Martha Kime Piper Award

 

Congratulations to Dr. Sally Boyd as the 2020 recipient of the Martha Kime Piper Award.

The Martha Kime Piper award, named for the first woman president of a public higher education institution in the state, is given annually to recognize a woman with a record of advancing and supporting women in higher education and the education of women in South Carolina. 

Presidents of SC higher education institutions are contacted annually to nominate a qualified candidate from their institution. A Committee of the Executive Board of South Carolina Women in Higher Education selects the Piper Award winner from among the nominees.  The following criteria with percentage weights should be used in considering a nominee for the award.

  1. The recipient must have a record of participation in and support for the activities of South Carolina Women in Higher Education (SCWHE). (35%)
  2. The recipient must hold or have held a position in higher education in a South Carolina institution of higher education. (25%)
  3. The recipient must have a record of advancing and supporting women in higher education and the education of women throughout the state of South Carolina. (20%)
  4. The recipient must have achieved professional recognition for outstanding leadership and contributions to her institution or state. (20%)

Nominations should include:

  • A one-page letter of nomination describing how the nominee has fulfilled the criteria for selection with special emphasis on the nominee’s involvement in the S.C. Women in Higher Education.
  • Current curriculum vitae.
  • Two (2) letters of support.

Current members of the Executive Board of South Carolina Women in Higher Education are not eligible for nomination, nor may they make nominations. Former winners have included faculty members, administrators and presidents from a number of South Carolina institutions.

The deadline for nominations is the first Monday in December.  The award will be presented at the next SCWHE Annual Conference. Nomination packets should be emailed to the Chair of the Selection Committee for the Martha Kime Piper Award, Siobhan Brownson, brownsons@winthrop.edu or 803-323-4485, by midnight of the deadline date.

Nomination Form        

 

Previous Martha Kime Piper Award Recipients

Dr. Jackie Blakley, Tri-County Technical College
Dr. Elizabeth Bell, USC Aiken
Dr. Joan Altekruse, USC School of Medicine
Dr. Sue Rosser, USC Columbia
Dr. Sally Hare, Coastal Carolina University
Dr. Mary Thornley, Trident Technical College
Dr. Ellen Wood-Hall, Converse College
Dr. Sue Sommer-Kresse, College of Charleston
Dr. Ann Shoemaker McNutt, Technical College of the Lowcountry
Dr. Kathleen Noble, Aiken Technical College
Dr. Judith Prince, USC Upstate
Dr. Carolyn West, USC Columbia
Dr. Joann Boyd-Scotland, Denmark Technical College
Dr. Kay McFarland, USC School of Medicine
Dr. Sally Horner, Coastal Carolina University
Dr. Deidre Martin, USC Aiken
Dr. Susan Winsor, Aiken Technical College
Dr. Doris Helms, Clemson University
Dr. Nancy Welch, Greenville Technical College
Dr. Caroline Whitson, Columbia College
Dr. Donna Richter, USC Columbia
Dr. Jane T. Upshaw, USC Beaufort
Dr. Anita Bowles, Spartanburg Methodist College
Dr. Christine Curtis, USC Columbia
Dr. Willette Burnham, Medical University of South Carolina
Dr. Karen Gainey, Limestone College
Dr. Jackie Blakley, Tri-County Technical College

Note: Institutional affiliations at the time of the award