05 May Troxell scholars exemplify intellectual curiosity and global citizenship
Four UW Madison College of Letters and Science students will receive the Louise Troxell Award, recognizing extraordinary junior and senior women whose qualifications include exceptional intellectual ability, curiosity, citizenry and engagement in society.
The 2020 recipients are:
Aaliyah Ford—Social Work/Legal Studies, with Criminal Justice certificate.
Alondra Avitia—Political Science/International Studies, with certificates in European Studies and Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies
Layne Wetherbee—Social Work
Teddy Powers–Neurobiology/Religious Studies, with Honors in the Liberal Arts
Candidates are invited to submit application materials after nomination by UW faculty and staff, and students from all UW-Madison colleges and schools are eligible for nomination. Finalists participate in a group interview conducted by a faculty panel.
Louise Troxell was Dean of Women at UW-Madison from 1931-1956. She was highly regarded for her dedication to successful experiences of female students and appreciation for unique challenges within their higher education pursuits.