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Meagan Allers wins Sonnenfeld Award from CWC
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Meagan Allers and Vice President Virginia Horvath
Meagan Allers, left, with Vice President for Academic Affairs Virginia Horvath

By Brittany Neddo

The Council for Women’s Concerns held its annual scholarship awards ceremony in November 2011, and honored its 2011-12 scholarship recipient, Meagan Allers.

The award provides her with $1,425 each semester this academic year. 

Ms. Allers is currently a junior at SUNY Fredonia majoring in Childhood Education/Early Childhood Education. She is the President of Fredonia for St. Jude, a member of the Kappa Delta Pi educational honor society, and a student on the SUNY Fredonia Volunteer and Community Service board.

Ms. Allers is also involved in the Residence Hall Council and the Student Association. She has been a volunteer at numerous events including the Buffalo News Kids Day, Fall Sweep and Maple East Fun Night. Most recently, Ms. Allers was named to the Fredonia College Foundation Board.

The Council for Women’s Concerns (CWC) seeks to help ensure a productive educational and work environment for faculty, and staff at Fredonia, particularly in areas related to women's concerns. It focuses on general issues of campus climate and programs as they affect faculty and staff, and on policies and procedures which affect women in the University.

The CWC serves as an advisory group. It acts as a liaison from Fredonia employees to the Administration on matters of University policy and procedure related to women’s concerns.

Marion Sonnenfeld spent 25 years as a faculty member teaching German. She was the first woman at SUNY Fredonia to serve as a Dean, and to achieve the rank of Distinguished Teaching Professor. Marion believed that the recipient of this scholarship should see the good in everyone and try to help others to develop what is best in them.

The council is now accepting applications from students for the 2012-2013 academic year. Female students in either sophomore or junior standing may apply. Please visit www.fredonia.edu/cwc/sonnenfeldaward.asp to learn more, including the required application materials. More information can be found on the Council’s website www.fredonia.edu/cwc.

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