Press Release for Friday, February 25, 2005

Women's History Month Festivities on UNF's Campus

Contact Sharon Ashton
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2115

The University of North Florida’s Women's Center will welcome Women's History Month with a celebration at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in the lobby of the Robinson Theatre on UNF’s campus. As part of the celebration, the Susan B. Anthony Award will be presented. The event is free and open to the public.

The previous years’ award winner presents the Susan B. Anthony Award. It annually spotlights one member of the UNF community who has made significant contributions the community by being a positive role model for women, working to improve the position of women on campus through advocacy and education, and by exhibiting leadership qualities. The 2005 Susan B. Anthony Award will go to Dr. Joyce Jones, who exemplifies the criteria set for the Susan B. by tirelessly advocating for women in multiple mentoring roles as both a professor and an administrator. Dr. Jones teaches Educational Leadership in the UNF College of Education and Human Services and is the Director of the Doctoral program at UNF. A Lifetime Achievement Award is being given to Dr. Judy Solano in recognition of her many contributions to the faculty and students at UNF. Dr. Solano is chair of the Computer and Information Services Department. She also serves as UNF Faculty Association President and is a member of the UNF Board of Trustees.

Immediately following the kick-off celebration, the Women’s Center and the African American Student Union will present a musical theater ensemble, “Ain’t I a Woman” in the Robinson Theatre. The performance begins a 7 p.m. “Ain’t I a Woman” is a professional musical theatre ensemble. It includes renowned actress Liz Mikel and a trio with cello, piano and percussion. It celebrates the lives and works of four historical women. It is free and open to the public.