Student Success Story: Charlene Benoit

March 14, 2023

CIVS Communications Intern, Charlene Benoit was recognized as an Outstanding Woman of PNW at The Women’s Leadership Luncheon as part of Purdue Northwest’s celebration of Women’s History Month. Charlene was recognized for her many leadership roles within student organizations and her current and previous student worker positions on campus. The Women’s Leadership Luncheon recognizes incredible examples of leadership among the women of PNW, and celebrates the inspirational careers of our student leaders in particular.

Charlene recently presented s student seminar entitled “Communicating and Presenting Research Findings” as part of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Standard training. She was an integral part of the SMSVC Annual Meeting in November, and is serving in many support roles for the Research Experience for Teachers Summer Program, as well as serves as the web editor for both CIVS PNW pages and the SMSVC website.

Outside of CIVS, Charlene is a dedicated leader on campus in many positions including her position as the undergraduate student representative on the PRIDE Committee, officer of the Social Justice Club, member of Women in Business, member of S.H.I.N.E. and media assistant on many campus projects and programs including the Race Racism and Anti-Racism Series, Breaking Bread Conference, Northwest Indiana Writing Project, Community and College Collaboration Incubator, PNW Day of Giving campaign, and The Roundtable Perspective.