The campus community is encouraged to nominate individuals for the 2006 Women of Color Empowerment Award, sponsored by Student Outreach Services.

All enrolled students, faculty, and staff are eligible to receive this award. Nominees are individuals who have distinguished him or herself by demonstrating excellence in providing support and making a positive contribution in the lives of women of color. Nominees may demonstrate excellence in leadership, mentoring, empowerment, community-building, and persistence.

The recipient will be officially honored during Student Outreach Services’ Eighth Annual Women of Color Empowerment Dinner, which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 2, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

Nomination forms are available on the Student Outreach Services website, http://www.wwu.edu/depts/sos/, and in Old Main 110. Completed nomination forms must be received by Tuesday, February 14, 2006.

Nominations and supporting documents may be submitted to Candace Hanscom, Old Main 110, MS 9010, Candace.Hanscom@wwu.edu; fax, 650-3715. For questions please call or email Sarah Hamilton at 650-2392; Sarah.Hamilton@wwu.edu.