Loud selected Woman of Color in Education winner
University of Wisconsin-Parkside Criminal Justice Lecturer Louise Loud has been selected to receive the UW System's Outstanding Woman of Color in Education Award. She and other award recipients will be honored during a special program in October.
"Louise, you are certainly well-deserving of this recognition and we proud to have you represent the University of Wisconsin-Parkside," said UW-Parkside Chancellor Debbie Ford in a letter to Loud. Ford called Loud an "example of educational excellence."
The Outstanding Woman of Color in Education Award is given to a woman who has worked in women's studies scholarship and activism, serving to improve the status and climate for women, particularly for women of color; advocated for women, particularly women of color; consistently demonstrated the ability to rally diverse forces together to advance the agenda of women, particularly that of women of color; and created positive changes at the institutional level, i.e., curriculum development and infusion, receiving grants, and mentoring women; and/or demonstrated an understanding of the interplay of family and community and culture in the lives of women of color.
Loud joins recent UW-Parkside award recipients including Mary Xiong (2012) and April Puryear (2011).A formal recognition ceremony will be held Oct. 19, 2013.