Celebrating our Spring 23 Student, Staff, and Faculty Awards

Spring 2023 WGST Accolades: Celebrating our Student, Staff, and Faculty’s Achievements

The Women and Gender Studies Program is proud to present the award recipients recognized this past semester!  


Outstanding Project Award: 

Casey Klemmer's headshot with a black floral t-shirt with a greenery background

Casey Klemmer 

Title: A Manual for USCIS: Guidance for Adjudicating Transgender Asylum and Refugee Claims 

Program: MAIS with a concentration in Social Justice and Human Rights, Certificate in Women and Gender Studies, Spring 2023 


Outstanding Thesis Award: 

Meaghan Rachal's headshot she is wearing a floral sheer top

Meaghan Rachal 

Title: (Dys)Functional Academies: Social Accessibility in Higher Education 

Program: MAIS in Women and Gender Studies, Fall 2022  


Suzanne Scott Constantine Award:  

Sophia Abbott's headshot of her in a black and white floral shirt with a greenery background

Sophia Abbot 

Program: Ph.D. in Education; Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies 


Feminist Leadership Award: 

Reagan Emmerling's Headshot with her in a white beanie, a dark blue corduroy jacket and a white top with a greenery background

Reagan Emmerling 

Program: BA in Integrative Studies with a concentration in Women and Gender Studies, Spring 2023

Sojourner Truth Faculty Award: 

Jessica Kallista's Headshot, they are wearing a black top, black hoop earrings, neckalces, and a book case in the background

Jessica Kallista 

Affiliation: Art Faculty in CVPA 

Rose Pascarell and Ric Chollar Professional Service Award: 

(left to right) Ric Chollar, Holly Mason, Holland (holding their award), and Rose Pascarell

Sarah Holland 

Affiliation: Communication Officer in the Office of University Branding 

Dr. David Powers Corwin Scholarship & Teaching Award: 

Dr. Ricardo F. Vivancos-Pérez accepting their award at the Women and Gender studies graduation

Dr. Ricardo F. Vivancos-Pérez 

Affiliation: Spanish Program Coordinator & Associate Professor in Modern and Classical Languages