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KU honors women with annual awards

April 21, 2004

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Nineteen Kansas University students, faculty, staff and alumni were honored during the annual Women's Recognition Program.

The event at the Big 12 Room in the Kansas Union featured speaker Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett, senior vice provost for academic affairs.

The honorees:

  • Outstanding Woman in Athletics -- Sarah Gonzalez, senior from Overland Park.
  • Outstanding Woman Student in Community Service -- Jasmin Smith, senior from Kansas City, Mo.
  • Women's Hall of Fame -- Nyla Branscombe, professor of psychology; Susan V. Craig, art and architecture librarian; Christine Kenney, KU graduate and Douglas County district attorney; Alice Lieberman, associate professor of social welfare; Marigold Linton, director of American Indian outreach; Linda Luckey, assistant to the executive vice chancellor of university relations; Dorothy Pennington, associate professor of African and African-American studies; Pamela Soltis, a KU graduate and director of the natural history museum at the University of Florida; and Edith Taylor, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.
  • Outstanding International Woman Student -- Ha-Rim Cha, doctoral student from Seoul, South Korea.
  • Outstanding Woman Student in Leadership -- Maggie Mason, senior from Elmira, Ontario.
  • Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett, senior vice provost for academic
affairs, speaks during the Women's Recognition Program.
McCluskey-Fawcett talked during the awards ceremony Tuesday evening
at the Kansas Union.

    Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett, senior vice provost for academic affairs, speaks during the Women's Recognition Program. McCluskey-Fawcett talked during the awards ceremony Tuesday evening at the Kansas Union.

  • Outstanding Nontraditional Woman Student -- Terri Hildebrand, doctoral student from Rushville, Neb.
  • Outstanding Woman Student in Partnership -- Jen Overstreet, senior from Maize.
  • Sally Frost Mason Award for Outstanding Woman in the Sciences -- Kristen Dean, senior from Glen Elder and Overland Park.
  • Outstanding Woman Staff Member -- Tammara Durham, director of the Freshman /Sophomore Advising Center.
  • Outstanding Woman Educators -- Antha Cotten-Spreckelmeyer, professor of humanities and western civilization, and Delores Ringer, associate professor of theater and film.

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