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Thursday, March 28, 2013


Tancy Vandecar-Burdin and Sheila Powell
Women's Caucus Presents Award to Sheila Powell, Honors Hager and Glover

The University Women's Caucus presented its annual award March 22 to Sheila Powell, director of corporate programs for the Executive Development Center in the College of Business and Public Administration.

Powell has been a member of the Women's Caucus board for more than 10 years and served as president in 2004. She has been with the university for over 20 years.

Tancy Vandecar-Burdin, president of the Women's Caucus, presented the award during an afternoon reception at the Gordon Art Galleries.

"Our winner has been described as having 'worked long and hard for women on campus' and 'has been a faithful member of the Caucus and participant on the board,'" Vandecar-Burdin said at the program. "She's also been described as the 'consummate professional.' She was the impetus behind the first Thriving in the First Years workshop for faculty administrators and has also been described as the 'voice for faculty administrators in the Caucus.'

Vandecar-Burdin added that Powell has also taken the lead responsibility for the annual salary equity review for administrative/professional faculty, noting, "Our award recipient is thoughtful and concerned for the well-being of all women on campus. She has also been active in the community by working with the Alzheimer's Association in honor of her mother."

The Women's Caucus also honored former members Jane Hager and Shirley Glover, who have been "thoroughly committed to the Caucus for over a quarter of a century," Vandecar-Burdin said.

"Words to describe them are 'fearless,' 'grace' and 'dedicated.' Both have been very helpful to me as president and have brought so much wisdom, savvy and humor to the Caucus board.

"Shirley's commitment has been exemplified by many things, including her ability to make any social event go off like a charm and helping produce the Caucus brochure each year. Jane continues to host the Caucus board retreat in the summer, even after retiring from the university. Thank you both for your unwavering commitment to the women of ODU and the Caucus," Vandecar-Burdin said.

Shirley Glover, Tancy Vandecar-Burdin and Jane Hager

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