Multicultural Programs presents:
Women’s Recognition Luncheon

"Women Saving Our Planet"

Thursday, March 12, 2009
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Broome Library Exhibition Hall

Women’s Recognition Luncheon

Painting for Women's Recognition Luncheon

Each year, Multicultural Programs hosts a Women’s Recognition Luncheon to honor women who foster the growth and development of our community through leadership, service and dedication. This year’s theme, “Women Saving Our Planet,” reflects the focus of the National Women’s History Project. The luncheon has two major components in which to participate: the women’s leadership awards and the student contest. The women’s leadership awards will honor female leaders in environmental sustainability, while the contest is open to any student (male or female) with a proposal that outlines ways in which CSUCI can increase environmental sustainability. As part of the luncheon, the winning environmental sustainability proposals will be presented.

Guest speaker Linda Parks of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors will be featured at this year's event!

Bring Your Own Place Setting (BYOPS)

Luncheon attendees are asked to bring their own place settings to the event in an effort to reduce waste. All attendees with place settings (plate, silverware and cup) will be entered in a raffle with multiple chances to win outstanding prizes.

2009 Program Goals

  • To increase campus awareness of the annual Women’s Recognition Luncheon event with greater emphasis on campus and local community participation
  • To provide the opportunity for networking among peers
  • To connect with the greater community, highlighting women’s achievements towards environmental sustainability
  • To inspire the community to think outside consumerism and inside the "less is more" philosophy

2009 Program Outcomes

As a result of this year’s Women’s Recognition Luncheon, participants will:

  • Demonstrate increased knowledge of the work women are doing on campus and in society to move towards a sustainable environment
  • Express dedication to creating sustainable future events based on paper-free ideas exhibited at the luncheon
  • Report meeting and/or learning something new about at least one other member of the campus community

Environmental Sustainability Proposal Contest

The environmental sustainability proposal contest is open to all CSUCI students. First, second and third place awards with prizes will be announced at the event. All students who submit proposals are invited to the Women’s Recognition Luncheon to be recognized. The luncheon will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. in the Broome Library Exhibition Hall. To enter, please submit your proposal information no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 27, 2009.

Women’s Leadership Awards

Any member of the campus community may nominate an exceptional female leader that has fostered the growth and development of the community through environmental sustainability efforts and education. Nominations will be accepted in the five categories of student, staff/administrator, faculty, alumni and community member. One recipient in each category will be determined by a committee of judges. For more information and to nominate a woman that embodies this year’s theme, “Women Saving Our Planet,” please complete the nomination form no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 27, 2009.

Event details:  The event is free. On-campus parking is $6.00 for a daily permit. For more information and to RSVP for the Women’s Recognition Luncheon, please contact Kirsten Moss-Frye, associate director of Access, Orientation and Transition Programs at or 805-437-3156.

2009 Award Winners:

Women’s Leadership Awards

  • Student – Amanda Hendrickson
  • Student – Jennifer Blair
  • Staff –Wendy Olson
  • Faculty – Amy Denton
  • Community Member – Lupe Anguiano (CAUSE)
  • Alumni – Amy Spandrio

Environmental Sustainability Student Contest Winners:

  • First Place – Tanya Quin
  • Second Place – Trisha Willard

Attendees: 104