Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies celebrates the end of a wonderful first year!

Colin Davis, Kim Correa, and Julie Shayne with awards

Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) students, staff, and faculty, along with supporters at UW Bothell, gathered for a recognition ceremony last week to celebrate the end of a great first year. The day was dedicated to Dr. Leslie Ashbaugh, beloved colleague who passed away last year. IAS affiliate faculty member Karen Rosenberg shared memories of Leslie, and GWSS faculty coordinator Julie Shayne presented two students with Leslie Ashbaugh Feminist Praxis in Education (LAFPIE) Awards. (GWSS faculty and staff named the award LAFPIE in honor of Leslie Ahsbaugh’s witty sense of humor and love of pie.) This annual award recognizes GWSS students (majors or minors) who demonstrate inspiring and impactful feminist praxis during the course of their studies at UW Bothell. Social Justice Organizer Kim Correa and UW Bothell Pride Alliance president Colin Davis were the award’s inaugural winners. GWSS also thanked outgoing student representative Kyra Laughlin and welcomed incoming student representative Shugla Kakar. The celebration ended with pie! You can see photos from the event on the GWSS facebook page here.