Students Recognized in ESU’s Women’s Recognition Ceremony

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East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Women’s Studies Program, Feminist Alliance and Commission for Women held their annual Women’s Recognition Ceremony Thursday, May 1, in the University Center. Pictured in the front row from left to right are: Nikole Threats, a senior from Bushkill, Pa., majoring in communication studies; and Reed Milliard, a senior from Jim Thorpe, Pa., majoring in communication studies. Back row from left to right: Andi McClanahan, Ph.D., professor of communication studies and coordinator of women’s studies; Efia King, a senior from Philadelphia, Pa., majoring in communication studies; Shannon Buckley, a senior from Allentown, N.J., majoring in psychology; Emily Fox, a senior from Matamoras, Pa., majoring in biology; Aalih Hussein, a junior from East Stroudsburg, Pa., majoring in social work and sociology; Abdelis Vega, a senior from Renshaw, Pa., majoring in communication studies; Bailey Harman, a senior from Milford, Pa., majoring in social work and sociology; and Shannon Frystak, Ph.D., ESU associate professor of history and women’s studies affiliated faculty member. Those students pictured were inducted into Iota Iota Iota, the Women’s Studies Honors Fraternity.

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Women’s Studies Program, Feminist Alliance and Commission for Women held their annual Women’s Recognition Ceremony Thursday, May 1, in the University Center. Awards included the Shirley Chisholm Awards, the Women of Distinction Awards, the naming of the Women’s Studies Annual Scholarship winners and the induction ceremony for those entering the Iota Iota Iota Women’s Studies Honors Society.

Inductees into Iota Iota Iota were Bailey Harman, a senior from Milford, Pa., majoring in social work and sociology; Abdelis Vega, a senior from Renshaw, Pa., majoring in communication studies; Aalih Hussein, a junior from East Stroudsburg, Pa., majoring in social work and sociology; Emily Fox, a senior from Matamoras, Pa., majoring in biology; Reed Milliard, a senior from Jim Thorpe, Pa., majoring in communication studies; Nikole Threats, a senior from Bushkill, Pa., majoring in communication studies; Shannon Buckley, a senior from Allentown, N.J., majoring in psychology; and Efia King, a senior from Philadelphia, Pa., majoring in communication studies.

Laurene Clossey, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology and co-chair of ESU’s commission for women, presented the Shirley Chisholm Awards to Regina Sayles Kolampralil, a graduate student from Stroudsburg, Pa., seeking a degree in instructional technology; and Molly Carson, a senior from East Stroudsburg, Pa, majoring in social work and sociology. The Women Studies Annual Scholarship was presented to Bailey Harman, a senior from Milford, Pa., majoring in social work and sociology; Aalih Hussein, a junior from East Stroudsburg, Pa., majoring in social work and sociology; and Emily Fox, a senior from Matamoras, Pa., majoring in biology.

The Feminist Alliance presented its annual Women of Distinction Awards to:

  • Feminist Student of the Year: Molly Carson, a senior from East Stroudsburg, Pa, majoring in social work and sociology.
  • Feminist Male student of the Year: Reed Milliard, a senior from Jim Thorpe, Pa., majoring in communication studies.
  • Feminist Faculty Member of the Year: Margaret Ball, D.M.A, associate professor of theatre.
  • Feminist Community Members of the Year: Yvonne Downs from Women’s Resources of Monroe County; and Aaron DiDinato, an activist and blogger in the Poconos.