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Commission for Women’s 3C Award honors those dedicated to commitment, community and change

Since 2013, Penn State Commission for Women‘s 3C award has recognized the significant effort of an individual, regardless of gender, whose work and volunteer efforts have impacted the advancement of women within or outside the University in any of the following areas:

  • Commitment: Demonstrating commitment toward supporting the growth of women through education, mentorship, leadership or opportunity
  • Community: Addressing the needs of women and girls or promoting female initiatives in the community
  • Change: Championing change, advocating and creating impact regarding women’s issues

The award is open to all faculty, staff, fellows, trainees and students.

Nomination information will be posted when submissions are being accepted. The 2020 honoree will be named and presented with flowers, a certificate and a monetary award ($100) during Women’s History Month in March.

The 2019 3C Award was given to Dr. Cynthia Chuang, who was nominated by her peers for support of her departmental female colleagues.

Dr. Jennifer Kraschnewski wrote in her nomination of Dr. Chuang, “She is quick to identify professional development for all of her faculty, however, remains particularly focused on ensuring women within her division have a ‘seat at the table.'” Dr. Chuang’s dedication and efforts toward women’s health and women’s health care rights was also recognized.

Past 3C Award Recipients

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