Annual Women of Color Day Awards:
Call for Nominations February 18
the University Community:
Women of Color Awards are given in recognition of individuals
who have conscientiously endeavored to increase respect for women
of color at Penn, University of Pennsylvania Health Systems, Presbyterian,
Pennsylvania Hospitals and the Delaware Valley community. Annually,
awards are given in three categories: faculty/staff, graduate
and/or professional student, and undergraduate student.
Criteria: Nominees must be affiliated with Penn, University
of Pennsylvania Health Systems, Presbyterian or Pennsylvania Hospital
and have demonstrated:
impact on the community
to enhancing quality of life for and/or serving as a rolemodel
for women of color
- How has
the nominee contributed to the betterment of the community?
nominee's involvement in activities that are beyond the scope
of the individual's job or coursework.
a problem within the Penn, University of Pennsylvania Health
Systems, Presbyterian, Pennsylvania, or Delaware Valley community
that has been effectively addressed by the nominee.
are the distinguishing qualities or characteristics that make
your nominee appropriate for the Women of Color Award?
add any additional information about your nominee, which you
believe, would be helpful to the Awards Subcommittee's selection
nominiation form must be returned no later than February 18, 2002.
are also sought for The Dr. Helen Octavia Dickens Lifetime Achievement
Award. This award is named in honor of the late Dr. Helen Octavia
Dickens, its first recipient. In 1991, Dr. Helen O. Dickens was
nominated for an award of merit, but it quickly became apparent
that Dr. Dickens was no mere candidate. From her early childhood,
Dr. Dickens was fascinated by the miracle of birth. She overcame
racism, sexism and rejection to enter the field of gynecology
and obstetrics back in the 1930s. She became one of the first
African-American women to graduate medical school at the University
of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Dickens headed the OB/GYdepartment
at Mercy Douglas Hospital and University of Pennsylvania. Dr.
Dickens pioneered the development of teen pregnancy and medical
minority affairs programs. She maintained her practice, continued
to teach, recruit students and worked tirelessly to increase the
presence and permanence of women of color at Penn. Her contributions
towards the enhancement of the Philadelphia community spanned
a period of over 50 years (Almanac
- The nominee
must currently be an employee of The University of Pennsylvania,
University of Pennsylvania Health Systems, Presbyterian
or Pennsylvania Hospital.
- Have no
less than 25 years of service with the above institutions or
- Have worked
to increase the presence and permanence of women of color at
the above institutions or in her community.
should stand out in the field in which she is employed.
- Have innovative
approaches to service in the same field.
- Show community
service activities; including but not limited to:
- - having
a significant impact on her community
- - having
a passion for sharing of self with others
of examples of the nominee's accomplishments that span 25 years
should be included.
- As supporting
data, a resume or CV will be accepted.
- All data
(not including resume or CV) should be in written form and should
not be more than 3 pages.
forms may be obtained via the Web Site at: www.upenn.edu/ccp/WOCAP/
or from the Resource Centers.
Jeanne Arnold, Director, African-American Resource Center