Awards, Promotions & Appointments

Help us spread the good news! Women in higher education all across Connecticut are earning awards, securing promotions and being appointed into positions of increasing responsibility. You are encouraged to share your good news on this website so our organization can assist in spreading good news about all of the good work being done in our state.


Neeta Connally, Assistant Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences at Western CT State University (Danbury), has been awarded an estimated $1.6 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control for a four year tick management study.


Angela Paik Schaeffer, formerly the Chief Communications Officer at Williams College in Williamstown, MA, has been named the Vice President for Communications and Marketing at Trinity College (Hartford).


Louise Glück, Poet and Adjunct Professor of English RosenKranz Writer in Residence at Yale University (New Haven), has been awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama during a White House ceremony.


Fany Hannon, Director of the Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center at the University of Connecticut (Storrs), will be recognized for her work with the university’s Latino students and contributions to the Hispanic community on Univision’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.


Becca Levy, Professor of Epidemiology and Psychology at Yale University (New Haven), will be awarded the Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award.


Amanda Kowalski and Judy Cha, Associate Professor of Economics and Carol and Douglas Melamed Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Yale University (New Haven), will been awarded the Arthur Greer Memorial Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication or Research in natural or social sciences.


Maureen Long, Associate Professor of Geology and Geophysics at Yale University (New Haven), has been awarded the James B. Macelwane Medal by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for “significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by an outstanding early career scientist.”


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