Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program Director, Dr. Sandy Magaña, was one of six winners of the 2009-2010 Women of Color awards.
Magaña was nominated in the fall of 2009 by two colleagues, including Jane Dymond, and supported by colleagues, friends and associates.
Magaña is a role model for Latin@ students at UW-Madison and is as a crucial resource for other ethnic minority groups, as well as non-minority students who are eager to learn and become involved in service learning programs in Dane County.
The selection committee acknowledged that she advocates for the Latino population on campus and in the community through her work in the Latino Social Workers Organization, the Mental Health Center of Dane County and other programs.
Additionally, Magaña helped form the Latin@ Faculty Staff Association and serves as a mentor for several ethnic minority groups on campus.