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Class of 2018 Awards

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​The Nellie Thompson Rudd Award​
Amanda Lefky, 2018 Nellie Thompson Rudd Award Recipient

Amanda Lefky, 2018 Nellie Thompson Rudd Award Recipient

Endowed by University of Delaware’s past president E. Arthur Trabant in honor of his mother, the annual Nellie Thompson Rudd Award acknowledges a graduating senior with a major or minor in Women & Gender Studies, who has demonstrated excellence in scholarship, leadership and service to the Department of Women & Gender Studies and to the University of Delaware.

The 2018 Nellie Thompson Rudd Award was presented to Amanda Hayley Lefky, who graduated with Bachelor's degrees in both Psychology and Women & Gender Studies, with a minor in Sexualities and Gender Studies.

In the Fall of 2018, Amanda will be attending the University of Maryland to pursue a Master's degree in Higher Education Student Affairs.

Awards of Special Merit
Rebecca Glinn, 2018 Mae Carter scholar

Rebecca Glinn, 2018 Mae Carter Scholar

Five outstanding 2018 graduates in Women & Gender Studies received awards of special merit. The 2018 recipients were Stephanie Clampitt, Rebecca Glinn, Harry Lewis, Alexa Ploss, and Amanda Lefky.

The Mae Carter Scholarship

The Mae Carter Scholarship in honor of Mae Carter, former Assistant Provost for Women’s Affairs and Executive Director of the Commission on the Status of Women, is awarded to an undergraduate woman student at the University who carries the values that Mae Carter has represented to the University community of women. The 2018 recipient is Rebecca Glinn, an Honors Senior with majors in Women & Gender Studies and Public Policy, with a Concentration in Domestic Violence Prevention and Services, and an Economics Minor. After graduation, Rebecca will be attending the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University on a full scholarship, to pursue a Master's degree in Public Policy. 

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