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Stewart receives Polytechnic Woman's Hero Award


April 09, 2007

MESA, Ariz. — Kelley Stewart, a senior double majoring in Applied Psychology and Multimedia Writing and Technical Communication, is the first recipient of the 2007 Polytechnic Woman's Hero Award. Stewart was chosen for this award based on criteria including advancing the position of women at the Polytechnic campus and in the local community, advancing the position of women in a chosen profession or disciplinary field, and participating in significant community service.

Stewart is an inspiration to young women and leads by example through coordinating volunteers for numerous community service events, serving as a mentor to female college students at Mesa Community College, volunteering and working for the Mesa Fire Department, and becoming involved as a student at Arizona State University. Before transferring to ASU from MCC, she volunteered more than 2,000 hours through AmeriCorps for homeland security efforts.

Recently, Polytechnic students elected Stewart for President of the Associated Students of Arizona State University Polytechnic (ASASUP), the campus student government. Stewart also has served as both Vice President and Senator for ASASUP, has been involved on numerous committees helping to plan events for students and the community, and has worked tirelessly to get more students involved in campus activities and volunteering. Next year, Stewart will continue her involvement in supporting issues of current and future students through her role as ASASUP President, and Arizona Students’ Association Director.

The Woman's Hero Award was established in 2006 by the Polytechnic Women's History Month committee as a way to recognize a female Polytechnic student or alumna who embodies the spirit and strength of women heroes in U.S. history. The award will be presented as part of the Women's History Month celebrations on April 11 at the "Balancing Work, Education and Life" roundtable discussion. For more information on Women’s History Month, visit www.poly.asu.edu/womenshistory/.