Honoring Excellence.

Each year students in the department are recognized for outstanding efforts. The Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Outstanding Senior Award honors a GSWS major who embodies a combination of theory and activism. The Ellen Hamilton Lida Mason Award honors a GSWS major for academic excellence in Women's and Gender Studies. Ellen Hamilton and Lida Mason were the first female students at UVM. The University of Vermont was the first university to admit women into Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

Recent Honorees:

2018

Charlotte Gliserman - Outstanding Senior Award
Margaret Colbert - Ellen Hamilton Lida Mason Award

2017

Bex Adams - Outstanding Senior Award
Amanda Meltsner - Ellen Hamilton Lida Mason Award

2016

2016 award winners photo
Emy P. Takinami - Ellen Hamilton Lida Mason Award
Anne A. Moyerbrailean - Outstanding Senior Award
Presented by Program Director Tina Escaja

December 2016 Grad, Pearl Weggler - Ellen Hamilton Lida Mason Award
(photo not available)

2015

Photo of 2015 GSWS award winners
Sydney Camisa and Elizabeth Ambros - Ellen Hamilton Lida Mason Award
Rocko Gieselman - Outstanding Senior Award

2014

Photo of 2014 GSWS honorees
Joshua MacGregor - Ellen Hamilton Lida Mason Award
Indigo James - Ellen Hamilton Lida Mason Award and the Outstanding Senior Award
Madi Boyett - Outstanding Senior Award
Ellen Anderson Presenter

2013

Photo of 2013 GSWS honorees
Emily Loisel - Ellen Hamilton Lida Mason Award
Katherine Monterosso - Outstanding Senior Award
Felicia Kornbluh presenter

Past Inductees

Past Inductees:

Students Inducted in 2014

Alliette Acevedo
Hannah Aronowitz
Mariel Brown-Fallom
Alec Buzzell
Rosalie Cohen
Claire Crisman
Jehan Dolbashian
Julia Dwyer
Katherine Ford
Olive Gudisman
Chelsea Johnson
Dominic Kennett
Amanda Meltsner
Molly Milliken
Anne Moyerbrailean
Anna Pet
Kalitha Playter
Bianca Rizzio
Madison Scott-Kerley
Jamie Sharken
Alice Tonry
Allie Van Sickle
Claire Wiggin
Rebecca Young
Alexis Zona

Students Inducted in 2013/h3>

Katherine Ashmore
Sarah Attridge
Hannah Bevins
Jacqueline Brink
Emily Cohan
Morgan Dewey
Emma Flaherty
Rocko Gieselman
Molly Gormley
Renick Lalancette
Stephanie Lupica
Anne Mientka
Kristin Nelson
Gabrielle Rancourt
Anna Shelley
Erin Storck
Emy Takinami
Kacy Van Clief
Anita Virmani

Students Inducted in 2012

Sydney Camisa
Gaelan Chutter-Ames
Elisha Ferguson
Erica Goldberg
Indigo James
Whitney McKiddy
Anne Mientka
Katherine Monterosso
Bessie Rose
Liz Roskey
Kelsey Wooley

Students Inducted in 2011

Catherine Akin
Madison Boyett
Alice Corvo
Juliet Critsimilios
Britta Ekdahl
Jamie Jackson
Emily Loisel
Joshua MacGregor
Kennah McMahon
Candace Morgan
Monique Seitz
Skye Smock
Melanie Waldbrise

Students Inducted 2010

Jillian Brelsford
Katherine Brown
Jessica Bullock
Amy Goodnough
Abby Johnson
Eliza Kelsten
Julia Knox
Anna Nicolosi
Dru Roessle

 

Students Inducted 2009

Darby Brazoski
Jessica Dawson
Krista Fioretti
Elisha Furguson
Danielle Ganek
Laina Lomina
Liz McElhinney
Emily Merritt
Justine Pentifallo
Allyson Perleoni
Janai Smith
Alexandra Townsend

Students Inducted 2008

Maya Aleshnick
Molly Ashodian
Berkeley Brooks
Katie Companion
Heather Czapla
Elyse Gambardella
Natalie Hart
Annie Jenkins
Elizabeth Lach
Vanessa Lang
Madeleine LaPlanche
Julian Marton
Amanda Sutherland
Erica Weinberg

Students Inducted 2007

Lindsey Adams
Meredith Bessette
Charles Black
Allyson Black-Foley
Rhiannon Champagne
Julia Emery
Sarah Glassman
Elizabeth Houghton
Meryl Klein
Samantha Lazarus
Sarah Madey
Nicole Marx
Courtney O'Connor
Natalia Parachini
Emily Porter
Caroll Spelke
Catherine Tremblay
Kacia Yazbak

Students Inducted 2006

Amna Al-arfaj
Lauren Barnett
Hailey Broderick
Jessica Butt
Piper Cassidy
Christina Churchill
Marley Cloyes
Caitlin Coyne
Jennifer Currier
Emily Franz
Jessica Kowalewski
Lara Langweiler
Oake Meise-Munns
Sara Mesavage
Caitlin Murdock
Alexandria Myers
Elizabeth Oliver
Jody Podell
Jessica Rongo
Leah Sohotra
Casandra Scully
Casey Sexton
Laura Viani
Jennifer Volz
Liana Whiteley

The Alpha Delta Chapter of Iota Iota Iota (Triota), The National Women's Studies Honor Society

Triota is named for the ancient goddesses Inanna, Ishtar, and Iris, the University of Vermont chapter is Alpha Delta. Chapters of Triota have been established at universities across the United States. The purpose of the society is to promote an interest in women's studies, research of social problems affecting all women, and other social and intellectual activities that will lead to the improvement in the condition of all people. Membership is awarded on the basis of superior academic performance both in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies and in the candidate's entire undergraduate work at the University of Vermont.

Students Inducted in 2019:

Ali Barritt
Sade Bolger
Kayley  Dillon
Justine Gerace
Carmen  Harris
Anna  Moore
Lauren  Schnepf
Zoe  Sheppard
Emma  Spitzer
Emma Staff
Juls  Sundberg
Alli  Tuden
Olivia  Turner
Mickenzie  Zadworny

Students Inducted in 2018:

Lindsay Aldrich
Ariana Ansari
Olivia Baccellieri
Sophie Brentis
Grace Doyle
Chloe Foster
Lucie Foster
Nellie Harvey
Jacquelyn Haytayan
Casey Henehan
Katie Hirsch
Camille Jasiorkowski
Lila Johnson
Margaux Miller
Erin Murphy
Alana Redden
Annabella Romano
Soledad Sloan
Zmira Stouber
Lauren Wapshare

Students Inducted in 2017

Samantha-Haley Brown
Brianna Cheringal
Hailey Cray
Bridget Dorsey
Abigail Howe
Madeline Hoy
Morgan LaChance
Meghan Letizia
Riley Nesheim-Case
Caitlin Plumer
Caroline Rainville
Lindsay Robinson
Veronica Sioss
Isabelle Smith
Talia Welsch
Amanda Ziobro

Students Inducted in 2016

Ariana Arden
Sarah Carbonneau
Margaret Colbert
Sierra Cotnoir
Dani Dolphin
Olivia Gamsu
Josamine Hall
Sarah Holmes
Melissa Howson
Rebeca Humphrey
Abby Hurwitz
Lynn Keating
Caroline Keller
Chloe King
Annais Moccia
Susanne Nelson
Heather Rankine
Katie Robinson
Brooklyn Stam
Rebecca Stormberg
Emily York

Students Inducted in 2015

Bex Adams
Nolan Benoit
Elizabeth Boley
Ceili Brown
Emma Cudney
Hannah Dahlin
Charlotte Gliserman
Jason Haynes
Sarah Heft
Emily Hodness
Ashley Hoyt
Stevie Hunter
Emmy Kasper
Grace Krupkowski
Stephanie Landry
Julia Morrow
Drew Pizzo
Catherine Powell
Elizabeth Renshaw
Hanna Snyder
Pearl Weggler
Hannah Woodruff

The Daniel-McCarter Award

UVM's first prize for outstanding undergraduate coursework in LGBT studies was created in spring 2004 and first awarded in 2005. Named for Owen Daniel-McCarter '04 in recognition of his dedication to LGBT concerns at UVM, this award honors outstanding scholarly and creative coursework on LGBT/queer topics by undergraduates. Its goal is to acknowledge the importance of sexuality and gender identity issues in students' academic and intellectual lives. This award is generously cosponsored by the UVM Bookstore.

Daniel-McCarter Awardees

2019

Adelaide Szczesiul

2018

Matthew Fioti -- A COUNTERFEIT
English 212: Capstone Seminar in Writing, Spring 2018 taught by Gregory Bottoms

2017

Rebecca Humphrey – “El pueblo unido jamás será vencido: Queer oppression in Francisco Franco’s Spain”, written for Paul Deslandes’ seminar “Queer Lives: LGBT History” fall 2016 semester.

Leon Bick – “Makeability | Breakability” written for Eve Alexandra’s “Introduction to Creative Writing” fall 2016 semester.

 

Past Winners