All award recipients of department awards and scholarship are selected by committee. There is no application process.
Established in 2001 to recognize a single student who has demonstrated excellence in any one of the following areas:
- research and writing on gay, lesbian, or gender issues
- activism on or off-campus on behalf of the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered communities
- performing arts, culminating in the public performance of a work that addresses gay, lesbian, or gender issues
Based on nominations from the WGSX faculty and staff, the WGSX Steering Committee selects recipients for this award.
Recipient(s): Aimhirghin Gilligan (Theater, ’14)
Established in 2006 to recognize students who have demonstrated excellence in both scholarly works and socially responsible pursuits. Based on nominations from the WGSX faculty and staff, the WGSX Steering Committee selects recipients for this award.
Recipient(s): Joshua Santangelo (Spanish, ’13)
The Margaret E. Keene Award is provided by the St. Mary’s Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and is given to a senior woman who personifies the purpose of the AAUW: commitment to life-long learning, the advancement of women, and responsibility to society. Based on nominations from the faculty and staff at SMCM, a faculty/staff committee selects recipients for this award.