For her work to support and empower the women of Westminster, the Rev. Jamie Haskins will receive the 2018 Remley Women's Award during Westminster's 2018 Alumni Weekend.
She is chaplain and director of the Center for Faith and Service, as well as an instructor of Religious Studies at Westminster College.
"There is certainly no one more deserving of the Remley Women's Award," said Cinnamon Brown, associate professor of history and assistant dean of Academic Affairs. "Not only has Jamie served as the advisor for the Remley Women's Center, she has been a constant support and outspoken crusader for women on campus. From overseeing internships to guiding independent studies, Jamie has supported Westminster women as they embark on their career paths."
Brown added Haskins also has helped place female graduates in Yale and Vanderbilt Divinity Schools, in leading non-profit organizations and in congregations around the country.
"Through her years here at Westminster College, Jamie has been the embodiment of what a life of service, social justice, inclusion and empowerment looks like," Brown said. "The Remley Women's Center could not be more proud to honor such a wonderful woman, pastor, teacher, activist and sister."
Haskins is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She earned her bachelor of arts degress in English and religious studies from Stetson University in Deland, Florida, and completed her master of divinity in 2009 at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee.
Following her graduate studies, Haskins was awarded a "Minister in Residence" position through the Transition into Ministry program, funded by the Lilly Endowment for Theological Education. This role took her to Seattle, Washington, where she served as the Minister of Faith Formation and Social Justice at University Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) from 2009-11.
Haskins came to Westminster College in September 2011. Since then, she has infused the campus with her passion for social justice and her unrelenting faith. In the classroom, she challenges her students to look at the world and scripture through a different lens. She oversees the Center for Faith and Service that sponsors campus-wide events such as Spiritual Life Thursday events and Diversity Dialogues.
"Jamie has been integral in leading efforts to support members of Westminster's LBGTQ community, including advising Westminster's Alliance," Brown added. "Moreover, she is a strong advocate for all Westminster students. Her door is always open to any student who needs a hug, a good laugh, a prayer, or just a chat. From the classroom to the pulpit, Jamie inspires our students to unapologetically follow their dreams and change the world."
"It is a true honor to receive an award that bears the name of Audrey Remley,"Haskins said. "Her strength, perseverance and persistence reflect the heart and courage of the women of Westminster. The women who make up Westminster's students, faculty, staff and alumni are fiercely intelligent, compassionate and dedicated to making our world a better place and I am proud to stand among them."
Haskins will receive the award in a special ceremony during Alumni Weekend, April 19-22.