The Campus Chronicle
Vol. XVI, Issue 1
for the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts
Sept. 1, 2000

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Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs honored

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Photo: Cora Marrett
Cora Marrett

Cora B. Marrett was one of three prominent women educators honored last month by the American Psychological Association during the organization's annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

     Marrett received a presidential citation from APA president Patrick H. DeLeon recognizing her "sustained and courageous leadership on behalf of women, ethnic minorities, and other underrepresented groups in science and technology."

     "Because of your efforts," adds the citation, "women's equality in education and employment are central tenets of the nation's laws and public policies. Scientific agencies, such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, have equity for women and girls on their organizational agendas. Committees on the status of women in science and technology flourish in scientific societies, providing continuing voices and platforms of influence for women's issues."

     Honored with Marrett were Bernice Sandler, senior scholar in residence at the National Association for Women in Education, and Janet Welch Brown, the former executive director of the Environmental Defense Fund who is now a visiting fellow at the World Resources Institute.

     The three also took part in a special panel on "Advocating for Women in Science: Reflections from the Front Lines" that was chaired by Nancy Felipe Russo of Arizona State University.

     The panel was presented as part of the APA's Presidential Initiative on Women in Science.

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