Every year, the PCSW grants three awards to members of the campus community and beyond. The Theo Kalikow award honors a faculty or staff member who has significantly contributed to the advancement of women’s issues. The Student POWA (Powerful Outstanding Women’s Advocate) award honors a Plymouth State University student who has significantly contributed to the advancement of women’s issues while a student at PSU and the Community Member POWA award is given to a member in the greater Plymouth area who has significantly contributed to the advancement of women’s issues.
- Brings women’s issues to public attention;
- Demonstrates genuine concern for the advancement of women;
- Works collaboratively with various campus and community constituencies; and
- Is dedicated to improving or elevating the status of women through continuous involvement in and advocacy of women’s issues.
The person selected for the Theo Kalikow or POWA Student Award must have served a minimum of three consecutive years at PSU and must not be a current member of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women.
Past Theo Kalikow recipients include Stacey Yap, Rita Chase, Sally Boland, Dorothy Diehl, Sheryl Shirley, Jeanne Dubino, Alice Staples, Susan Walsh, Patricia Campbell, Bonnie Epstein, Liz Ahl, Wendy Palmquist, Rebecca Noel, Robin DeRosa, John Clark, Ann McClellan, and Delilah Smith.
Past Student POWA recipients include Jeannette Bilodeau, Mia Poliquin, Shirley Glines Maya Blanchette, Niki Snover, Christine Messina, Michelle Stevens, Brittany Kingary, Harmony Ried and Alison Turkos.
1st Annual Community Member POWA (2011): Lisa Davis