Events and Awards | About

The Women's Success Center hots several events throughout the year to honor and support individuals in our university and community. A few key events are the celebration of Women in History Month, the Annual Scholarship luncheon, and the UVU Women Awards. Follow the links below to learn more. 

Women in History Month

Women in History Month Information

Scholarship luncheon

luncheon banner photo
About Scholarship Luncheon

UVU Women Awards

UVU Women accept awards
UVU Women Awards

UVU Women Awards

The UVU Women Awards is a series of awards to recognize change makers in our community who contribute to the Women's Success Center mission to help women graduate from Utah Valley University. These individuals or entities are being recognized for their work to inspire, encourage, and motivate women to complete their college degrees. Below, you will see descriptions of awards that may be given each year, however, not all awards will be given every year.

The inaugural UVU Women Awards ceremony takes place in the fall each year and recognizes members from UVU and the larger community who have supported, and continue to support, the Women's Success Center and its mission.


Student Achievement Award

The Student Achievement Award recognizes a UVU student who exemplifies the mission of the Women’s Success Center through their own work and pursuits, as well as by their example and dedication to their fellow students and the UVU community.

Outstanding Alumni Award

The Alumni Award is given to a UVU alum who embodies the Women's Success Center mission by using their degree to pursue their dreams and find their success after graduation. This alum shows current students that an education is a worthy investment in future successes.

Illumine Award

The Illumine Award recognizes an individual who brings light to the lives of UVU students through their generous philanthropic work.

Community Partner Award

The Community Partner Award recognizes the contributions of a community partner who has collaborated with the Women's Success Center mission and supports women as they work toward graduation.

Faculty Service Award

The Faculty award recognizes those faculty at Utah Valley University who embody the Women's Success Center mission through their scholarship, teaching, and service. Their dedication helps the Women's Success Center as we work toward our goal to keep women in school through graduation.

Administrator Award

The Administrator Award recognizes an administrator who exemplifies the Women's Success Center mission in their work and service to the UVU community.

Distinguished Service

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes the contributions of an individual who has shared their time and talent in support of UVU women staying in school and completing their degrees.


2022 Award Recipients


Illumine Award - Carrie Todd

Carrie Todd

Community Partner Award - The Refuge

the refuge

Faculty Service Award - Jessie Hill

Jessie Hill

Outstanding Alumi Award - Makana Santiago

Makana Santiago

Distinguished Service Award - Peggy Pasin

Peggy Pasin