Congratulations to the 2017 ‘Outstanding Women of Color!’


The UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Awards acknowledge and honor women of color among UW-Madison faculty, staff, students (undergraduate or post-baccalaureate) and in the Greater Madison community, who have made outstanding contributions in one or more of the following areas:

  • social justice, activism and advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged, marginalized populations;
  • community service;
  • scholarly research, writing, speaking and/or teaching on race, ethnicity and indigeneity in U.S. society, and;
  • community building on- or off-campus, to create an inclusive and respectful environment for all.

This year’s six honorees include:

  • Christy Clark-Pujara, Associate Professor of History, Department of Afro-American Studies
  • Taucia GonzalezAssistant Professor of Special Education, Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education
  • Beverly Hutcherson, Outreach and Communications Manager, Diversity and Inclusion and Career Pathways Coordinator at the School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Helen Lee, Assistant Professor of Glass, Department of Art
  • Barbara NicholsFormer Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing
  • Brianna Youngcurrent senior, UW-Madison School of Nursing


The tenth annual class of Outstanding Women of Color awardees will be honored at a reception on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 5- 7:30 pm in the Alumni Lounge of the Pyle Center, 716 Langdon Street. The event to celebrate this year’s honorees is open to the campus and community.

To register for this year’s event, go to Outstanding Women of Color Reception Class of 2017.

Congratulations to all and thank you for everything you do!