The White House Council on Women and Girls and the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University
Karla Holloway Mentoring Award
A new Collaborative-based prize: the Karla Holloway Mentoring Award is named for Duke University Professor Karla Holloway who retired in fall 2016 after a distinguished academic career spanning four decades.
We often highlight the value of teaching and research, but give less attention to the critical role of mentoring. Holloway has served as a mentor to many, including Anna Julia Cooper Center Director, Melissa Harris-Perry, providing advice and resources to female students. This award recognizes how important mentorship is for our young women of color,
The Karla Holloway Mentoring Award will be an annual award honoring a nominated individual from a Collaborative institution for excellence in mentoring young women and girls of color.
The first Karla Holloway Mentoring Award recipient will be nominated and awarded this spring.(See DeBono Receives 2017 Karla Holloway Mentoring Award) A small committee comprised of 3-5 representatives from Collaborative institutions will solicit nominations from Collaborative members and determine the award winner. The award will be announced publicly and includes a cash prize.
This is a modestly endowed award, initiated by the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University, and we encourage Collaborative institutions to join us in contributing, even in small amounts, to build the endowment.
For more information on eligibility or to nominate a candidate, contact the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Duke senior Jenna Peters is awarded the Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship for her proposal, “Evaluating the Effects of STEM Education Intervention for Female Students in Rural Kenya.” The fellowship is part of Duke’s participation in the Collaborative to Advance Equity Through Research on Women and Girls of Color, an affiliation of U.S. institutions committed to improving research, housed under the Duke Council on Race and Ethnicity.
Read more: https://sites.duke.edu/dcore/applying-science-in-the-real-world/