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MUWAA presents faculty awards

MUWAA logoCOLUMBUS, Miss. -- The Mississippi University for Women Alumni Association applauded faculty members’ work inside and outside of the classroom at Homecoming 2014 Convocation.


Faculty awards were recently presented to Wesley Garrett, New Faculty Award, and Drs. Nora Corrigan and Deborah Miranda, Faculty Enhancement Grant winners.

"MUWAA is proud of our award recipients and the significant accomplishments and distinction they have brought to themselves and to our university,” said Sherrie Cooper, President, MUWAA.  

The New Faculty Award rewards the hard work of a newer faculty member in supporting the academic mission of The W.

Garrett and CooperWesley H. Garrett, Esq., assistant professor of legal studies, began teaching for the legal studies program in 2009 and became the program director in 2011. She was awarded the College of Business and Legal Studies Faculty Member of the Year for 2011 and 2013, and awarded National Society of Leadership & Success Excellence in Teaching Award in 2013. Most recently, Garrett took on the role of coaching The W’s newly organized Mock Trial team, taking the team to compete against more than 350 other undergraduate teams.

Garrett holds a bachelor of arts, honors, in paralegal studies from The W, and a juris doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law.
The Faculty Enhancement Grants enhance educational and professional activities of faculty members.

Corrigan and CooperDr. Nora Corrigan is an assistant professor in the Department of Languages, Literature, and Philosophy. She spent a year as a visiting assistant professor at McKendree University in Illinois before starting at The W in August 2008.

Corrigan has recently published articles in Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England and Renaissance Papers and her interests include Shakespeare, early modern drama and gender studies. She has a chapter forthcoming in an essay collection on gender and song in early modern literature, which will be published by Ashgate in 2015.

She holds multiple degrees in English from the College of William & Mary and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Miranda and CooperDr. Deborah Miranda is an associate professor at The W where she lectures and leads students through clinical experiences in community, family and women’s health nursing.

She received an associate degree in nursing from Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky.; a bachelor of science in nursing at University of Kentucky, Lexington; a master of science in nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio; and doctorate in sociology, focusing on gender and family, at Mississippi State University.

Miranda has served as a Red Cross shelter nurse and is a volunteer with Mississippi VIPR: Volunteers in Preparedness Registry. She is active in the Mississippi Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honors Society, AWHONN – the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing.

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