27 selected for KU’s Women of Distinction calendar

The Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity has announced 27 honorees for the 2014-15 Women of Distinction calendar.

A reception for the Women of Distinction, who were selected for their contributions to Kansas University and the community, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Kansas Union Ballroom.

Those selected:

— Sally Roberts, associate dean for undergraduate programs and teacher education for the School of Education and an associate professor in the department of special education;

— Judy Wu, a University Distinguished Professor of physics;

— Jacklyn Baillergeon, of Leavenworth, who graduated in the spring and was one of 20 University Scholars in 2011;

— Emma Halling, of Elkhart, Ind., a senior who served as student body vice president during the 2013-14 school year;

— Mary Fry, an associate professor in the Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science;

— Pat Long, president emeritus of Baker University;

— Addison Keegan-Harris, of Topeka, recently graduated and currently serves as academic program coordinator for the Kansas Women’s Leadership Institute;

— Katie Schmidt, of Atchison, who is a senior in chemical engineering and president of the Society of Women Engineers;

— Shawnee Wallace, of Augusta, who is a junior and co-director of the Jayhawk Health Initiative;

— Isabella Herrera, of Overland Park, a medical student at KU Medical Center;

— Marty McLaughlin, executive director of the KUMC Office of Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies;

— Jamie Lloyd Simpson, director of accessibility and ADA education at KU;

— Cynthia Marta, of Rantoul, who graduated from KU with a master’s degree in social work;

— Amanda Thompson, of Lincoln, who graduated from KU in the spring with a bachelor’s degree in speech-language-pathology;

— Diane Goddard, who is vice provost for administration and finance;

— Theresa Gordzica, who is the chief business and finance planning officer;

— Rachel Mae Bullock, of Overland Park, who is a senior and president of Delta Delta Delta sorority and a GaDuGi SafeCenter Victim Advocate;

— Micah Melia, of Prairie Village, who is a senior majoring in anthropology;

— Natalie Parker, of Overland Park, who is a senior studying in journalism;

— Joanne Collins, a KU alumna who has served on numerous national, regional, state and local boards;

In addition, seven volleyball players who graduated this year were selected based on their achievements both on the court and in the classroom: Kara Wehrs and Amy Wehrs, both of Hampshire, Ill.; Caroline Jarmoc, of Calgary, Alberta; Jaime Mathieu, of St. Louis; Brianne Riley, of Naperville, Ill.; Catherine Carmichael, of Manhattan; and Erin McNorton, of Dallas.