Nelson receives University Women of Color award
Elizabeth Nelson, office manager in TRiO Upward Bound, received the 2012 University Women of Color (UWOC) Tapestry Award. The award recognizes the individual efforts of faculty, staff, and students to create a positive campus climate for women and particularly, women of color.
Nelson began working at the University as a work-study student in the Spanish and Portuguese department and the Upward Bound office, and returned to Upward Bound as staff in 2007. She's pursuing a master of education in human resource development and mentors Upward Bound's human resource development interns. She is actively involved in the Community of Scholars program, which supports graduate students who are underrepresented in academia, and is also president of the Graduate Students of the College of Education and Human Development (GradSEHD). Nelson was presented the award at a UWOC reception on Oct. 18.