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Aubel, Cooper Named 2020, 2021 Mount Union Jane Weston Chapman Award Winners

April 01, 2021

ALLIANCE, Ohio — The University of Mount Union is proud to announce that Jordan Aubel ’20, an art graduate of West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, and Dr. Adelina Cooper, associate professor of communication, are the 2020 and 2021 recipients of the Jane Weston Chapman award.

The award, named for the first female graduate of Mount Union, has been a part of Women's History Month at Mount Union since 1997. It is awarded to faculty, staff and students who spread women's history and address women's issues on campus.

Aubel, a 2020 graduate, was honored at the March 31 ceremony virtually after the 2020 ceremony was canceled due to COVID-19. 

“You can see Jordan’s work on Social Justice issues in everything she does. From the topic of her SCE being impacts of alcohol and drug issues to her being a member of the Gender Inclusive Working Committee on campus, Jordan always strives to work to promote social justice issues,” said her nominator. 

Cooper, a member of the Mount Union faculty since 2007, has taught and presented on gender inclusion and representation in media several times. She is also involved in campus organizations and sits on the board of Transcend, a nonprofit organization for transgender individuals and allies within that community.

“Her work promoting gender equity, advocating for social justice, educating others regarding women’s history and issues, and ensuring a campus climate which promotes women’s participation make her an exceptional candidate for this award,” her nominator said.