Barbara Jordan Award

Barbara Jordan

Named to celebrate Texas congresswoman Barbara Jordan, this award honors a person on GVSU's campus who has been a long-time advocate of women, women's issues, and the Women and Gender Studies program, and who has bridged the gap between traditional academic fields and women's and gender studies.


  • Making lasting and profound contributions in the areas of women's learning, scholarship, and leadership
  • Helping to create a climate in which such lasting changes can develop and grow

The Barbara Jordan Award is presented at the annual Women's Commission Awards Ceremony held each March during Women's History Month.

Past Recipients



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