.
   
Nominations are due Feb. 18. Send an original and four copies to Gina Kerr, Violet Haas Award Selection Committee, Office of Institutional Equity, Young Hall, 155 S. Grant St., West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114. The award recipient will receive a plaque at a spring reception and have her or his name added to the Violet Haas Legacy Plaque outside Room 108, Purdue Memorial Union.
   
The Council on the Status of Women was formed in 1988-89 to create a voice for women at Purdue by studying existing University practices and procedures and women's professional concerns. The group makes proposals for adjustments and changes to appropriate University officials.