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Four Honored at Sisterhood Dinner

Four NC State women were honored at the Equity for Women Awards last month for their efforts to support and empower women on campus. The awards, presented by the Council on the Status of Women at the 2014 Sisterhood Dinner, are given annually following a university-wide nominating process.


Deborah Hooker received the lifetime achievement award at the 2014 Sisterhood Dinner.

This year’s lifetime achievement award was presented to Deborah Hooker, teaching associate professor of English and director of women’s and gender studies. She was lauded for her support of the Women of Welch Village. Read the complete nomination profile online.

The student award was presented to Suzanne Martin, a graduate student who is president of the social work honor society Phi Alpha and a member of the social work department’s advisory board and committee on diversity, recruitment and retention. Read the complete nomination profile online.

The staff award was presented to Shaefny Grays, assistant director of the community for diversity in the College of Natural  Resources. She has led community service initiatives focused on issues related to women, such as domestic violence, breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Read the complete nomination profile online.

The faculty award was presented to Mary Wyer, associate professor of psychology, who has built a coalition of science and engineering faculty committed to gender equity. Read the complete nomination profile online.

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  • Andrea

    Dr Hooker was a teacher of mine for Women Lit- a topic I was taking to fulfill a requirement and had little interest in. Little did I know how much I would enjoy that class. The things she helped me discover in that course is amazing. Congrats to Dr Hooker. I know she has changed the way many have viewed literature and women in general.

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