Women of Distinction Honorees

Below is an alphabetical listing of all KU Women of Distinction honorees. Want to learn more about these women? Check out the calendar they appear in and click on their names! To view all calendars click here.

Name

Year
Adams, Mary 2010
Adkison, Jessica E. 2008
Ajayi, Toluwalase A. MD 2003
Alavi, Roksana PhD 2004
Albin, Tami MLIS 2011
Rasnak, Mary Ann EdD 2007
Arze, Paola L. Adriazola 2007
Asiedu, Elizabeth PhD 2008
Atwood, Erin E. 2010
Augare-Deal, Ra'el 2004
Baker-Goerin, Madeline M. 2006
Knudson Baldwin, Alexandra 2005
Balta, Vedrana 2005
Banerjee, Rashida PhD 2005
Bannwarth Zayas, Alexis "Ali" 2006
Banwart, Mary C. PhD 2012
Bargen, Gabriel A. PhD 2007
Barnard, Julia 2011
Bauer, Laura Branit 2008
Bayer, Margaret M. Bayer 2012
Bean, Alice L.  2010
Bell, Catherine R. 2003
Birmingham, Sarah Jane 2008
Blevins, Paige A. 2012
Boldridge, Elizabeth A. PhD 2004
Boldridge, Florence E. 2005
Bonaccorso, Elisa 2007
Bonds, Lauren C. 2009
Bowers, Kelly B. PhD 2006
Branch, Jamie 2012
Bricke, Margaret "Hodgie" PhD 2012
Brilll, Ann 2007
Brokenleg, Sarah L. 2006
Bunting, Jay C. 2010
Vratil, Kathryn H. JD 2008
Butler, Sha'Ray L. 2008
Carneiro, Vanessa Lima 2006
Cha, Ha-Rim PhD 2004
Chapin, Rosemary Kennedy PhD 2009
Chappell, Mary 2008
Chapple, Valerie "Val" 2009
Clark, Kim 2004
Clifford, Rita PhD 2012
Collier, Casey Oneida 2003
Debes, Rachel L. 2008
Dellwig, Emily A. 2012
Collins-Runnebaum, Adrienne 2010
Demirkaya, Asilhan 2010
Deuth, Marci K. 2004
Duarte, Mary 2009
Durham, Tammara EdD 2006
Dywer, Beth N. Pharm.D. 2003
Eldridge, Leslie 2005
Evanhoe, Rebecca 2005
Farve, Stephanie A. 2010
Fasbender, Whitney H. 2006
Fitzmorris, Jillian Proctor 2011
McCall, Kaelyn Fox

2003

Frankenstein, Destiny LeyAnn 2005
Franklin, Marge Heard 2005
French-Hodson, Ruth-Ann 2005
Friis, Elizabeth A. PhD 2007
Galvis, Nikki 2012
Gapetz, Jean 2008
Gautt, Sandra W. PhD 2003
Gavosto, Estela A. 2010
Gentry, Jodi 2010
Ginther, Donna K. 2010
Gelledge, Nona J. 2009
Goodrich, Angel 2012
Guthrie, Jenny 2011
Hadleym, Melanie 2003
Harry, Katherine 2010
Haun, Taylor Anne 2012
Higgins, Elise F. 2009
Hildebrand, Terri 2004
Hoglund, Sally Roney 2006
Kaplan, Melissa Horen 2006
Hudy, Andrea 2009
Isdell, Laura 2010
Jackson, Yo K. PhD 2011
Jackson, Amber L. 2011
Jeffers, Tiffany A. 2006
Jian, Stephanie H. 2011
Johnson, Libby 2011
Jones, Marynell T. 2005
Jones, Sabine B. 2009
Kajese, Vimbayl 2003
Kamau, Yvonne N. 2010
Kaminska, Agata K. 2008
Kankam, Sarafina 2011
Ketchum, Megan 2011
Kieweg, Sarah L. PhD 2007
Kimbrel, Delia D. 2005
Klayder, Mary PhD 2009
Knoll, Dorothy A. PhD 2007
Lacy, Lauren E. 2011
Lamb, Emily 2011
Phillips, Charity Landers 2012
Lee, Ji-Yeon PhD 2012
LeValdo, Rhonda J. 2009
Lewis, Erin 2010
Linnen, Amy C. 2011
Lo, Teresa 2007
Lo, Rebecca 2010
Love, Hannah B. 2008
Mabachi, Natabhona M. 2007
Marino, Rose A. 2009
Mariscal, Susana 2011
Martin, Talie 2004
Martincich, Katie 2009
Masterson, Haley G. 2008
McCray, Danielle 2009
McVey, Molley 2008
Mertz, Chelsea 2009
Messinger, Lori PhD 2011
Meza-Zerlin, Erika 2007
Miles, Lindsay 2006
Miller, Haley 2012
Moriarty, Laura E. 2004
Morel, Elizabeth L. 2004
Murrell, Kelsey 2012
Nary, Dorothy "Dot" PhD 2003
Niccum, Sylvia Dawn 2009
Nieto, Veronica PharmD 2009
Nzuki, Anne Ndunge 2010
Nunez, Santos 2005
Onions, Danielle 2012
Orieji Mba, Mary 2009
Papes, Monica PhD 2007
Patrinely, Rebecca 2nd LT, USAF 2012
Pavicic, Meredith 2011
Perry, Kaitlyn 2012
Porter, England G. 2009
Portillo, Shannon PhD 2006
Porras, Precious 2010
Pracht, Lara E. 2010
Lindstrom, Nicolette PharmD 2003
Royal, Emily Reimer 2008
Rissky, Michelle 2006
Ritter, Megan 2011
Robbins, Emily 2010
Roberts, Carleen 2005
Robertson, Diana PhD 2009
Sheaffer-Rockhold, Teresa "Terri" 2009
Rodee, Aly 2008
Rose, Alexandra "Nicki" 2012
Ryan, Mary 2012
Sailors, Molly 2010
Salas, Tonia 2010
Scott, Pamela 2008
Seager, Carol Bennett 2008
Bowen-Sheldon, Jan PhD JD 2004
Sheldon-Sherman, Jenna 2004
Shier, Sarah 2011
Shriwise, Amanda 2010
Skoglund, Shannon Sanderson 2005
Smith, Caroline N. 2003
Smith, JoAnn 2003
Spncer, Paulette DDS PhD 2007
St. Clair, Jessica 2003
Stern, Sarah 2012
Stolle, Ellen C. MD 2007
Storm, Megan 2005
Stowe, Rebeka D. 2010
Osbourn, Christina Strubbe 2005
Stuewe, Elizabeth "Liz" 2007
Fakhouri, Hannah Swift 2005
Tallman, Bobi 2004
Teeter, Deb 2011
Timmerman, Barbara PhD 2006
Minzoni, Becky Totten 2008
Tran, Michelle T. 2006
Tran, Margaret A. 2009
Turner, Marin 2005
Tuttle, Jane Johnson EdD 2012
Vu, Cindy 2011
Warren, Sheri Gonzales 2007
Watson, Megan 2012
Wessely, Erin 2004
Wilson, Sara E. PhD 2007
Miller, Kristen Wirsig 2004
Wurtz, Heather 2008
Liang, Nancy Xia 2011
Zuna, Nina PhD 2007
Caminero-Santangelo, Marta PhD 2007
Zurbuchen, Nancy B. 2007
Nunes, Nicole 2013
Sitz, Hannah 2013
Krutty, Brittany 2013
Ong, Alyssa 2013
Kusten, Alexis 2013
Doan, Alesha PhD 2013
Negash, Mulu 2013
Wenderott, Jill 2013
Rutledge, Molly C. Lt. 2013
Smith, Megan 2013
Hull-Tietz, Maggie 2013
Hull, Rosie 2013
Reyes, Vicky 2013
Johnson, Amanda "Mandy" 2013
Bayo, Fatou 2013
Scott, Natalie 2013
Anatol, Giselle PhD 2013
Pennington, Dorthy PhD 2013
Kuhnheim, Jill PhD 2013
Porsch, Kathy 2013
McKee, Jenny 2013
Geiger, Paige PhD 2013
O'Brien, Barbara 2013
Curatola, Jenny 2013
Roberts, Sally 2014
Baillergeon, Jacklyn 2014
Halling, Emma 2014
Fry, Mary 2014
Parker, Natalie 2014
Schmidt, Katherine 2014
Wallace, Shawnee 2014
Herrera, Isabella 2014
McLaughlin, Marty 2014
Long, Patricia 2014
Keegan-Harris, Addison 2014
Simpson, Jamie 2014
Marta, Cynthia 2014
Thompson, Amanda 2014
Goddard, Diane 2014
Gorzicia, Theresa 2014
Bullock, Rachel 2014
Melia, Micah 2014
Collins, Joanne 2014
Jarmoc, Caroline 2014
Mathieu, Jamie 2014
Wehrs, Amy 2014
Wehrs, Kara 2014
Riley, Brianne 2014
Carmichael, Catherine 2014
McNortion, Erin 2014
Wu, Judy PhD

2014

McCluskey-Fawcett, Kathleen 2004
Roney, Marlesa 2004


Did You Know..
  • Only 24% of all Distinguished Professors at KU are women
  • Of the 165 members of the Kansas legislature, only 41 are women
  • Only 3 of the 14 Kansas Court of Appeals Judges are women
  • 38% of Kansas families with a single-female head of household live below the poverty level
  • Median earnings in Kansas for women are just 79% of what median earnings are for men.

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