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Congratulations Theresa!

Theresa Rowland, Violence Against Women Act Grant Director at the Grand Valley State University Women's Center, recently received the Emerging Leader Award from the National Women's Studies Association. This national award was presented to Theresa on November 6th, 2013 in Cincinnati at the NWSA ceremony.

Women's Center Associate Director Jo Ann Wassenaar and Assistant Director Brittany Dernberger nominated Theresa for this award. Read the nomination.

Former GVSU Police Chief Barb Bergers also wrote a letter of support for Theresa's nomination.

“Theresa’s work has not only impacted our students on campus but across West Michigan and the state,” said Jo Ann Wassenaar, associate director of the Women’s Center. “Our communities are a better place to live because of her work.” - See more at:


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