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USI seeks nominees for 20th class of Phenomenal Women

USI seeks nominees for 20th class of Phenomenal Women

1/5/2021 | University Communications
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The University of Southern Indiana Multicultural Center is proudly accepting nominations for its 20th class of Phenomenal Women of USI and the Community. Since the program’s establishment in 2001, the University has recognized more than 200 Phenomenal Women for their contributions to diversity, both at USI and in the greater Evansville community.

Phenomenal Women nominees may be USI students, employees and alumna, as well as community members who serve as role models and impact lives as champions of diversity.

“It’s important to recognize and encourage the quiet heroes on our campus and in the community that have the courage and passion to advocate for change,” said Jada Hogg, Outreach Coordinator and Student Mentor for the USI Multicultural Center.

Nominations should be completed online through the Multicultural Center’s website by Monday, February 1. Honorees will be recognized during a virtual celebration Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Due to COVID-19, Phenomenal Women selected in 2020 were not publicly recognized and will be honored during the 2021 event.

The Phenomenal Women program aims to inspire others to embrace and promote diversity within their own lives and the lives of others. “The ripple effects of inspiration in the areas of diversity are immeasurable, but the difference is a benefit to all parties involved,” said Hogg “Hope is contagious.”

Detailed information about the 2021 Phenomenal Women virtual celebration, being held in conjunction with Women’s History Month, will be shared with honorees and the community at a later date. Tickets are not required and participants will be able to access the program on Facebook and YouTube.

Visit the Phenomenal Women website for nomination information and to view previous Phenomenal Women honorees. If you have a question about the event or nomination process, contact the Multicultural Center at 812-228-5000 or email

“I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.”

Excerpt from Maya Angelou’s poem,Phenomenal Woman”

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The 2019 Class of Phenomenal Women of USI and the Community.

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