U.S. Dist. Judge Julie Robinson, a Kansas University alumna, will be the keynote speaker at KU's Annual Women's Recognition Program Tuesday night.
The program, which honors outstanding women in the KU community, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Big 12 Room of the Kansas Union. A reception will follow.
Robinson, a KU law school graduate, was appointed in 2001 by President Bush as a U.S. district judge for Kansas. She is the first African-American woman and the second woman to be appointed to this position in Kansas.
Female students who have made unique contribution to women, to KU or to the community will be honored at the program. Female leaders will also be inducted into the KU Women's Hall of Fame.
This year's Hall of Fame inductees are:
- Joyce Castle, professor of music and dance;
- Mary Lee Hummert, interim provost of student support;
- Martha Langley, financial director, Hilltop Child Development Center;
- Toni-Marie Montgomery, dean of fine arts;
- Cora Lee Beers Price, former assistant professor of classics.
In addition to the Hall of Fame, the following individuals will be honored:
- Outstanding Woman Student in Athletics: Margaret Mason;
- Outstanding Woman Student in Community Service: Lea Burgess Carland;
- Outstanding International Woman Student: Jihyun Kim;
- Outstanding Nontraditional Woman Student: Marian Hukle;
- Outstanding Woman Student in Leadership: Aramis Watson and Fouzia Haq;
- Outstanding Woman Student in Partnership: Jessica St. Clair;
- Outstanding Woman Staff Member: Katherine Pryor;
- Outstanding Woman Educator: Elizabeth Asiedu and Adrianne Kunkel;
- Sally Frost Mason -- Outstanding Woman Student in the Biological Sciences: Tanya Stoyanova.