The NCA Women’s Caucus is calling for nominations for the 2012 Francine Merritt Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Lives of Women in Communication. The recipient will be notified in summer 2012 and will be honored at a reception at NCA’s 2012 convention.
The Women’s Caucus mission is “to advocate for women’s improved status, voice, and opportunities in the discipline. In doing so, we are committed to exploring the diversity and complexities of women’s lives in terms of their academic and professional experiences. In keeping with the spirit of this mission, the Caucus encourages innovative and alternative ways of understanding and investigating women’s experiences. We are committed to building alliances with other NCA divisions and caucuses who are interested in creating opportunities for students, recent graduates, and/or scholars who have not previously participated in NCA programming.”
The Women’s Caucus offers the Francine Merritt Award to someone who has made a difference in the field of communication through her/his mentoring, service, advocacy, teaching, and scholarship. Nomination packages should stress the nominee’s contributions in each of these areas, particularly as they relate to the mission of the Women’s Caucus.
A complete nomination package consists of the following materials:
•Letter of nomination outlining candidate’s contributions
•Nominee’s vita, including current contact information
•No more than 5 letters of support
•A letter from the nominee accepting the nomination and agreeing to attend NCA’s convention in 2012
Nominators from the 2011 call may choose to have their nominee’s materials remain in the pool for a second year. The nominator should send a letter requesting such, and the nominee should send a letter accepting the nomination and agreeing to attend the NCA convention in 2012. The deadline for submissions is May 10, 2012.
Nomination materials may be sent either as PDF electronic portfolios or as hard copies to:
Rachel Anderson Droogsma, Past Chair Women’s Caucus
Communication Studies Department
Nebraska Wesleyan University
5000 St. Paul Ave.
Lincoln, NE 68510