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Baldridge recognized at UW-Madison’s Outstanding Women of Color ceremony

March 15, 2019

Five women were honored with UW–Madison’s Outstanding Women of Color awards in a ceremony at the Pyle Center on March 5.  It’s the 11th year for the celebration of women chosen for their advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged populations; scholarly research on race, ethnicity and indigeneity; and community building.

This year’s honorees were Assistant Professor Bianca J. Baldridge, Educational Policy Studies; graduate student Mariela Quesada Centeno; Associate Professor Jennifer Young Choe Edgoose, Family Medicine & Community Health; Melissa Metoxen, Academic Support Coordinator for the Native American Center for Health Professions; and English Professor Cherene Sherrard-Johnson.

“This annual reception is a wonderful opportunity to call out just a few of the many women who work tirelessly and selflessly without ever asking for praise or recognition,” said Patrick J. Sims, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion.

Baldridge has deeply rooted herself in the Madison area by building relationships with not only UW-Madison, but the Madison Metropolitan School District and community organizations, like the Goodman Community Center and Lussier Community Center.

Baldridge has a strong reputation for her commitment to Madison youth, from working on her path-breaking research to organizing with Mobilizing Youth Voices for Racial Justice. She is known for her combination of academia and activism within her research, another reason she was selected to receive this award.

Check out this photo album from the event captured by Andy Manis.

Bianca Baldridge
Bianca Baldgridge was recognized during the Outstanding Women of Color awards ceremony
on March 5 at the Pyle Center.


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