College Recognizes Three Women of Excellence

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Dean Alan Balfour is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009-2010 Georgia Tech College of Architecture NSF ADVANCE Program Women of Excellence Awards.

These awards are presented to individuals who have distinguished themselves through their leadership, scholarship and sustained service on behalf of the Georgia Institute of Technology and the College of Architecture. In particular, honorees were judged on criteria of academic leadership in their discipline, professional leadership and mentoring within the university and the College of Architecture, and contribution to intellectual and social success of the Tech community.

The 2009-2010 Award Winners are:

CoA-ADVANCE Women of Excellence Faculty Award ($1500)
Professor Nancey Green Leigh, Ph.D., FAICP
Professor- School of City and Regional Planning

CoA-ADVANCE Women of Excellence Graduate Award ($800)
Paola Sanguinetti
Ph.D. candidate- School of Architecture

CoA-ADVANCE Women of Excellence Undergraduate Award ($500)
Krystal Persaud
Senior Undergraduate Student- School of Industrial Design

About the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program in the Georgia Institute of Technology's College of Architecture
ADVANCE is dedicated to analyzing and eliminating gender disparities in the academic setting. At Georgia Tech, it provides resources to reduce gender bias, mitigate barriers due to family responsibilities, and increase career advancement opportunities for women.

Dr. Catherine Ross, ADVANCE Professor for the College of Architecture, works to promote the advancement of female CoA faculty, academic professionals, and aspiring academics. Please visit the CoA-ADVANCE website at for more information and resources.

The ADVANCE program is funded by the National Science Foundation and Georgia Tech. See for more information about the University's program, or to learn more about the National Science Foundation ADVANCE initiative.


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