The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is proud to host the annual Trailblazer Award.

For more than two decades, the university has honored the achievements of exceptional womyn who continue to "blaze trails" on campus and in the greater community that we serve. The annual event takes place each March, during Women's History Month. 

This year is no exception! Register Now

Join us for the 2021 Women Trailblazer Award Ceremony

"Valiant Women of the Vote"

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 2pm

Please join us below for the virtual awards ceremony


Mistress of Ceremony Jacqueline Thompson, Associate Professor, Department of Communication & Media

Guest Speaker Dr. Natissia Small, Assistant Provost for Access & Academic Support, Academic Affairs

Musical Performance by Malena Smith, UMSL Student, BA Music/Fine Arts & Communication

2021 Trailblazers

  • Danielle Friz
  • Shhdwafi Youssef
  • Susan Jones
  • Nikole Shurn
  • Dr. Anita Manion
  • Dr. Laura Kuensting
  • Dr. Nancy Singer

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