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Feb. 18, 2022

Northwest accepting nominations for ‘influential womxn’

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

The Northwest community is encouraged to nominate students, faculty and staff at the University who have positively influenced lives and made outstanding contributions to the University community. Nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday, March 7, by visiting https://www.nwmissouri.edu/diversity/whm/nomination.htm.

“It is imperative that we recognize influential women at Northwest who have provided healing and hope to our campus and community, especially during this pandemic,” Dr. Giselle Greenidge, an assistant professor of sociology and a member of Northwest’s Womxn's History Month Committee. “Women at Northwest have been paving the way with regard to showing compassion and advocating for women’s wellness, which includes mental and physical health.”

Northwest will honor the “Influential Womxn of Northwest” with a reception and recognition at 3 p.m. Friday, March 25, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Boardroom.

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 “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” Northwest is calling its celebration Womxn's History Month to encourage inclusivity and uphold inclusive excellence.

For more information about the Influential Womxn Awards, contact Greenidge at ggreenidge@nwmissouri.edu.


Media contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704