Women's Center names Heflinger and Goodrich award winners
Craig Anne Heflinger (Vanderbilt University)
Peabody professor Craig Anne Heflinger is the winner of this year’s Mentoring Award from the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center.
Heflinger, associate dean for graduate education and professor of human and organizational development, works hard toward the intellectual development of her students in both general and specific ways. She provides opportunities and information about wide range of professional development activities, and works hard to make sure that her students have the experience and skills necessary to be successful in the career for which they aim. Former students still collaborate with her on projects, and continue to receive emotional, intellectual, and professional support from her.
Vanderbilt University Police Department Captain Jason Goodrich is the winner of the 2011 Mary Jane Werthan Award from the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center.
Goodrich, who co-chairs the Green Dot Committee, is one of the lead training facilitators, and he has promoted Green Dots with his colleagues at VUPD as well as Vandy Van drivers, VUceptors, RAs, the Football team and transfer students. The Green Dot program focuses on preventing power-based personal violence.
Both winners will receive be recognized during the Cuninggim Lecture 6 p.m. March 16 in the ballroom of the Student Life Center. The Cuninggim Lecture will be delivered by writer Jessica Valanti, on “What Sex Positively Looks Like on a Conservative College Campus.”
The Mentoring Award is given annually to recognize achievements by and in support of women on campus. This award honors a member of the Vanderbilt University community who fosters the professional and intellectual development of Vanderbilt women.
The Mary Jane Werthan Award is given annually to honor an individual who has contributed to the advancement of women at Vanderbilt on a systemic level. It is named in honor of Mary Jane Werthan, the first woman member of the Vanderbilt Board of Trust.
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