Paul K. Mueller,
News Services, 919/515-3470
Wins 2003 Equity for Women Award
North Carolina State University Council on the
Status of Women (CSW) has named Teresa Helmlinger,
assistant vice chancellor of extension and engagement
and executive director of Industrial Extension
Services (IES), the winner of the 2003 Equity
for Women Award.
annual award is given in recognition of outstanding
voluntary or job-related service toward the goal
of equity for women on the NC State campus. Helmlinger
joins Drs. Nash Winstead, Barbara Rissman, Thomas
Stafford and Frances Graham in winning the award,
which was created in 1990.
Helmlinger holds her bachelor’s
degree in mechanical engineering from NC State.
She earned an MBA from Duke University, where
she was a Fuqua Scholar. She is currently pursuing
her Ph.D. in public administration at NC State.
Active in the Professional Engineers
of North Carolina, Helmlinger was named their Young
Engineer of the Year in 1986. She is also the incoming
president of the National Society of Professional Engineers,
the first woman to hold this position in the 68-year
history of the organization.
Helmlinger was cited for increasing
the number of women managers in NC State’s IES,
working to rectify salary inequities for women in the
department and fostering leadership potential in women
in both IES and in the engineering profession.
Robert A. Barnhardt, interim provost, presented the
award at the recent Women’s Professional Development
Conference on campus.