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2017 Alice Wright Franzke Feminist Award Criteria & Nomination Form

The Alice Wright Franzke Feminist Award was established by the St. Mary’s Women’s Caucus in March 1990 to commemorate the life and works of Alice Franzke, PhD, a professor in the Sociology Department at St. Mary’s University from 1982 until 1989. She was the coordinator of the Peace and Justice Minor program, faculty moderator of the Students' Peace Group, and a founding member of the President's Peace Commission. She was co-founder of the St. Mary's University Women's Caucus, was an engaged civil rights activist, and worked vigorously for voter registration and education. She was a tireless advocate for non-traditional students at St. Mary's, and was active with the Bexar County Women's Political Caucus, and the League of Women Voters. Dr. Franzke was the national delegate of St. Mary's University to the American Association of University Women. She was committed to human equality, justice and peace, and embodied the spiritual and civic values which the award commemorates. Dr. Franzke was inducted as a Scholar into the Academy of St. Mary's University in 1989. The award honors feminists of the St. Mary’s University community who promote peace, empowerment, civic engagement, cooperation, equality, and respect of all persons.

Eligibility:
Any past or present member of the St. Mary's University community (student, faculty, staff, administrator, or alumni) who promotes peace, empowerment, civic engagement, cooperation, equality, and respect of all persons, is eligible for nomination. This page includes a list of past recipients. Past recipients are not eligible for nomination.

Selection Criteria:
• Demonstrates commitment to efforts to increase gender equity and empowerment within and/or outside the University.
• Actively engaged in efforts to promote justice and peace locally, regionally, or globally.
• Considered an exemplary role model of civic engagement.
• Works in a collaborative manner that respects diverse people and traditions.

Note: Please be as specific and thorough as possible in addressing how the nominee meets the criteria above. This is often the only information the selection committee has about the nominee. We recommend that you compose responses addressing these criteria in an editable document before copying or entering the information into the online form.

Selection Committee: Teresa Miriam Van Hoy, Virginia "Liz" Garcia, and Victoria Heffner (2016 recipients).

Nomination form is currently closed.

Nomination Deadline for 2017 has concluded. Check back for the 2018 Nomination Deadline!

Questions about the Alice Wright Franzke Feminist Award nomination process may be directed to Diane Duesterhoeft at dduesterhoeft@stmarytx.edu or (210) 436-3346. 

Video of 2017 Alice Wright Franzke Scholarship & Feminist Awards Ceremony

Video of 2016 Alice Wright Franzke Scholarship & Feminist Awards Ceremony

Video of 2015 Alice Wright Franzke Feminist Awards Ceremony

Video of 2013 Alice Wright Franzke Feminist Awards Ceremony

Video of 2012 Alice Wright Franzke Feminist Awards Ceremony

Alice Wright Franzke Feminist Award

Any past or present member of the St. Mary's University community, except previous recipients, is eligible to be nominated for the Alice Wright Franzke Feminist Award.  

Past Recipients:

2017
Rebecca Quintanilla Cedillo (alumna)
Stephanie R. Harlien (student)
Marcy LaBossiere (staff)
Team HSS - Delia Lara von Muldau (staff) & Janet Belew Dizinno, Ph.D. (faculty) 
2017 Alice Franzke Non-Traditional Student Scholarship Awards: Juana "Janie" Contreras and Christina Lopez

2016
Virginia "Liz" Garcia (staff)
Victoria Heffner (student)
Teresa Miriam Van Hoy, Ph.D. (faculty)
2016 Alice Franzke Non-Traditional Student Scholarship Award: Kathy Samms

2015
Melanie Lira (student)
Clare Acosta Matos (staff)
Carolyn Tubbs, Ph.D. (faculty)
Sandra M. Vasquez-Kayruz, M.D. (alumna)

2014
Grace Keyes, Ph.D. (faculty)
Adriane Meneses, J.D. (staff)
Julia Elizabeth Null (student)
Dayla S. Pepi, J.D. (alumna)
Richard S. Pressman, Ph.D. (faculty)

2013
Jenee Margo Gonzales, J.D. (alumna)
Tanairí Y. Ochoa (student)
Rosemarie Wahl, Ph.D. (faculty)
Sr. Grace Walle, FMI., D.Min. (staff)

2012
Cyra Dumitru (faculty)
Andrea Escalon (staff)
Alma L. Lopez, J.D. (alumna)
Ana Olivares (student)

2011
Francesca Garcia (student)
Celine A. Jacquemin, Ph.D. (faculty)
Dorothy “Dottie” Laster (alumna)

2010
Diane Duesterhoeft (faculty)
Sarah Linares (student)
Marisela Marquez (alumna)
Minita Santizo (staff)

2009
Monica Cruz (staff)
Misha McDonald (student)
Leona Pallansch, Ph.D. (faculty)
Mildred Rodriguez (staff)

2008
Deidra Coleman (staff)
Sonia Garcia, Ph.D. (faculty)
Vanessa Torres (student)

2007
Tonya Hammer (student)
Patricia J. Mejia (staff)
Carol Redfield, Ph.D. (faculty)
Maria Elena Torralva-Alonso (alumna)

2006
Antonia Castaneda, Ph.D. (faculty)
Rosalyn Falcon Collier (alumna)
Khushbu Patel (student)

2005
Kiran Bains (student)
Caroline Byrd (faculty)
Vicki A. Williams, Ph.D. (staff)

2004
Jacqueline Dansby, Ph.D. (staff)
Rebecca Flores (alumna)
Sr. Grace Luther, FMI, Ph.D. (faculty emerita)

2003
Ana Novoa, J.D. (faculty)
Lee Teran, J.D. (faculty)

1995
Amy Kasteley, J.D. (faculty)

1994
Barbara Bader Aldave, J.D. (faculty/administration)

1993
Sr. Ann Semel, SSND, Ph.D. (faculty)

1992
Raeline Nobles (student)

1991
Rose Marie Cutting, Ph.D. (faculty)

1990
Blanca Aguirre (staff)
Louise Cantwell (staff/administration)
Mary Lynne Gasaway Hill (student)
Alice Wright Franzke, Ph.D., Sociology (faculty)