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Outstanding Women Awards and Distinguished Contributor Awards

The President's Commission on the Status of Women annually honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to improve the status of women.

Categories for Outstanding Women include academic faculty, staff, graduate student and undergraduate student. The Distinguished Contributor category may include male or female alumni, senior administrators, staff, non-academic faculty, major gift donors and other individuals who have made a significant contribution to improving the status of women.

To nominate an individual, please completed nomination form below. Submit complete nomination packets (a vita, résumé or summary of activities (two-page maximum); and two letters of support to the Women's Commission office in 127 Hardin Hall, or email Nomination Package here. Deadline to submit nominations will be Friday, February 23, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Awards will be presented on March 28, 2018.

  • Nomination Form
    Nominee Information

    Nominator Information

    Outstanding Woman is:
    Nominee's Role

Contact information: For more information about the award or nominations, please contact Linda Tindal at 864-656-1532 or

2017 Award Winners

Outstanding Womens Awards at Clemson Univeristy, Clemson South Carolina

Left to right: Diane Perpich: Faculty, Kellie Walters: Graduate, Gray Lee: Undergraduate, President Clements, Jennifer Ogle: WC Chair, Pat Zungoli: Distinguished Contributor and Mikah Jones: Staff.

Nominees will be considered on the following criteria:

  • Professional achievement within category
  • Service as a role model within the University
  • Service as a role model outside the University
  • Performance in "unique" circumstances of merit
  • Efforts to promote the status of women