Andrea Biggs (1960-1981), daughter of John and Penelope Biggs and sister of Henry Biggs, was killed in an automobile accident when she was 21 years old, on December 22nd, 1981.  Andrea was an independent spirit who advocated tirelessly for women’s rights, creating the first anti-prom at her high school and enthusiastically fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment. The Andrea Biggs Undergraduate Award in Gender Studies, named in her honor, was established over a decade “for the promotion of undergraduate research that focuses on issues relating to gender, dedicated in loving memory to Andrea’s spirit, in the hopes of further nurturing that same spirit in others.”