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Dr. April Brooks Woman of Distinction Award

South Dakota State University
Dr. April Brooks Woman of Distinction Award

In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, the Women’s and Gender Studies Committee announces the annual Dr. April Brooks Woman of Distinction awards. Awards will be presented to five women on the South Dakota State University campus in recognition for their accomplishments. All nominees will be recognized and a woman in each of the following categories will be honored:

  • Administrative
  • Professional Staff
  • Faculty
  • Civil Service
  • Student

Winners will be formally announced at the 2018 Woman of Distinction Award Tea.

Location: University Student Union, Campanile / Hobo Day Gallery, Room 169

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018

Time: 3:00-4:30 -- Reception at 3:00 & award ceremony at 3:30

The criteria for selection will be:

  • Demonstrating excellence in a vocation or avocation
  • Promoting opportunities for all women
  • Demonstrating promise for the future
  • Overcoming adversity

Nomination Requirements: 1) Nomination Letter 2) Two Support Letters

Letters should detail why the candidate merits consideration for this award and highlight how this individual has achieved at least one of the above criteria. Individuals writing letters of support should address as many qualifications as possible.

Submit nominating materials electronically as a single attachment to by Monday, February 26 at 5:00 p.m. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours from submission, please submit the nomination materials via email again.

Contact for Questions: Liz Tolman, Women’s and Gender Studies Coordinator,, Department of Communication Studies

If you are nominated for a WOD award, please plan to attend this event.

No RSVP needed to attend the WOD Award reception & ceremony.