Awards, presented during the Celebrating Diversity dinner, are sponsored by the Committee on Women and People of Color (CoWPoC), which was formed last year. Academic Affairs also sponsored the event.
“The awards are to recognize the stellar achievements and contributions of diverse faculty, staff and students at UW. They were nominated by someone at UW and selected by a CoWPoC subcommittee,” says co-chair Jacqueline Leonard, Science and Mathematics Teaching Center director, and Department of Elementary and Early Childhood professor.
There are several categories of “Special Awards” that are conveyed. Professor Jacquelyn Bridgeman was the recipient of the Leadership Award for her outstanding work in both the College of Law and across the main campus to boost diversity in enrollment and academic support.
Professor Bridgeman is the Kepler Distinguished Professor of Law at the College of Law. She served as the Interim Dean of the College of Law from October 2013 – June 2015. Previously she has served as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. Professor Bridgeman has been a member of the University of Wyoming’s College of Law faculty since 2002. She teaches in the areas of Employment law, Legal Writing, Torts, and Family Law. She also teaches an undergraduate seminar on African Americans and the American Legal System.
Congratulations to Professor Bridgeman on this well deserved award!