Intercom Online......December 2, 1999

Commission for Women seeks
nominations for two awards

Rosemary Schraer Mentor Award

Nominations are being sought for the annual Rosemary Schraer Mentor Award, sponsored by the Commission for Women. The award, created in memory of Rosemary Schraer, former associate provost for Penn State, honors a current University employee who has excelled in helping others to recognize and achieve their potential professionally and personally.

Schraer, who died in 1992, joined the University in 1959 as a faculty member in the Eberly College of Science, and through her 26-year tenure was noted for her mentoring abilities. In 1985, she accepted a position as executive vice chancellor and then chancellor of the University of California, Riverside.

The award recognizes individuals who have advised, facilitated, encouraged or paved the way for others. Consideration for the award will be given to any University employee who has a record of outstanding mentoring service going beyond the requirements of their employment.

Nominations are due by Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, and should be returned to Robin Anderson, chair of the nominations committee, Commission for Women, 401 Old Main, University Park, Pa. 16802. Nomination forms will be available on the Commission for Women Web siteat http://www.lions.psu.edu/cfw/ by mid-December.

For more information, call the Commission for Women office at (814) 863-7696.

Contributions to help endow the award may be made payable to The Pennsylvania State University and sent to 1 Old Main, University Park, Pa. 16802, with an indication that contributions are to be credited to the Rosemary Schraer Fund.

Outstanding leadership award

As part of the annual Commission for Women banquet, three women will be honored for outstanding leadership and will receive certificates of recognition at the banquet held in March 2000. Nominations for this recognition should be submitted using the following criteria:

* outstanding achievement;

* record of being an active mentor, especially for women (but also includes men);

* no age criteria (can be a student);

* nominees may be from Penn State and/or surrounding communities for all campuses, but must have some relation, past or present, to Penn State;

* Categories to consider (but not restricted to) in nomination are: education, industry, volunteering, government, arts, communications, athletics and engineering/science.

These are not new awards, but will be official recognition of achievement and will be a complement to the existing emphasis on mentoring and leadership.

Send nominations, along with a one-page (maximum) statement documenting why the nominee deserves to be recognized to Bonnie MacEwan, 510 Paterno Library, University Park, by Feb. 4, 2000.

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