Janette M. Burns Award
Named in honor of Janette M. Burns, a professor of
Speech Communication at Penn State DuBois from 1959
to 1975, the Burns Award is given to a full- or
part-time faculty member, staff member, student, or
campus organization that has encouraged, supported,
or mentored women or otherwise enhanced the campus
climate for women at Penn State DuBois.
The winner’s name is inscribed on a permanent plaque
displayed in the Smeal Conference room. The winner
also receives a personal plaque and cash award.
Depending on the quality of nominations, the
committee may not choose a winner every year. No
person or group will win the award more than once in
a five-year period. Self-nominations are acceptable.
Previous winners: Janice Russo, 1999; Jennifer
Conner, 2000; Pat Young, 2001; Diane Lucas, 2003;
Amy Buehrer, 2004; Jess Jones, 2005
The selection committee consists of one of the
chairs of the Penn State Liaison Committee to the
Penn State Commission for Women, another member of
the Liaison Committee appointed by the chairs, a
Student Affairs representative, a student member of
the Liaison Committee, and a previous Burns Award
recipient. This year’s committee, chaired by Jackie
Atkins, includes Missy Duttry, Diane Lucas, Mary
Mino, Keely Roen, and Holly Strength.
Please return completed forms to Jackie Atkins via
her mailbox in the Hiller Building or e-mail at
or by completing the online nomination form, by
Friday, February 24, 2006.
Online Nomination Form
Award Nomination Form to download and print (MSWord
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