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The ninth annual Women’s Studies Program Awards Luncheon was held on Tuesday, Feb. 10 and honored several awardees. Emma Hyche, a student majoring in creative writing and minoring in women’s studies and history, was presented with the Undergraduate Student Award. Graduate students Shari Black, from counseling psychology, and Regina Moorer, from political science, both received a Women's Studies Graduate Student Award. Annett Kluck, associate professor in counseling psychology in the College of Education, received the Women’s Studies Faculty Award, and Kristin De La Fuente, president of the League of Women Voters of East Alabama, was presented with the Women’s Studies Community Partner Award.

Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary program in the College of Liberal Arts that offers undergraduate and graduate minors. Throughout the year, the Women’s Studies Program sponsors lectures, discussions, films and other events on campus that explore issues pertaining to women, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class and related themes. More information about the program and its events can be found on the website and Facebook page.