Written by Ed Osborn
On Nov. 6, Carmen Cid, interim president of Quinebaug Valley Community College and biology professor and dean of Eastern's School of Arts and Sciences, was inducted in the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame Education and Empowerment for 2013 during a ceremony at the organization's 20th annual celebration.
One of 10 women honored, Cid has served as dean at Eastern for nine years. Over her 29-year career in higher education, she has worked to improve the representation of women and minorities in science fields.
"This year's honorees are leaders throughout the state who have devoted their careers to educating and empowering women and fostering their advancement," said Katherine Wiltshire, executive director of the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame. "As we mark 20 years of highlighting remarkable women's stories, we celebrate the incredible community we are building to inspire the next generation and women of all ages."
This year's inductees included Rosa DeLauro, U.S. Representative for Connecticut Third District; Barbara Hackman Franklin, president and CEO of Barbara Franklin Enterprises, who served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce under President George H.W. Bush; Linda Koch Lorimer, vice president of Yale University; and Augusta Lewis Troup, union organizer, journalist and promoter of the suffrage movement.