Senior Associate Dean Blanche Staton honored by YWCA

November 14, 2013

As a part of their 21st Annual Tribute to Outstanding Women, the YWCA Cambridge recognized the efforts and achievements of MIT Senior Associate Dean Blanche Staton. This annual event honors the professional and volunteer contributions of women who share the YWCA’s mission and vision of a world free from racism, a world in which women are fully empowered, and a world in which all people live with peace, justice, freedom, and dignity.

An excerpt from Dean Staton’s citation reads: “The YWCA Cambridge is pleased to honor Blanche Staton for her work as an advisor to graduate students, especially women and underrepresented students of color, and as creator of the Path of Professorship, a workshop that given women the tools to be successful on the academic track and provides initiatives to promote professional development. Blanche has taken the time to encourage and provide resources to students who have felt marginalized.”

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