Her Color Shines

Apply for Award – Application Closes Friday March 7, 2020

Her Color Shines 2020

4th Annual Her Color Shines

April 5, 2020

University Hall Auditorium


Red Carpet: 5:30 p.m.

This event was created to acknowledge and award young women of color (students, faculty, and staff) at Indiana State University for their exceptional leadership, academic performance, and resilience. We will continue to recognize the phenomenal accomplishments of our women of color. So, ladies - get ready to let your light shine!
This event will begin with an actual red carpet walk between 5:30-6 p.m. The program will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Our colors for the evening are any combination of black, white, and cream. If you do not have anything black, white, or cream, please wear what you have. Just remember, this is a red carpet event, so NO jeans!

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If you have any questions, please feel free to email Dr. Elonda Ervin at elonda.ervin@indstate.edu

Savvy Award

The freshmen and sophomore recipients of the Savvy Award have displayed this discernment and practical knowledge throughout their academic career at Indiana State.

Resilient Award

Awarded to a graduate student, the recipient represents qualities of a tenacious and active student leader. The recipients have made profound contributions to the University and her community while in pursuit of her degree.

Galvanize Award

These exceptional young women (juniors and seniors) have exhibited outstanding motivation and leadership across campus.

Virtuoso Award

This remarkable individual is a Fine Arts major. We celebrate her academic achievements as well as her outstanding artistic abilities.

Fierce Award

This award distinguishes a young lady that excels academically while achieving great strides as a student athlete.

Longevity Award

It recognizes those that have given much to this institution. We felt that recognizing faculty, staff and administrators for their faith and endurance was worthy of being praised. Longevity Awardees are positive role models for our students and community, the recipients have shown strength, dedication and service to Indiana State University.

Endearing Spirit (Administration, Faculty, Staff, Student, Community, and Alumni) 

This award is selected by the Committee. Endearing spirit is one that is selfless. This happens when you think less about yourself, and more about others. You're generous and kind. Being an Endearing Spirit is similar to being altruistic — another word for giving to others without looking for personal gain. This person gives time, money, or things to other people without expecting anything in return.
The Enduring Spirit Award recognizes the lifetime achievements of the recipient through their commitment of time, energy, and the giving of themselves to ensure the success of others. The issues they champion are varied and include: education, youth and family, holistical health (mind, body, and spirit), continuation and retention of culture, and economic empowerment to name a few.


2019 Women of Promise Committee

Nuri Rodriguez – co-chair

Jada Tompkins – co-chair

Azizi Arrington-Bey

Radasia Blaylock

Elonda Ervin, Ph.D.

Monserrath Espino

Amanda Hobson

Danyale Jones

Alyaa Malibari

Kassidy Madison

Gabrielle Miller

LeAsha Moore

Sandy Monge

Theresa Ortega

Madison Perry

Imani Randolph

Martha Reed

Venita Stallings

Taylor Ward

Hope Williams

Jayla Windon

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