The Distinguished Professional Woman Award was
established in 1984 to honor a woman who has been recognized as an outstanding
achiever in the Houston community, the state of Texas or the nation.
The individual should:
- exemplify a professional woman
- be an outstanding achiever in Houston, Texas and/or the nation
- be respected by her peers as well as the professionals in other disciplines
- have contributed significantly to her profession
- made significant contributions to overall health, quality of life,
and public service
- demonstrate a pioneering spirit
- support women as both a mentor and a positive role model
- not have received the award within the past five (5) years
The Distinguished Professional Woman Award Nomination Process
- CSW will announce request for nominations in September/October each year
- Include her name, with phone and email contact information.
- Include your name,with phone and e-mail contact information.
- Use the definitions above to describe in a one to two page letter why you think this woman should receive the Distinguished Professional Woman Award.
- Include a biographical sketch and CV or Resume.
- Submit nomination by mail to the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Research, 7000 Fannin, Suite 1716A (UCT 1716A), Houston, TX 77030 in care of Ms. Denelle.L.Gordon or electronically to Denelle.L.Gordon@uth.tmc.edu.
The President's Award for Mentoring Women was initiated in 1995. This
distinction and $2000 award is given to one University of Texas Health
Science Center at Houston employee in each of the following categories:
- Administrative and Professional staff
- Classified staff
The criteria and funding was established in cooperation
with the President. And longevity of service is not a consideration
for this award.
The President's Award for Mentoring
A mentor (male or female) is someone in the institution or
organization who coaches, teaches, advises, supports, guides,
and helps the mentee (female) achieve her goals.
The mentor relationship may be a close, one-on-one personal
association, be a brief encounter with a profound effect or
have a beneficial life-altering effect.
- assist in creation or identification of opportunities that enhance
career development for the mentee;
- share knowledge of how the "system" works, and/or improve
the "system" for those whose careers are still developing;
- introduce the mentee to values, customs, resources, and players in
the professional field of interest or occupation;
- invest time and effort in enhancing the growth, knowledge, and skills
of the mentee;
- enable greater productivity and achievement by responding to the
mentees' critical needs;
- offer knowledge, insight, perspective, or wisdom above and beyond
the normal "duty" of the mentor.
The Students Professional Development Award was
established in 2007.