Vermont Women in Higher Education (VWHE) awarded its annual professional development scholarship to Norwich University Associate Professor Gina Sherriff in December to support her work in mentoring women on campus. The scholarship, named after Lyndon State College’s former president, Carol A Moore, recognizes women working in Vermont higher education who aspire to advance their careers. This scholarship awards up to $1,000 for professional development.
Sherriff earned the award for her proposal to attend the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity’s (NCFDD) Faculty Success Program in order to strengthen her skills in mentoring women on campus in her temporary appointment heading Norwich’s Office of Student Engagement and Leadership. Sherriff’s scholarship will be applied towards the NCFDD Faculty Success Program in a 12-week intensive mentoring program designed to increase faculty productivity and retention, and to create a network of faculty across the country. Norwich University is co-sponsoring Sherriff’s participation in the program through the Offices of the Provost and Academic Research.
“By participating in the Faculty Success Program, I will become a stronger and more confident leader on my campus and, in turn, will be ready to mentor other women and help them achieve their personal and professional goals,” Sherriff said.
Sherriff holds a PhD in Spanish from Yale University, and has been teaching a Spanish curriculum at Norwich since 2011.
VWHE is celebrating its 40th year and is affiliated with the American Council on Education’s Inclusive Excellence Group and Women's Network. VWHE works to foster connections among women in various sectors of higher education, promote women's leadership and encourage and support women leaders of diverse backgrounds. The organization maintains an open membership policy and welcomes the participation of Vermont women from all levels of administration, staff and faculty.
Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the US Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu
Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, Norwich launched the Forging the Future campaign in 2014. The five-year campaign, which is timed to culminate in 2019, is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities and is designed to enhance the university’s strong position as it steps into its third century of service to the nation.