Nominations open for outstanding women awards

The Mississippi State program to annually recognize exceptional women across the four campus employment categories and the Starkville community now is accepting nominations for its 2013 awards.

The university President's Commission on the Status of Women is receiving Outstanding Women Award nominations through Feb. 25.

Winners will be recognized formally at an April 2 public reception, at which time they also will receive a plaque and $1,000 each.

The commission was created in the 1970s by then-MSU President James D. McComas to provide guidance on issues affecting the status and role of women on campus. Today, it provides programming, seminars, and resources to support women in their growth and professional development, as well as serving as a formal liaison to the president.

Outstanding Women Award selections are made in the following five categories:



--Professional (non-faculty),

--Graduate student, and

--Support staff

Available at, the completed forms must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation and forwarded by campus mail to Carmen Wilder at mail stop 9554, South Hall C313.

For additional information about the organization and its awards, contact Wilder at 662-325-1482 or

Margaret Kovar | University Relations

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