We are now accepting online nominations for the 2017 PWA Unsung Hero/ine Awards!

Nominate online by clicking this link.

A principal goal of the Professional Women’s Association is to develop awareness throughout the campus community of the many contributions that staff and faculty make to UC Santa Barbara. With this goal in mind, we are asking for nominations of women and men who consistently make our campus community a better place. Unsung Hero/ines share a firm commitment to the mission of UCSB. Many nominees volunteer outside their departments, and all pour their hearts into their work.

Recipients will be recognized at PWA's 21st Annual Professional Development Conference, on May 9, 2017. Current PWA officers and PWA Steering Committee members are not eligible to submit nominations, nor are they eligible to be nominated.


  • Nominee may not be a current PWA officer or Steering Committee member.
  • Nominee should be a faculty or staff member employed with UCSB for a minimum of two years.
  • Previous recipients of the Unsung Hero/ine Award may not be nominated. Click here to see a complete list of previous recipients.

Submission Instructions:

  • Applications must be completed online by clicking this link, and must include a Statement of Nomination and an additional letter of support from another colleague.
  • Deadline: 5 p.m. Friday, April 21st, 2017 (late applications will not be considered).

Thank you so much for taking time to nominate your deserving colleagues. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Lia Cabello at lia.cabello@ucsb.edu or at ext 3294.


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