Published 04/18/16

HerStory Awards honor students for their contributions

Each spring, the Gertrude Meth Hochberg Women's Center honors women-identified Bryant students with HerStory Awards, given to those who have enhanced the quality of life for the University’s community of women. The recognition is a culmination of Bryant’s HerStory Month activities designed to promote issues affecting women's lives.

The three HerStory Award winners were honored for commitment to improving the campus community to ensure an inclusive environment for the exploration of women and gender issues; dedication to community activism on campus and beyond; and a proven desire to heighten awareness of women’s issues through involvement on campus.

The recipients are:

  • Jillian Gaudet ’17 (Peabody, MA), an Applied Psychology major with a secondary concentration in Sociology and a Human Resource Management minor;
  • Kaitlyn Koumarianos ’16 (Hudson, NH), a Global Supply Chain Management major with a Spanish minor;
  • Allison McCluskey ’16 (Suffield, CT), a Global Supply Chain Management major with a secondary concentration in Marketing and a Legal Studies minor.

Two other awards were presented:

  • Lauren Sprague '16 (Charlton, MA), received the WGSS Scholar Award, which recognizes a student who has excelled in academic studies within the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) program. Sprague, a Literary and Cultural Studies major, has a secondary concentration in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and minors in Business Administration and Environmental Science.
  • Associate Professor of English and Cultural Studies Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D., received the Toby Award for his work to promote gender equity and empowerment on campus. The Toby Award was established in honor of Toby Simon, the first director of the Hochberg Center.