Shirley Verrett Award To Be Presented

The Shirley Verrett Award recognizes a faculty member at the University of Michigan whose work in the creative fields—teaching, performance, scholarship, or service—supports the success of female students or colleagues who come from diverse cultural and racial backgrounds.

Established by the Office of the Senior Vice Provost in partnership with the Women of Color in the Academy Project (WOCAP) to honor Ms. Verrett’s legacy, the $5000 award is presented annually. The ceremony for the 2012-13 award winner will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 4-6pm at Stamps Auditorium at the U-M School of Music, Theatre and Dance. Calls for nominations will be going out in the Fall. For more information, please see