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Le Moyne College Hosts 15th Annual Lee-Anne Scaccia-Cruz Awards Ceremony

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … The Gender and Women’s Studies Program at Le Moyne College will host the 15th Annual Lee-Anne Scaccia-Cruz Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 29, in the Reilley Room, located in Reilly Hall. The event will begin with a reception at 4 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony at 5 p.m.

Molly Wilber ’11 will receive the Lee-Anne Scaccia-Cruz Award for Excellence in Gender and Women Studies. The Lee-Anne Scaccia-Cruz Award is awarded to a senior who has a record of academic excellence and who has demonstrated a commitment to the practice of the ideals of gender and women’s studies through co-curricular activities, community service and research projects.

Anca Munteanu, professor of English, will be honored with the Friend of Gender and Women’s Studies Award.

Molly Wilber is a senior majoring in English with concentration in literature and minors in French, gender and women’s studies, and Irish literature. She is a member of the Pi Delta Phi French Honor Society and was awarded the 2009 Newhouse Writing Award in the critical essay category. A musician and accomplished stage manager for Le Moyne’s theater program, Molly Wilber has a strong professional interest in library science.
Anca Munteanu is a specialist in English poetry and has published on the works of William Blake and Mary Darby Robinson. She more recently branched out to study European film and to make available for the wider public works in Middle Eastern American poetry. She holds a master’s degree in English from the University of Bucharest, Romania, and a doctorate in English from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln.

For more information on the event, contact Ludger Viefhues-Bailey at (315) 445-4512.

posted on: 4/14/2011