Senior Sarah Page Receives 2014 Susan B. Anthony Writing Award

February 13, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman
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Page and Ireland

Sarah Page, the 2014 recipient of the Susan B. Anthony Writing Award, is pictured with Dr. Tim Ireland, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Members of the Niagara University community came together Wednesday, Feb. 12, to celebrate the life of Susan B. Anthony, the famous women’s rights reformer after whom a writing a contest facilitated by NU’s department of women’s studies is named.

Senior Sarah Page was named the recipient of the 2014 Susan B. Anthony Writing Award, in recognition of her paper, Under the British Raj: Women and Gender in British India.

Page was presented with a $100 check by Sharon Green, chair of the award committee.

The competition was open to all Niagara University undergraduate students.

Page, a social studies education major from Blasdell, N.Y., is a published author, having released a fantasy novel in the summer of 2012. She is also pursuing a minor in religious studies.

Along with the award presentation and brief comments from Page, the program also included remarks from Dr. John Sauter, assistant dean for academic affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences; Green, coordinator of instructional services; and Dr. Shannon Risk, assistant professor of history, who spoke about Anthony’s immense impact on women’s rights, especially the right to vote.

When the program concluded, attendees enjoyed a slice of cake in celebration of Anthony’s birthday, Feb. 15, 1820.

For more information on the women’s studies program at Niagara University, please visit www.niagara.edu/womensstudies.