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Pictured at top of page, honorees at the 2015 Women of Distinction award ceremony enjoy a light moment during the event. (Photo by Jay Clark)
Women of Distinction

The Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women is seeking nominations for the
2017 ECU Women of Distinction Awards


The ECU Women of Distinction Awards are given every two years to recognize the outstanding contributions by women of East Carolina University. Nominees for the awards may include ECU faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni. Ten women will be selected for this prestigious award, one of whom will be chosen to receive the Linda Allred Profiles in Leadership Award.


The awards recognize women who have:

  • distinguished themselves in academic work, career, leadership, public service, or any combination thereof through commitment, determination, empowerment and generosity of spirit and time;
  • contributed to the personal growth and success of others, especially women, through education, research, or public or volunteer service, beyond their expected job responsibilities; and
  • created positive social change, increased equality and fairness for all, and built community.
Areas in which nominees demonstrate outstanding contributions may include, but are not limited to, academics/education; professions; research; health care/services; management/administration; politics; social services; volunteer, charity, community outreach organizations; and athletics.


Nomination materials, scanned into one PDF document, should be sent, via email, to Karen Traynor no later than Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

 

 

NOMINATION FORM

 

For more information contact:

Karen Traynor, Chair

Women of Distinction Jury

traynork@ecu.edu

252-328-9482


PAST AWARDS

LINDA ALLRED PROFILES IN LEADERSHIP AWARD

wod1Dr. Holly F. Mathews, professor of Anthropology in ECU’s Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences, embodies excellence in research, scholarship and service as an advocate of women’s and gender issues. She has taught 20 different courses in her 33 years at ECU and served on or chaired over 50 master’s thesis committees, including thesis and PhD committees at other universities.

A founding member of the Women’s Studies Program, Dr. Mathews has remained on that executive committee and has organized or participated in women’s issues groups, such as the Gender to a Tea Faculty Lecture Series. Dr. Mathews has made significant contributions to global health and human rights scholarship and to women, the elderly and others underserved by the health care system in eastern North Carolina. Her community service overlaps with her professional interests and includes work with the local shelter for homeless women and children, the Center for Family Violence Prevention, and she serves as a mentor for breast cancer survivor groups in the tri-county region.


WOMEN OF DISTINCTION
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Honored at the 2015 Women of Distinction awards celebration were, front row left to right, Dr. Rachel Roper, Dr. Mary Farwell, Dr. Alice Arnold, Bernita Demery and Rosie Thompson; back row left to right, Dr. Lorrie Basnight, Lori Lee, Dr. Holly Mathews, Mandee Lancaster and Dr. Sarah Wiliams. (Photo by Jay Clark)



Dr. Alice Arnold

Dr. Lorrie Basnight

Bernita Demery

Dr. Mary Farwell

Mandee Lancaster

Lori Lee

Dr. Rachel Roper

Rosie Thompson

Dr. Sarah Williams





 

LINDA ALLRED PROFILES IN LEADERSHIP AWARD

Dr. Catherine Rigsby, professor of sedimentology, has made an impact not only at ECU but also across the region, state, and world. A professor, researcher, mentor, and scientist, she has received extensive federal funding for research, and is a visiting researcher in the Brazilian National Science Foundation's Science Without Borders program. With a worldly view of teaching, she is a scholar and educator who instills in her students the importance of a strong liberal arts foundation, no matter what a student's area of study. She is active on numerous committees and boards, and currently serves as chair of the UNC Faculty Assembly. In that position, she is an advocate for faculty across the UNC system, serving as their voice relating to policies and educational outcomes. At ECU, Dr. Rigsby is active on the Faculty Governance Committee, Agenda Committee, Committee on Committees, and the Faculty Senate. She has been a Fulbright Scholar to Brazil, has a large volume of scholarly peer-reviewed publications, and teaches geology courses and labs.

WOMEN OF DISTINCTION

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Recognized for their contributions at the Women of Distinction event were front row, left to right, Dr. Mary S. Jackson, Maria Theresa (Terry) Shank, Dr. Cindy Putnam-Evans, Dr. Kathryn M. Kolasa and back row, left to right, Julie Poorman, Holly Garriott, Dr. Beth Wall-Bassett, Dr. Kim Larson, Dr. Catherine Rigsby, and Dr. Kathryn Verbanac. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)

Holly Garriott

Dr. Mary S. Jackson

Dr. Kathryn M. Kolasa

Dr. Kim Larson

Julie Poorman

Dr. Cindy Putnam-Evans

Marie Theresa (Terry) Shank

Dr. Kathryn Verbanac

Dr. Beth Wall-Bassett












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Honorees at the Women of Distinction event included, front row left to right, Beth Velde, Diane Campbell, Margie Gallagher, Kathleen Row and back row, left to right, Marianna Walker, Jamie Kruse and Diane Rodriguez Luterbach.

LINDA ALLRED PROFILES IN LEADERSHIP AWARD
Dr. Diane Campbell

WOMEN OF DISTINCTION

Margie Gallagher

Jamie Kruse

Elizabeth Layman

Deirdre Mageean

Linda Mooney

Diane Rodriguez-Luterbach

Kathleen Row

Beth Velde

Marianna Walker

LINDA ALLRED PROFILES IN LEADERSHIP AWARD:

Marie Farr

WOMEN OF DISTINCTION:

Karen Vail-Smith

Phyllis Horns

Bonnie Mani

Martha Raile Alligood

Patricia Anderson

Helen Diane Meelheim

Candace Pearce

Delores Lola Thompson

LINDA ALLRED PROFILES IN LEADERSHIP AWARD:

Sharon Knight

WOMEN OF DISTINCTION:

Margaret Bauer

Sheila Gant Bunch

Anne Dickerson

Pat Dunn

Deedee Glascoff

Virginia Hardy

Susan McCammon

Vivian Mott

Marilyn Sheerer

Delores Lola Thompson