The OSU Women’s Center is pleased to issue this call for nominations for the 2014 OSU Women Center’s Women of Achievement Awards.  These awards honor the commitment to and contributions of women whose work has touched the lives of students, and colleagues. You are especially encouraged to consider nominating those who have shown themselves to be dedicated to improving the lives of other women, but whose work may sometimes go unnoticed, unrecognized, or unrewarded.

Please help us identify women in your colleges, departments, classrooms, organizations and committees by distributing this form to anyone interested in making a nomination.  With the exception of those who have received the award in the past, all are eligible.

For a list of past WOA recipients, click here

We invite you to not only consider nominating a worthy individual but hope that you will plan to attend this year’s award ceremony in the Memorial Union Lounge on May 19, 2014!

Nomination Criteria

1.     The nominee may not have received the award in the past.

2.     The nominee must be a member of the OSU community or a community partner.

3.     Nominees should:

a.      have a demonstrated commitment to equality, and dedication to furthering the lives of women, especially those of OSU students.

b.     be engaged in work that has positively affected the lives of women.

c.      have served as a role model in the lives of girls and/or women.

4.     The nominee must not be a current member of the OSU Women’s Center Advisory Board.

click here for a list of the 2013-2014 Advisory Board members

Nomination packets containing the following information will be considered:

1.     Primary nominator’s letter containing:

a.      Name, address, phone, and email of nominator

b.     Relationship to nominee

c.      Curriculum vita or resume with contact information of the woman being nominated

d.     A nomination letter with specific examples of the nominee’s actions and accomplishments:

i.     demonstrated commitment to equality, and dedication to furthering the lives of women, especially those of OSU students.

ii.     engagement in work that has positively affected the lives of women.

iii.     served as a role model in the lives of OSU girls and/or women.

2.     Additional letters of support:

a.      One but no more than two additional letters beyond that of the primary nominator:

i.     Each letter should clearly address, with specific examples, the criteria and qualifications about which the letter writer has direct knowledge (see 1.d above).

ii.     Each letter must not exceed 2 pages (single space-#12 font-1” margins)

b.     Primary nominator should

i.     forward a copy of the award criteria to letter writers

ii.     remind letter writers that strong nominations will exemplify the nominee’s accomplishments in accordance with award criteria.

Please email nomination packets IN FULL to (Attention WOAC). It is the responsibility of the primary nominator to make sure that the packet is complete. Incomplete packets will not be considered. Deadline to receive application packets is 9 am on April 7th, 2014. 

All questions may be emailed to (Attention WOAC)

The Division of University Outreach and Engagement invites nominations of individuals or teams of individuals who have significantly advanced the mission of outreach and engagement. Award categories include: service, strategic impact, program support, innovation and diversity. Award winners receive $1,000 provided as OSU funds in a services and supplies index and a commemorative plaque. Deadline: Feb. 17. More information: Questions: contact Jackie Russell at or 541-737-1382.

Two community awards recognized yearly at the Peace Breakfast: The Frances Dancy Hooks Award recognizes students, staff or faculty who exemplify Frances Dancy Hooks’ work: building bridges across cultures, showing courage in promoting diversity, and proudly “Walks the Talk;” and the Phyllis S. Lee Award honors a member of the OSU community who exemplifies Dr. Lee’s commitment and dedication to social justice and the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Nominations are due by Dec. 6, 5 p.m.  To find out more information visit:

The Graduate School invites your program’s participation in a campus-based competition for selection of OSU’s nominee for the 2013-14 WAGS/UMI Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award.

This award recognizes distinguished scholarly achievement at the master’s level. Nominations will be accepted in any discipline in which the institution offers a master’s degree. A nominee must have earned the master’s degree within the period of July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013.

This prestigious regional competition is an important opportunity for OSU to showcase the scholarly excellence of our master’s students to institutions throughout the western region and to celebrate our success. We encourage you to take the time to prepare a nomination.

OSU ELIGIBLE PROGRAMS:  Any discipline in which a master’s degree is offered.

OSU AWARDS AND RECOGNITION:  The Graduate School will provide a cash award of $500 to the student selected as OSU’s nominee for the Western Association of Graduate Schools/UMI Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award.  In addition, the Graduate School will award $500 to the graduate department/program that submits the thesis selected as OSU’s nominee for the Western Association of Graduate Schools/UMI Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award.

PROCEDURES:  Each graduate program may submit only one nomination for consideration. Graduate programs must provide in one electronic PDF file items b, c, d as reflected in the attached WAGS/UMI guidelines. Please refer to the full announcement for complete details.

NOMINATION DEADLINE:  To facilitate the internal selection process, please submit all nomination materials to the Graduate School by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, May 30, 2013 to the following e-mail address: – subject line should read NAME_DEPT_ WAGSDistThesisAward_2013-2014.