Join us for this special afternoon of dancing, singing and friends.

Shirley Verrett Award Presentation
january 31, 2013


Thursday, January 31, 2013
4:30 - 6:00pm


Stamps Auditorium, Walgreen Drama Center
1226 Murfin Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Directions to Stamps Auditorium in the Walgreen Drama Center

Link to Parking Map of North Campus


Ching-Yune C. Sylvester
Project Coordinator
Women of Color in the Academy Project
University of Michigan 



Robin Wilson
Shirley Verrett Award Winner 


The Women of Color in the Academy Project is proud to announce that this year's Shirley Verrett Award will be presented to Robin Wilson, Associate Professor of Dance. This award recognizes a U-M faculty member whose work has supported the success of women in creative fields who come from diverse cultural and racial backgrounds and advances diversity as part of the University's educational mission.

Please plan to join us on Thursday, January 31 (4:30-6:00pm) at Stamps Auditorium. The award presentation will be followed by a light reception.

Shirley VerrettThe Shirley Verrett Award, was established in honor of the late University of Michigan James Earl Jones Distinguished University Professor of Voice; a teacher who "would have walked the world over for her students." An internationally acclaimed opera singer who performed over 40 roles all over the world during the course of her illustrious four decade career, Ms. Verrett was one of the pioneering leaders in the generation of black singers after Marian Anderson's historical Metropolitan Opera debut in 1955.

For more information on the award, please see

The Shirley Verrett Award was established in 2011 by the University of Michigan Office of the Senior Vice Provost, and is administered by the Women of Color in the Academy Project (WOCAP) at the Center for the Education of Women.

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