Rachel Lovell Receives Women of Achievement Award's Mather Spotlight Prize

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Rachel Lovell, PhD, Research Assistant Professor the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, will be honored with the Mather Spotlight Prize at the Flora Stone Mather Center’s Women of Achievement Awards ceremony on November 1.

The Mather Spotlight Prize recognizes the achievements of two women faculty, two women staff, one woman graduate or professional student, and one woman undergraduate student whose outstanding professional accomplishments, leadership, and service have had a significant positive impact on Case Western Reserve University and the campus community.

In their nomination of Dr. Lovell, her colleagues and collaborators emphasized her genuine interest in providing opportunity, growing leaders, and acknowledging the efforts of her team, partners, and students:

“Rachel is a down-to-earth, supportive, and decisive leader. Her leadership and mentoring style are intentional efforts to use her position and experience to lift up those around her. Her efforts have a contagious energy and because of this, employees actively seek to work under her leadership due to her willingness to listen, engender trust, provide opportunities, and offer constructive, supportive feedback. She also has a way of pushing others forward and encouraging them to have a voice in a way that is both empowering and challenges gender norms and power dynamics.”

The awards ceremony will take place Friday, November 1, 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Tinkham Veale University Center. The event will feature remarks from Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder. Joining Dr. Lovell in receiving the Mather Spotlight Prize are:

  • Susann Brady-Kalnay, PhD, Distinguished Researcher in the Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
  • Heather Burton, PhD, Director of IDEAL-N and Partner Institution Faculty and Student Development
  • Delaney Jones, undergraduate student, and Alice Jiang, MS, professional student
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In addition, Dr. Lillian Emmons will receive the “Notable Woman of the Year” honor, and all women faculty who have received tenure and/or promotion in the past two years will be recognized. The lunch is free and open to the public, but those who plan to attend must RSVP by October 25.