UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Scholarships, Awards and Recognition

Diversity and Inclusivity 

Awards and Recognition

UW System Annual Selection of Women of Color in Education Award

The UW System Outstanding Women of Color in Education Awards were initiated in 1994 to acknowledge the ties and shared concerns among administrators, faculty, staff, and students within Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies, and to uphold a continuing commitment to Plan 2008: Education Quality through Racial and Ethnic Diversity. That commitment continues through support for multiple accessibility and diversity efforts throughout the UW System.  This event is co-sponsored by the UW System Women’s Studies Consortium and the UW System Office of Diversity Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Further Informationlink

Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ People Annual

Dr. P.B. Poorman played an instrumental role in the foundation of the UW System Inclusivity Initiative for LGBTQ People, as a member of the original Steering and Research Committees. Her contributions to improving the lives of LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff through research, teaching, service and advocacy all served to define and lay out the identity and activities of the systemwide Inclusivity Initiative. Dr. Poorman used her boundless energy, humor, and determination to bring about action within the group and to help the group gain recognition from the wider university community.  Further Informationlink