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Class of 2020 Awards

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​The Nellie Thompson Rudd Award​

Deborah Mack, 2019 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 2020 Nellie Thompson Rudd Award was presented to Ariel Dawn McHone, who graduated with majors in Women & Gender Studies and Media Communication. After graduation, Ariel plans to pursue a career in Marketing and Public Relations and continue volunteering at Faithful Friends Animal Society.

The Kathleen Doherty Turkel Award for Social Justice Activism

Kelly James (L)  and Nat Veiga, 2019 Graduates

The Kathleen Doherty Turkel Award for Social Justice Activism was established to honor the work of Dr. Turkel, who retired from the Department of Women & Gender Studies after 35 years of teaching at the University of Delaware, where she has been an inspirational teacher and mentor to thousands of students. The Award is presented to a student majoring in Women & Gender Studies in recognition of their social justice activism on campus or in the larger community.

The 2020 The Kathleen Doherty Turkel Award for Social Justice Activism was presented to Emily Christine Georgia, who graduated with Bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice, Spanish Studies, and Women & Gender Studies, with a Concentration in Domestic Violence Prevention and Services. With a passion for social service, Emily has interned with the Delaware Department of Justice Domestic Violence Unit and currently works for Community Solutions Inc., as a Case Aide to empower individuals reintegrating into society after incarceration. Through the coupled experience working with crime victims and offenders, Emily has a passion for advocating for criminal justice reform that offers a rehabilitative approach to serve justice for victims and decrease offender recidivism. After graduation, Emily plans to continue to work at Community Solutions Inc., a Federal Residential Reentry Center as a full-time caseworker.

 

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  • Department of Women & Gender Studies
  • 34 West Delaware Avenue
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • University of Delaware
  • Phone: 302-831-8474
  • dearnold@udel.edu