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Nancy Chen Receives COD Women of Distinction Award

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College of DuPage’s Women’s Studies Committee has selected Nancy Chen for the 2023 Adade Wheeler Woman of Distinction Award. Chen has been a resident of DuPage County for 53 years, and has devoted her personal and professional life to advancing women and girls through education, advocacy, and mentoring.

The Woman of Distinction Award, given annually since 1983, recognizes residents, workers or volunteers within Community College District 502 who have made significant contributions to the personal and professional advancement of women through education, advocacy and motivation. This award is named for former College of DuPage History Professor Adade Wheeler who was a Professor of History for 15 years. Outside of work she was an advocate of women around the world.

If you would like to learn more about the Women’s Studies Committee, feel free to contact members: Maureen Heffern Ponicki, Amanda Musacchio, Shelly Mocchi, Julia di Liberti, Penny Latta, and Stephanie Vlach.


El Comité de Estudios de la Mujer del College of DuPage seleccionó a Nancy Chen para el Premio Mujer Distinguida Adade Wheeler 2023. Nancy, residente del condado de DuPage durante 53 años, ha dedicado su vida personal y profesional al avance de las mujeres y las niñas a través de la educación, la defensa y la tutoría.

El Premio Mujer Distinguida, otorgado anualmente desde 1983, reconoce a los residentes, trabajadores o voluntarios dentro del Distrito 502 de Colegios Comunitarios que han hecho contribuciones significativas al avance personal y profesional de las mujeres a través de la educación, la defensa y la motivación. Este premio lleva el nombre del ex profesor de Historia del College of DuPage, Adade Wheeler, quien fue profesor de Historia durante 15 años. Fuera del trabajo, fue una defensora de las mujeres en todo el mundo.

Si desea obtener más información sobre el Comité de Estudios de la Mujer, no dude en comunicarse con nuestros miembros: Maureen Heffern Ponicki, Amanda Musacchio, Shelly Mocchi, Julia di Liberti, Penny Latta y Stephanie Vlach.

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