31 UCF Women Recognized During National Women’s History Month

31 UCF Women Recognized During National Women’s History Month

Damla Turgut, associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is one of 31 UCF honorees for National Women’s History Month.

Thirty-one remarkable women are being honored this month by UCF’s Center for Success of Women Faculty as part of National Women’s History Month.

The 2015 honorees include faculty and staff members; administrators; members of the UCF Board of Trustees; and Judy Thames, president of LIFE at UCF. This is the third year the center has recognized women around campus during March.

“They’re all different and all amazing in how they have contributed to UCF’s past, present and future,” said Linda Walters, director of the center.

To honor the work by all women on campus, the month-long observance will feature one woman with a Q&A each day on the center’s website. All of their photos and Q&As will be archived on the website, and they are given a certificate. They also will have the opportunity to join President John C. Hitt and First Lady Martha Hitt for lunch.

“Women’s History Month is a national celebration of the important, but sometimes overlooked, roles women have played in our history,” Walters said. “We have our executive board nominate notable women across campus each year for us to celebrate and learn more about.”

The center offers resources to help women succeed in academic life and balance their life and work issues.

Check the center’s website, http://womenfaculty.afia.ucf.edu/, each day this month to find out about some of the women who are instrumental to the success of UCF.