Colorado State University Faculty Women Honored as Role Models

Professors Patsy Boyer and Mary Crow will be honored as role models by Colorado State’s Academic Faculty and Administrative Professional Women’s Caucus at a reception 4-6 p.m. April 16 in the Longs Peak Room of the Lory Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Patsy Boyer, professor in the department of foreign languages and literatures, and Mary Crow, English professor, each will receive $1,000 from the Women’s Caucus in recognition of exemplary accomplishments.

Boyer, a recipient of the College of Liberal Arts John N.Stern award this year, is being honored for outstanding contributions to the status of women on campus. Colleagues praise her as an invaluable friend, colleague and mentor, and also praise the intellectual inspiration and assistance she gives women faculty members during tenure and promotion processes.

Boyer was instrumental in bringing to campus the Gender Infusion Project from the Southwest Institute for Research on Women, which has received several important awards and honors. She also was instrumental in developing Colorado State’s Women’s Studies Program and the Women’s Caucus. She was the first woman to represent university faculty on the State Board of Agriculture and has held leadership positions on many Faculty Council and university committees. She taught courses in the Women’s Studies Program and courses on women writers in the department of foreign languages and literatures.

Crow, recently named poet laureate of Colorado, is being honored for outstanding achievement. Crow was selected as poet laureate from among 54 applicants by Gov. Roy Romer in recognition of her artistic excellence, service in the advancement of poetry and interest in presenting poetry and literature to the state.

She is an innovative and highly regarded teacher of creative writing at Colorado State and a Poet-in-the-Schools participant in Colorado and Wyoming. Crow has published seven books, including poetry and translation, and her work has appeared in numerous literary magazines, anthologies and books. She has given poetry readings around the world and has spoken at a wide range of scholarly meetings and conferences. She has been the recipient of three Fulbright awards and a number of awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

In honoring Boyer and Crow, the Women’s Caucus recognizes their exemplary accomplishments and extends its deep appreciation to them for their service as role models for others.

The honors reception is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, the departments of English and foreign languages and literatures, and the Center for Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education.

For more information, contact Sue Pendell in the department of speech communication at (970) 491-5303.