PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University is asking for nominations for its “Woman of the Year” and “Women of Distinction” awards, presented annually during National Women’s History Month in March. Deadline for nominations is Feb. 7.

Four women — a WSU alumna, employee and student, and a woman outside the university — will be named “Women of Distinction.” The awards will be presented by WSU Vice Provost Douglas D. Baker on March 27 during the Women’s Recognition Luncheon.

Those nominated for the awards must be women distinguished in academic work, career, leadership, public service or any combination thereof. They should be women who have contributed to the personal growth and success of others, especially through education, research, public or volunteer service. Women who have not received the award in the past five years are eligible.

Coordinated by the university’s Commission on the Status of Women, the awards are presented, say commission officials, to recognize the achievements and contributions of women to the academic and local community, and our society.

Award program sponsors at WSU include the commission, the President’s Office, the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, the Women’s Resource Center, the Women’s Studies Department, the Association for Faculty Women and the Coalition of Women Students.

For a copy of the nomination form or for questions, contact Marsha Yim, awards committee chair, at (509) 335-4108 or e-mail at yim@wsu.edu.