Faculty Highlight

Libby Nutt Williams

Dr. Libby Nutt Williams

Dr. Libby Williams has been elected the 2013 Woman of the Year for the Section for the Advancement of Women (SAW) of the Society of Counseling Psychology at the American Psychological Association. Congratulations, Libby!


Rhoda-Stark Memorial Award in Gender Studies

An all-college award, the Rhoda-Stark Memorial Award in Gender Studies was established in 2001 to recognize a single student who has demonstrated excellence in any one of the following areas:

  • in the research and writing on gay, lesbian, or gender issues;
  • in activism on or off-campus on behalf of the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered communities: or,
  • in the performing arts, culminating in the public performance of a work that addresses gay, lesbian, or gender issues

Past recipients have included Rob Friesel, (English, '01), Megan Gabriel, (Natural Sciences, 04), Valerie Dowdle (Dramatic Arts, '04), Patrick McConnell (Biology, '05), Sarah Shipley (History, '10), Jess O'Rear (WGSX, '12), and Aimhirghin Gilligan (Theatre, '14). Based on nominations from the faculty and staff as SMCM, a faculty/staff committee selects recipients for this award.

Margaret E. Keen Award

An all-college award, 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.

Geneva Boone Award for the St. Mary's Project

The St. Mary's Project (SMP) makes it possible for a senior to design and carry out, under the supervision of a faculty mentor, and eight credit, independent academic project. Each senior with an SMP presents it to the entire college community. The Geneva Boone Award recognizes and supports seniors for presenting their St. Mary's Projects to an audience beyond the college, such as at regional or national conferences, in peer-reviewed journals, to local or regional communities, etc. Students receiving this award are nominated by their academic department within the College and evaluated by a campus-wide selection committee.


WGSX Award

The WGSX Award for Scholarship and Social Responsibility was established in 2006 by the women, gender and sexuality studies faculty to recognize students who have demonstrated excellence in both scholarly works and socially responsible pursuits.

Past recipients have included: Mary Walters (Art, '11), Madeline Montgomery (Anthropology, '12), and Joshua Santangelo (Spanish, '13).