Gormley and Mulroy-Bowden named Women of the Year

August 2, 2013

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Dr. Melissa Gormley
Linda Mulroy-Bowden

PLATTEVILLE, Wis.­­­ —University of Wisconsin-Platteville officials have announced that Dr. Melissa Gormley, associate professor of history and director of the UW-Platteville Women’s and Gender Studies, and Linda Mulroy-Bowden, director of UW-Platteville Residence Life, have been named UW-Platteville Women of the Year. The award recognizes them for their leadership, active support of women and service to UW-Platteville.

“I feel very honored to be awarded, because I think there are a lot of women on this campus who do amazing things,” said Gormley. “As a member of this council, who sat on this committee the previous year, I know first hand that the process of selecting one woman is difficult because we have these incredible applicants.”

Gormley has been teaching history at UW-Platteville since the fall of 2008.

The purpose of the UW-Platteville Woman of the Year award is to recognize female employees and students who make a difference in the lives of women.

“I think this award is a great opportunity for women across this campus,” said Mulroy-Bowden. “I am honored to have been chosen as one of UW-Platteville’s Women of the Year. It means a lot to me to be recognized for supporting women.”

Mulroy Bowden has been working at UW-Platteville since 1990. “I started out as an assistant director in student housing, responsible for student conduct and issues education, that is where my interest in women’s issues came about,” she said.

During the university convocation on Thursday, Aug. 29 at the Williams Fieldhouse, Gormley and Mulroy-Bowden will be recognized for their outstanding contributions. They will receive a UW-Platteville recognition plaque that will be displayed in the UW-Platteville Patricia A. Doyle Women’s Center.

Written by: Eileen McGuine, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, (608) 342-1194, mcguinee@uwplatt.edu

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