Applications available for Nora Finnigan Werra Faculty Achievement Award

Applications are now available for the Association of Marquette University Women’s Nora Finnigan Werra Faculty Achievement Award. 

The Nora Finnigan Werra Faculty Achievement Award is given annually to honor and recognize a woman faculty member who has excelled in her research, teaching and service to Marquette and to the community, and who has mentored students and other faculty. The AMUW Board of Directors handles this award, established in 2002, in partnership with the Center for the Advancement of the Humanities. 

Women associate professors and professors are eligible for this award. Nominees need to be employed full-time and have given at least seven years of service to Marquette. To nominate an eligible colleague, complete and send the nomination form along with the nominee’s CV to Dr. Andrew Kim, associate professor of theology in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, by March 1. 

Nominations will be retained for one year. Thus, 2022’s nominations will be considered for this round and nominations made in 2023 will be eligible for consideration in 2024. 

The award is named after Nora Finnigan, a friend of Marquette, whose many relatives attended the university. 

“It was an honor to endow this very important award,” Werra said. “I believe that it not only recognizes outstanding women faculty but also tells others within the university and the community that women faculty are recognized and valued. It also shows those interested in teaching at Marquette that the university is a great place to work.”