Women’s Society seeks nominations for Switzer Award

The Women’s Society of Washington University (WSWU) is accepting nominations of full-time senior women students for the Harriet K. Switzer Leadership Award. Nominations should be sent to the WSWU Office at Campus Box 1081 or emailed to sharon_britt@wustl.edu by Friday, Feb. 8. This award is presented to the honoree at WSWU’s annual membership meeting in April.

Named for Switzer upon her retirement as secretary to the Board of Trustees and university coordinator of the Women’s Society, the WSWU presents this award annually to one or more graduating seniors, recognizing young women who have made a significant contribution to the university during their undergraduate years and have demonstrated exceptional potential for future leadership.

Recipients are selected according to the following criteria:
• Full-time senior woman student;
• Minimum GPA of 3.25;
• Recognized leadership and exceptional potential for future leadership;
• Record of demonstrated service to others; and
• Noted excellence in a chosen pursuit that has contributed significantly to the Washington University community, including co-curricular or community service activities, new projects or programs and original pieces of work.

Nominations are solicited from administrators, deans, academic advisors, faculty, staff and student leaders. Students may nominate themselves or others. Two references for all nominees are required.

Since its founding in 1965, the WSWU has brought together women in the St. Louis community to participate in on-campus educational, leadership, and service opportunities. This award is in keeping with the society’s mission to foster leadership, and provides a $500 cash award and recognition at WSWU’s annual membership meeting in April.