Awards

AMERICAN FELLOWSHIPS:

Name: Pauli Tashima
Award Year: 2016-17
Award: American Fellowship
Institution: University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Discipline: Language and literature – Asian
Degree and Specialization: , Early medieval china
Project Name: Historicity of The Historicity of Authority: Status and Interpretation of the Zuo Tradition in Early Medieval China

Pauli Tashima works on commentarial traditions in early medieval China, focusing on the reception of the early Chinese text the Zuo Tradition. Her research, which will result in a book of her own, traces the process by which this text gained or lost authority under various political, intellectual, and social conditions across different historical periods. The question of textual authority and canonization lies at the center of this project.

Name: Ellen Haskell
Award Year: 2012-13
Award: American Fellowship
Institution: University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Discipline: Religion
Degree and Specialization: Postdoctoral, Religious studies
Project Name: The Zohar as Text in Context: Jewish Mystical Reflections on the History, Literature, and Culture of 13th-Century Spain

Ellen Haskell’s work on Jewish mystical literature focuses on feminine religious imagery and mysticism’’ role in cultural transformation. Her new work seeks to illuminate how medieval Jews used mystical writings to understand and critique their environment. Her goal is to become a significant voice in the study of Jewish mysticism, especially as it relates to gender and culture.

Name: Joanne Murphy
Award Year: 2012-13
Award: American Fellowship
Institution: University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Discipline: Anthropology and archaeology
Degree and Specialization: Postdoctoral, Archaeology

Name: Elizabeth Bucar
Award Year: 2011-12
Award: American Fellowship
Institution: University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Discipline: Religion
Degree and Specialization: Postdoctoral, Religion

Name: Stephanie A. Kurtts
Award Year: 2007-08
Award: American Fellowship
Institution: University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Discipline: Education
Degree and Specialization: Publication grant, Education
Project Name: Making It Through: Induction Year Experiences of Special Education Teachers From Underrepresented Groups

Stephanie Kurtts focuses on the recruitment and retention of teacher candidates from underrepresented groups and examines educators’ preparation for inclusive practice, including how they are prepared to ensure that all students have access to the curriculum. She has an active role in the service-learning work of her university.

Name: Lisa Levenstein
Award Year: 2007-08
Award: American Fellowship
Institution: University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Discipline: History
Degree and Specialization: Postdoctoral research, History
Project Name: A Movement Without Marches: African American Women, Public Institutions, and Poverty in Postwar Philadelphia

Lisa Levenstein conceptualizes poor African American women’s use of the state as a form of political activism that sustained their families and played a major role in shaping postwar U.S. politics, culture, and the economy. She teaches courses that explore women’s history, African American history, and the history of poverty and public policy in the United States.

Name: Robin M. Gee
Award Year: 2006-07
Award: American Fellowship
Institution: University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Discipline: Arts
Degree and Specialization: Postdoctoral research, Dance

Career Development Grant 2014-2015
Veronica Hough, M.A., Humanities, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Veronica Hough has served in the field of human services and is passionate about advancing and protecting the rights of individuals. Prior to her current career in civil rights for the federal government, she worked at the county and state levels in the areas of second language acquisition and child support enforcement. After obtaining a master’s degree in peace and conflict studies, she hopes to work in alternative dispute resolution.

COMMUNITY ACTION GRANTS:

Recipient: AAUW Greensboro (NC) Branch
Project Director: Lakshmi S. Iyer
Award Year: 2010-11
Award: Community Action Grant
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Term: Two-year grant

Educational Foundation Awards (Branch Honorees)
(Fellowship/Research & Projects)
The Foundation was established in 1958 to expand AAUW’s emphasis on Educational work and to facilitate the building of Fellowships and Research Endowments. These Fellowships (not scholarships) award funds to women scholars (fellows) for advanced research and study. Branches have the privilege of honoring a member for each $500 contribution to this fund given yearly. Greensboro members honored are:

Ernestine Milner(1972-73), Zelda Pemberton(1973-74), Julia Heinlein(1974-75), Kathleen Soles(1965-76), Willa Lawrence(1976-77), Argyle Brown(1977-78), Juanita Spaulding(1978-79), Martha Bell1979-80), Mary F. Schickedantz(1980-81), Melba Whitley(1981-82), Tommie Young(1982-83), Elizabeth Holder(1983-84), Charlotte Hurwitz(1984-85), Willa Lawrence(1984-85), Maude Williams(1985-86), Dorothy Bardolph(1986-87), Estelle Himes(1987-88), Anna Joyce Reardon(1987-88), Carolyn P. Taylor(1988-89), Gladys Van Pelt(1989-90), Mary C. Farthing(1990-91), Alberta Cuthbertson(1991-92), Mary F. Schickeciantz(1992-93), Josephine Patterson(1993-94),  Mabel Ponzer(in memory)(1993-94).
1994-95:  Sally S. Cone, Gloria Scott, Lola Spease;
1995-96: Nevada Shoffner, Ellen Gentry, Willa Lawrence, Kathleen Soles;
1996-97:  Jamie L. Bristow, Gertrude N. Morrow, Josephine Patterson, Rose Lindsay Pfaff;
1997-98:  Charlotte Y. Divitci, Ellen Gentry (in Mem), Katie Dorsett;
1998-99:  Nelda Bynum, Lila Lloyd, Julie Staley, Betty Urban;
1999-00: Roddy Hurewitz, Gina Mantura, Nannette Wilson;
2000-01: Sue Metz, Josephine Patterson, Isabelle Powell;
2001-02: Lola Spease, Lola Jackson; 2002-03: Mary Floyd, Debra Massey, Millie Hoffler-Foushee;
2003-04: Dianne Gill, Sue Mengert, Carolyn Taylor, Elizabeth Bridges;
2004-05  Linda Sarkis, Janie Dominique, Martha Sharpless;
2005-06: Everlena Diggs, Sue Mengert;
2006-07: Elaine Ostrowski, Kathryn Schmidt, Milynda Foushee. Carolyn Taylor

Dr. Shirley L. Hall Award
This award was established in 1993 to honor a member whose contribution was exemplary. Greensboro members honored are:
1993-94   Shirley Hall
1994-95   Isabelle Powell, Carolyn Taylor
1995-96   Rose Lindsey Pfaff
1996-97   Lillie Anderton-Lewis
1997-98   Lila Lloyd, Mary Stuart
1998-99   Millie Hoffler-Foushee
1999-00   Carman Wood
2000-01   Janeen Robertson
2001-02   Linda Sarkis
2002-03   Roddy Hurewitz
2003-04   Milynda Foushee
2004-05   Mary Woodrow
2005-06   Yvonne Howard
2006-07   Louise Brown

Willa Lawrence Award
This award honors a former Greensboro Branch President’s sustained leadership in the Branch. Greensboro members honored are:

1998-99   Willa Lawrence
1999-00   Karen Gray
2000-00   Gertrude Morrow
2001-00   Charlotte Divitci
2002-00   Betty Urban
2003-00   Cleta Baker
2004-00   Marilyn Cotton
2005-00   Eugenia Perkins
2006-00   Marilyn Pickney

Dr. Mary B. Floyd Award
This award was established in 2007 to honor a member whose service goes beyond her elected or appointed office in ways that contribute significantly to the Greensboro branch.

2006-07  Dr. Mary B. Floyd
Sue Mengert
Lola Jackson