Nominate A Phenomenal Woman


Do you know a woman who impacts lives, serves as a role model and champions diversity? The University of Southern Indiana Multicultural Center would love to know her, too.

The planning committee for the upcoming 18th Annual Phenomenal Women Banquet, hosted by the Multicultural Center and happening on Tuesday, March 12, is in search of women who have made contributions to diversity, both at USI and in the greater Evansville community.

“We’re looking for that person that typically doesn’t get the recognition, but you know they’re working hard in the area of diversity and inclusion,” explained Pam Hopson, executive director of the Multicultural Center.

These women, who may be USI employees, students or members of the Evansville community, are your co-workers, advisees, mentors, neighbors, family members and friends. Help USI recognize them for the difference they are making by nominating them as a 2019 Phenomenal Woman.

“Oftentimes we think that it takes a large group of people to make a difference, but that’s not necessarily so. It only takes one. One that has a vision and some goals,” Hopson said. “It’s finding out, what is it that we need to do as a woman to be able to give back to the community?”

The Phenomenal Women program aims to inspire others to embrace and promote diversity within their own lives and the lives of others. Hopson says the inclusion of student honorees is unique and important. “We want to set the example for our students… It’s up to us to be those positive role models. It’s up to us to recognize them for a job well done, even when they think people are not looking.”

The 2019 Phenomenal Women banquet will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in USI’s Carter Hall in conjunction with Women’s History Month at the University. Nominations are being accepted online through January 18. Members of the campus and the community are encouraged to attend the event and support those who encourage diversity and inclusion. Tickets may be purchased beginning in February.

Visit the Phenomenal Women website for complete event and nomination information, as well as to read about previous Phenomenal Women honorees. For further questions, contact the Multicultural Center at 812-465-7188 or email



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