Woman of the Year is an honor given to a female faculty member dedicated to student education and committed to diversity.
Nominees should demonstrate these qualities or qualifications:
The nominator is responsible for informing the nominee of their nomination and must solicit and collect up to five letters of support for the nominee.
The nominator should submit the following documents using the online form:
A person may only be nominated one time each year. If multiple nominations are received for the same person, the person submitting the second nomination of a candidate will be notified.
Nominations will only be considered once all required information has been received.
If you have questions about the nomination process, you may contact the committee chairperson, Dr. Audra Merfeld-Langston, at 573-341-4997 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The award is funded by Missouri S&T alumna and Board of Trustees member Cindy Tang, Econ,’85. Thanks to her generosity, each recipient of the Woman of the Year Award receives professional development funds and a personal gift. Learn more about Ms. Tang.
In 2016, Cindy Tang established the Dr. Elizabeth Cummins Women’s Advocate Award in honor of one of her mentors. Cummins, a professor emerita and former chair of English and technical communication, was named Missouri S&T’s first Woman of the Year in 1997.
Dr. Mary Reidmeyer, CerE’78, MS CerE’84, PhD CerE’89, teaching professor of ceramic engineering and outreach coordinator in materials science and engineering at Missouri S&T, is the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Elizabeth Cummins Women’s Advocate Award.
The award is given to any Missouri S&T employee, regardless of gender or job designation, that demonstrates commitment to the women on campus through mentorship and advocacy and by setting an example through professional achievement. The award includes a stipend to fund professional development.