Question: Is there a single type of nominee that the Zintl Award Selection Committee favors?
Answer: Absolutely not. A crucial part of the Women’s Center’s purpose is to promote the talent and ingenuity of all women at the University. According to the criteria of the Zintl Award, eligible nominees need only be employees of the University. We appreciate receiving nomination packets that support a diverse array of women who serve the University in various ways. Diversity is encouraged both in the array of nominations received and in the way that the nominee interacts with the University. We look to celebrate a woman who not only cultivates a high degree of professionalism, creativity, and commitment, but who also makes significant contributions to U.Va., often by serving the University in different capacities.
Question: How many Zintl Award recipients will be honored in 2012?
Question: How do you recommend preparing the Zintl nomination packet?
1) Typically, one University-affiliated individual takes the initiative to nominate a particular woman who fits the criteria of the Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award by writing a letter of nomination.
2) The nominator then typically engages other University-affiliated individuals in writing letters of support for the nominee. No more than three letters of support should be written. It is strongly recommended that at least one letter of support come from outside the area or department of the nominee. It is the responsibility of the nominator, who is writing the letter of nomination, to shape the style and tone of the nominating packet.
3) Finally, a current résumé or vita of the nominee should be included.
4) We will publish deadline and submission info for the 2013 nominee on this page and announce it publicly.
Question: Can additional nominating materials be submitted?
Answer: Please do not include more than the 3 basic requirements listed above (1 letter of nomination, no more than 3 letters of support, and a current résumé or vita). Succinctness and specificity are encouraged.
Question: Can students be included in the nominating process/nominating packet?
Answer: Yes. Any University-affiliated individual—including faculty members, staff members, employees, volunteers, and students—may be involved in the Zintl nominating process.
Past Recipients of the Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award include:
1998 Patricia Lampkin, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs; and Sylvia Terry, Associate Dean of African-American Affairs
2000 Sharon Hostler, Medical Director, Kluge Rehabilitation Center
2001 Claire Cronmiller, Professor of Biology; and Louise M. Dudley, Assistant Vice President for University Relations
2002 Shirley Menaker, former Associate Provost for Academic Support; and Marva Barnett, Professor of French, Founding Director of the Teaching Resource Center
2003 Patricia Werhane, former Ruffin Professor of Business Ethics
2004 Karin Wittenborg, University Librarian
2005 Karen Rheuban, Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education, Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director of the Office of Telemedicine
2006 Shamim Sisson, former Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Office of Student Life
2007 Carolyn Callahan, Professor in the Curry School of Education
2008 Yvonne Hubbard, Director of Student Financial Services
2009 Marcia D. Childress, Associate Professor of Medical Education and Co-director of the Humanities in Medicine Program
Karen Van Lengen, Professor of Architecture and former Dean of the School of Architecture
2011 Carol Wood, Associate Vice President of Public Affairs