Dr. Suzanne Farmer, Associate Professor of History, and Dr. Jennifer Edwards, Professor of Sociology, co-hosted the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Center for Women’s Studies. The Center has now been officially established in its new location at the Woods House. NSU Alumnus Dr. Isabel Baker was the keynote speaker for the event and Chief Bill John Baker presented the Center with a framed print outlining notable Oklahoma female leaders.
The Center for Women’s Studies honors NSU’s heritage as the location of the former Cherokee National Female Seminary and the legacy of Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation. Founded in 2013, the Center for Women’s Studies supports many of Northeastern State University’s core values and goals through both an academic minor and programming that promotes an environment of learning and discovery, full inclusion, civic engagement, and it also encourages global knowledge and cultural sensitivity.