Annual Awards

Robin Morgan Outstanding Woman Award

Presented each year by the Women Coalition, the Robin Morgan Outstanding Woman Award recognizes women staff, faculty, students, and alumna who have gone to exceptional lengths to promote and support an empowering environment for women at DU. The award is named for Robin Morgan, a global champion of women's rights and a Visiting Professor in Residence at DU in 1996. First presented in 2001 by the Women's Staff Alliance for Networking and Development, the award seeks to highlight women's accomplishments that reflect the values for which Morgan fought throughout her life.

To be considered for the Robin Morgan award, the nominee must:

Be a current staff, faculty, administrator, alumna, undergraduate student, or graduate student woman at/from DU

Have worked at DU for at least two years (for staff, faculty or administrator awards)

Is at least in her sophomore year if an undergraduate student, or her second year if a graduate student

Promote and enhance the University community by addressing the concerns of women

Go beyond her job responsibilities to advocate for DU women through her example and work with other women

 

John Nichols Ally Award

Presented each year to a male of the DU community who demonstrates exceptional dedication to championing women at the University. The John Nichols Ally Award recalls the efforts and sacrifices of its namesake, who was instrumental in creating and growing HerDU for nearly 20 years. Staff, faculty, administrators, and students are eligible for the award, which was first established in 2016.

To be considered for the John Nichols Ally award, the nominee must:

Be a current staff, faculty, administrator, undergraduate student, or graduate student male at the University of Denver

Promote and enhance the University community by addressing the concerns of women

Go beyond his job responsibilities to advocate for DU women

2021 Award Recipients

Robin Morgan Outstanding Women Awards

  • Dr. Anna Sher - Faculty
  • Rufina Hernández - Staff
  • Ashley Navarro - Undergraduate
  • Naomi Wright - Graduate
  • Megan Williams - Alumna

John Nichols Male Ally Award

  • Mo Lotif
  • Previous Award Recipients

    Robin Morgan Outstanding Woman Award

    Alumna:

    • Rhonda Richmond (2020)

     

    Staff:

    • Lindsay Gypin (2020)
    • Kayla Ham (2019)
    • Debra Mixon Mitchell (2018)
    • Anthea Johnson Rooen (2017)
    • Andrea Sullivan (2016)
    • Nancy Jones (2015)
    • Molly Hooker (2014)
    • Theresa Hernandez (2013)
    • Georgette Kennebrae (2012)
    • Shelley Popke (2011)
    • Jacqueline Sene (2010)
    • Meg Steitz (2009)
    • Susan Rivera (2008)
    • Sarah Tonso (2006)
    • Jan Armani (2005)
    • Anita Johnson (2004)
    • Yasmaine Ford Faggan (2003)
    • Tracie Kruse (2002)
    • Ali Walton (2001)

     

    Faculty:

    • Anne DePrince, PhD (2020)
    • Terri Davis, PhD (2019)
    • Kate Crowe, PhD (2018)
    • Judith Fox, PhD (2017)
    • Jean F. East (2016)
    • Hava Gordon (2015)

     

    Administrator:

    • Theresa Liguori Hernandez (2020)
    • Niki Latino (2019)
    • Nancy Sasaki (2018)
    • Johanna Leyba (2017)
    • Patti Helton (2016)
    • Corinne Lengsfeld (2015)

     

    Undergraduate Student:

    • Shannon Saul (2020)
    • Kenna Kuhn (2019)
    • Amelia Coomber (2018)
    • Emma Decker & Lori Scott (2017)
    • Brooklyn Batey-Jarmon (2016)
    • Tiffany Wilk (2015)

     

    Graduate Student:

    • Julie Olomi (2020)
    • Alanoud Alquatani (2019)
    • Jennyfer Mitchell (2018)
    • Lauren Nelson (2017)
    • Whitley Lehto (2016)
    • Sarah Olivier (2015)

     

    John Nichols Ally Award

    • Kyle Inselman (2020)
    • John Gudvangen (2019)
    • Gregg Kvistad (2018)
    • Art Jones (2017)
    • John Nichols (2016)

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