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GSRC looking for stories of gratitude toward women

March 7, 2016

#ThankAnNIUWomanThe Gender & Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) is honoring NIU women in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Reflecting on the rich history of NIU, from humble beginnings in 1895, the GSRC wants to thank all the NIU women for their 121 years of strength, resilience, provision, support, teachings, research, leadership, guidance, development, community building and paying it forward.

Throughout the month of March, the GSRC is looking for stories of thanks – stories of how an NIU women influenced and empowered each personal, educational and professional development journey.

Submit stories of thanks to [email protected], and they will be shared with the campus through a variety of methods. Each week, the center will celebrate an NIU woman (past or present) by sharing her story and legacy at NIU and beyond.  the campaign also wants to thank those who have encouraged, motivated and supported people on their journeys.

To nominate someone who deserves recognition, along with stories of thanks, send a photo and a short biography (no more than three sentences) to [email protected].

Here are two shining examples:

Lisa King and Cass Young

Lisa King and Cass Young

  • Thank you Lisa King, associate director of the CHANCE program, for all the years of mentoring, service and dedication to ensuring students have the necessary resources, support and opportunities to become great leaders in their communities. Lisa has been a pillar within the CHANCE program over the years and many students have been fortunate to receive her heartfelt presentations, “keeping it real” conversations, and guidance when it comes to stepping up to the responsibilities of being a college student. Lisa has created comfortable spaces for students to be themselves while on their educational journey. Lisa, we say thank you!
  • Chloe Pooler from the College of Business Advancement wants to thank Cassandra Young, director of Alumni Relations for the College of Business. Cass Young deserves a thank you for her hard work and being a great boss to her student workers! She manages her team and projects effectively and is an all-around, very considerate strong person.

Meanwhile, the #ThankanNIUWoman social media campaign will alert the world to the great women of NIU.

#ThankanNIUWoman buttons are available to the university community to pay it forward and say thanks across campus. GSRC staff will be stationed around campus from 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday to provide these buttons for free.

For more information, call (815) 753-4772 or email [email protected].