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Feb. 19, 2021

Northwest accepting nominations for ‘influential women’

Northwest Missouri State University is again seeking nominations to honor and recognize the achievements of some of its own influential women on campus.

“This award is an important tradition at Northwest because it allows us to celebrate the work that women do on this campus and in our community,” Associate Professor of History Dr. Elyssa Ford, who is helping organize Women’s History Month activities at Northwest, said. “If you are looking for inspiration or want to see the good in society, just take a look at our past recipients and outstanding nominees.”

The Northwest community is encouraged to nominate female students, faculty and staff at the University who have positively influenced lives and made outstanding contributions to the University community. Nominations may be submitted through Monday, March 15, by visiting

Northwest will honor the “Influential Women of Northwest” with a reception and recognition at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Boardroom. The ceremony also may be watched live on the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Facebook page. The recognition event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost.

National Women’s History Month was founded in 1987 when the U.S. Congress declared that it be celebrated each March, and a presidential proclamation is issued annually to honor the achievements of American women. The national theme for this year’s commemoration is “Valiant Women of the Vote,” in recognition of the women who paved the path for women’s right to vote.

For more information about the Influential Women’s Awards, contact Ford at


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