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Cook Awards

The President, the Provost, and the Cook Awards Committee oversee the biannual Cook Awards. The Cook Awards honor Cornell students, faculty, and staff members  for their commitment to women’s issues and for improving the climate for women at Cornell. The award honors men and women  whose dedication to women’s issues at Cornell significantly exceeds expected job responsibilities. The awards are named in honor of the late Constance E. Cook, Cornell’s first woman vice president, and the late Professor Emerita Alice H. Cook, founding member of Cornell’s Committee on the status of Women.

Photos from the 20th Anniversary 2017 Cook Awards can be viewed here. A complete list of past winners can be viewed here.

Nominations for the 2019 awards are open for any deserving member of the Cornell community. Women and men students, faculty, and staff may receive awards. The Cook Awards committee will review all nominations and choose the final individuals to be recognized at a reception in spring 2019.

Nomination letters should describe the individual’s commitment to women’s issues and efforts to enhance the climate for women at Cornell. Nominations are due November 26, 2018. Please include the nominee’s Cornell affiliation, email and physical address.  Submit nominations either electronically to or by mail to 122 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853.

Contact Information

Office of Faculty Development and Diversity
122 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Ph: 607.255.6867
Fax: 607.255.4672