Join women’s organization and help make a difference

November 30, 2012 | UToday
By Samantha Watson



The University Women’s Commission, which supports women at The University of Toledo both educationally and professionally, is looking for new members.

Since 1981, the commission has made significant changes at UT; these include recognizing 138 outstanding women, establishing Apple Tree Nursery School, and providing scholarships to undergraduate women. The main goal of the commission is to support women at UT and help them flourish professionally.

Although there is a large focus on women, anyone can join the commission and support the scholarships and awards the organization gives. The organization awards two or three scholarships to undergraduate women annually; 100 percent of the membership fees go toward those awards.

The Outstanding Woman Awards recently were named after Dr. Alice Skeens, founding dean of the College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences. Skeens passed away in November 2011 and was a recipient of the award herself in 1988.

Students, faculty and staff of any gender can join by registering online here. Member fees are $25 for faculty and staff, and $10 for students, and are tax deductible.