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

2003

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

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Did You Know..
  • Only 26% of all Distinguished Professors at KU are women
  • Of the 165 members of the Kansas legislature only 39 are women, the lowest since 1988
  • Only 2 of the 14 Kansas Court of Appeals Judges are women
  • 30% of single mothers in Kansas live below the poverty level

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