Do you know a Missouri S&T employee who deserves recognition for major contributions towards fostering the inclusion, development, and advancement of women on the S&T campus?

The Women's Advocate Award is given to any S&T employee, regardless of gender or job designation, that demonstrates commitment to the women on the S&T campus through mentorship and advocacy and by setting an example through professional achievement.


Nomination Process Details

The nominator is responsible for informing the nominee of their nomination and must solicit and collect up to three letters of support for the nominee.

The nominator should submit the following documents through using the online submission form, being sure to highlight the way in which the nominee meets the above criteria:

  • A letter of nomination
  • Letter(s) of support for the nomination
    (Must submit at least 1, but no more than 3)
  • A CV or resume from the nominee

Nominations will only be considered once all required information has been received.

*Submitted nominations will be considered without updating for three years. Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted.


If you have questions about the nomination process, please contact the committee chair, Dr. Amber Henslee, at 573-341-7289 or

Please join us to honor this years recipient at the Hasselmann Alumni House on April 4, from 12:30 - 2:00 pm for the presentation of the award and reception.

Submit a Nomination

Please don’t miss this opportunity to honor an S&T employee.


 Nominations are closed.

Latest Award Recipient

Dr. Elizabeth Cummins, left, with Dr. Kelley Wilkerson, right.

Kelley Wilkerson

Wilkerson joined the university in 2018 as an assistant teaching professor of materials science and engineering. Prior to joining Missouri S&T, she worked as a manager of light metals research at Allied Mineral Products in Columbus, Ohio. Wilkerson is an alumna of Missouri S&T. She earned bachelor's and Ph.D. degrees in ceramic engineering in 2007 and 2012, respectively.


Past Women's Advocate Award Recipients

  • Kelley Wilkerson 2023
  • Agnes Vojta, 2022
  • Terry Wilson, 2021
  • Merilee Krueger, 2020
  • Katie Shannon, 2019
  • Meg Brady, 2018
  • Mary Reidmeyer, 2017