2015 Miryam Award

The Miryam Award is presented each year to an individual (student, faculty, or staff) or a group (student organizations, committees, programs, etc.) on the UD campus whose actions portray the following:

  1. Enhance the climate for and support the advancement of women on the UD campus
  2. Go beyond one’s normal UD duties in advancing the campus community for women
  3. Reflect the mission of the University

We are now accepting nominations until Friday, January 30 for the 2015 award. 

To honor our recipients as well as the other nominees who have had a significant positive impact on our campus for women, please come to this year's prayer service and award presentation on Wednesday, March 25 at 4:30pm.  We'll begin in the Chapel with a prayer service, followed by a reception and presentation of the awards in Chaminade Hall immediately following. RSVP for the prayer service and reception:  Call the Center for Social Concern at 229-2524.


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Selection Process

The Miryam Award Selection Committee will meet and review all submitted nominations in early February. The committee will consider each nominee based upon responses to the three criteria areas identified on the nomination form. Therefore, it is important that nominators submit clear and concise information regarding their nominees. The Selection Committee will identify the Miryam Award recipient(s) in mid February.

Miryam Award Selection Committee

Includes representatives from the following UD entities:

Finance and Administrative Services
Center for Social Concern
Panhellenic Council
Office for Mission and Rector
Student Development
Women’s Center
Women’s and Gender Studies
Exempt and non-exempt professional staff
Undergraduate students

Award Prayer Service and Reception- All Welcome

To honor the award winner/s, each year there will be a prayer service and reception on or around March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation. The prayer service is planned and organized by campus ministers to reflect the values, hopes, and dreams of the winner/s and to reflect the spirit of the Feast Day. After the prayer service, the person who nominated the winner will share reflections on the winner and the selection committee will officially present the award (plaque displayed in Barrett Dining Hall and $1,000.00 to be used towards a program to support women on campus).


The Miryam Award was initiated by Campus Ministry's Center for Social Concern in 1996 as a way to recognize the efforts of people on our campus to change the atmosphere and the potential for women's achievements here at the University of Dayton. Significant changes and support for women have been made through the courage, the determination, and the persistence of individual women and men as well as organizations in the campus community.

Recent Recipients of the Miryam Award

2014: Shauna Adams and Shane White
2013: Debra Monk and Corinne Witherspoon
2012: Elizabeth Reeves , Alisa Bartel and Alex Kreidenweis (students)
2011: Dr. Judith Martin, Claire Hampel (student), and Annie Buscemi (student)
2010: Grace Crivello (student) and Dr. Betty Youngkin
2009: Dr. Sheila Hassel Hughes and Caitlin Cronin (student)
2008: Advocating for Women;s Equality (student group)
2007: Sr. Mary Louise Foley, FMI

The Award consists of the name(s) of the recipient(s) engraved on a permanent plaque, which is displayed in the Barrett Dining Room, and a $1,000 gift to be designated by the recipient(s) to further enhance the climate for women on campus.

Contact Us

Campus Ministry's Center for Social Concern

Liberty Hall 107 
300 College Park Ave. 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0408