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.


Michelle Personick, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Wesleyan University (Middletown), received the Victor K. LaMer Award from the American Chemical Society Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry.


Alanna Schepartz, the Milton Harris ’29 Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale University (New Haven), has been appointed the new Editor-in-Chief of Biochemistry.


Jane McBride, former Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Western CT State University, has been named the Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU).


Katherine Kuenzli, Associate Professor of Art History at Wesleyan University (Middletown), has received a $250,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant.


Joanne Berger-Sweeney, President of Trinity College and Professor of Neuroscience (Hartford), has been reappointed to the Board of Directors of the Capital Region Development Authority by Governor Dannel Malloy.


Beata Fiszer, Graduate of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, has been awarded the 2016 Woodbridge Fellow for the Office of Sustainability at Yale University (New Haven).


Amy Justice (Principal Investigator), Cynthia Brandt, and Janet Tate, Professors of General Medicine and Public Health, Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology, and Director of Biostatistics Core at Yale University (New Haven), are among a team of researchers who received renewed grant funding from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to study AIDS, alcohol, and aging.


Bonnie Edmondson, Assistant Men’s and Women’s Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Coach at Trinity College (Hartford), named Assistant Coach for Team USA Track & Field for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Michelle Kovarik, assistant professor of chemistry at Trinity College (Hartford), received a $212,253 National Science Foundation grant to study cellular differences in social amoeba.