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Women of Color Empowerment Award

The Women of Color Empowerment Award recognizes an individual who demonstrates excellence in contributions to women of color while enhancing their understanding and sensitivity to women of color issues and concerns. All enrolled students, faculty, and staff of Western are eligible to be nominated. The powerful caliber of our nominees’ year in and year out is extraordinary and we are grateful to have so many wonderful contributors nominated. Nominations are due May 3rd, 2014.
Nomination form for WOCE Award (Word Doc)

Past WOCED Award Winners

        Maria del Rosario Corona-Horta - 2013

        Kristen French - 2012

        Joan Ullin - 2011

        Liz Partolan-Fray - 2010

        Kayla Britt - 2009

        Cecily Hazelrigg-Hernandez - 2008

        Dr. Violet Malone (1935-2008) - 2008

        Dr. Midori Takagi - 2007

        Dr. Rosanne Kanhai - 2006

        Dr. Lawrence J. Estrada - 2005

        Stephany Hazelrigg - 2004

        Dr. Reneé Collins - 2004

        Sonia Arévalo-Hayes - 2004

        Doris Kent - 2003

        Dr. Kathleen Tomlonovic - 2002

        Janna Cecka - 2001

        Cora Hill - 2000



Women of Color Empowerment Scholarship

The Women of Color Empowerment Scholarship offers tangible assistance to encourage students and empower them to persist in their higher education pursuits at WWU. Scholarships of up to $1,000 are available to full-time Western students who demonstrate support for or experience with the issues and concerns of women of color on Western's campus. Applications will be due May 3rd, 2014.

Nomination form for WOCE Scholarship (Word Doc)



Past WOCED Scholarship Recipients

        Christina LaRae Canton - 2013

        Adriana Cruz - 2012

        Maria Guzman - 2011

        Claudia Arroyo - 2010

        Maria Corona - 2010

        BreAnna Jones - 2010

        Kajori Ahmed - 2009

        Abiola Akanni - 2009

        Maribel Galvan - 2008

        Sarah Tran - 2008




For questions regarding the Women of Color Empowerment Award or Scholarship, please contact:
Joan Ullin
Joan.Ullin@wwu.edu
360.650.7443