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Celebration of Women
 

The PCWI established the Outstanding Woman of the Year Award in 1977. In 2017, the awards were renamed Women of Influence. The Ceremony is an annual event that recognizes members of our community who have distinguished themselves by working with and for women on our campus and in our community. PCWI is interested in recognizing women who actively worked on behalf of diverse (in identity, discipline, and other dimensions of difference) communities of women. The recipients of awards have shown:

1. MENTORSHIP:  formally and/or informally fostering the development of women & girls.
2. WORK/LIFE BALANCE:  strengthening our campus community for working women.
3. SOCIAL & POLITICAL JUSTICE:  supporting issues of diversity, inclusion, & justice by addressing various ways our community is impacted by sexism and all intersecting forms of discrimination.
4. PREVENTING SEXUAL HARASSMENT:  and other forms of sexual misconduct.
5. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT:  engaging the community at UMD and beyond to
strengthen the experiences of women and girls.

 

2019
Ugochi Chinemere
Cynthia Edmunds
Andrea Goodwin
Christina Sessoms
Elisabeth Smela

2018
Nicole Coomber
Tiffany Gaines Ekwueme
Anna Packy
Chandra Turpen
Timea Webster
Terry Zacker

2017
Rashanta Bledman
Karen O'Brien
Jandelyn Plane
Nazish Salahuddin
Erica Simpkins
Sharon Strange Lewis
Katherine Swanson

2015
Krishna Bhagat, Outstanding Graduate Student
Carol Bonkosky, Outstanding Non-Exempt Staff
Carolyn Consoli, Outstanding Exempt Staff
Nina Harris, Outstanding Woman of Color
Brooke Lecky Supple, Outstanding Woman of the Year

2014
Noa Balf, Outstanding Graduate Student
Cynthia Roberts Hale, Outstanding Woman of the Year
Paige Elizabeth Smith, Outstanding Exempt Staff
Laura Anderson Wright, Outstanding Woman of Color

2013
Linette Berry, Outstanding Non-Exempt Staff
Beth Douthirt Cohen, Outstanding Graduate Student
Erin McClure, Outstanding Exempt Staff
Kerry Ann O'Meara, Outstanding Woman of the Year
Ruth Zambrana, Outstanding Woman of Color

2012
Gloria Aparicio Blackwell, Outstanding Woman of Color
Abimbola "Bola" Dawson, Outstanding Non-Exempt Staff
Donna Lim, Outstanding Exempt Staff
Ann Wylie, Outstanding Woman of the Year
Lindsay Wohlers, Outstanding Graduate Student

2011
Corbin Campbell, Outstanding Graduate Student
Barbara Goldberg, Outstanding Exempt Staff
Beverly Greenfeig, Outstanding Exempt Staff
Sharon Kirkland-Gordon, Outstanding Woman of Color
Lee Thornton, Outstanding Woman of the Year

2010
Elsa Barkley Brown, Outstanding Woman of Color
Lindsey M. Hoskins, Outstanding Graduate Student
Victoria Leatherwood, Outstanding Exempt Staff
Sally S. Simpson, Outstanding Woman of the Year

2009
Chandra Bisnath, Outstanding Exempt Staff
Sacared Bodison, Outstanding Woman of Color
Marsha Guenzler-Stevens, Outstanding Woman of the Year
Lisa Pfeifer, Outstanding Graduate Student

2008
Katherine Pedro Beardsley, Outstanding Woman of the Year
Rhyneta Gumbs, Outstanding Exempt Staff
Sheri Parks, Outstanding Woman of Color

2007
Renee Ater, Outstanding Woman of Color (2006-2007)
Denise Gottfredson, Outstanding Woman of the Year
Laura Nichols, Outstanding Woman of the Year
Valencia Skeeter, Outstanding Woman of Color (2006-2007)
Sivagami Subbaraman, Outstanding Woman of Color (2006-2007)
Andrea Hill Levy, PCWI Distinguished Service Award

2006
Renee Ater, Outstanding Woman of Color (2006-2007)
Suzie Farr, Outstanding Woman of the Year
Valencia Skeeter, Outstanding Woman of Color (2006-2007)
Sivagami Subbaraman, Outstanding Woman of Color (2006-2007)

2005
Hanna K. Kanagbou, Outstanding Exempt Staff
Julie Choe Kim, Outstanding Woman of Color
Andrea Hill Levy, Outstanding Woman of the Year
Karen S.  McNair, Outstanding Exempt Staff
Rosemary Parker, Outstanding Woman of Color
Mary Helen Washington, Outstanding Woman of Color

2004
Earlene Armstrong, Outstanding Woman of Color
Vivian S. Boyd, Outstanding Woman of the Year
Johnetta Davis, Outstanding Woman of Color
Roberta (Bobbi) Donley, Outstanding Exempt Staff
Gaynor Sale, Outstanding Exempt Staff

2003
Shirlene Chase, Outstanding Woman of Color
Claire G. Moses, Outstanding Woman of the Year
Lisa Wheeler, Outstanding Non-Exempt Staff
Irene Zoppi, Outstanding Woman of Color

2002
Carmen Balthrop, Outstanding Woman of Color
Ellin K. Scholnick, Outstanding Woman of the Year

2001
Sapienza Barone, Outstanding Woman of the Year
Sangeeta Ray, Outstanding Woman of Color

2000
Dottie Bass, Outstanding Woman of Color
Sally A. Koblinsky, Outstanding Woman of the Year

1999
Regina Davis, Outstanding Woman of Color
Mina Garrett, Outstanding Woman of Color
Shirley Wilson Logan, Outstanding Woman of Color
Andrea O'Neil, Outstanding Woman of Color
Harriet Presser, Outstanding Woman of the Year

1998
Dottie Bass, Outstanding Woman of Color
Barbara L. Finkelstein, Outstanding Woman of the Year
Sangeeta Ray, Outstanding Woman of Color

1997
Linda M. Clement, Outstanding Woman of the Year
Dr. Seung-Kyung Kim, Outstanding Woman of Color

1996
Susan L. Bayly, Outstanding Woman of the Year
Adrienne Davis, Outstanding Administrative Professional
Romaine Pinchback, Outstanding Administrative Professional
Suzanne Randolph, Outstanding Woman of Color
Ellen D. Williams, Outstanding Woman of the Year

1995
Janice Barber, Outstanding Administrative Professional
Gloria Bouis, Outstanding Woman of Color
Thelma Davis, Outstanding Administrative Professional
Delores Mulligan, Outstanding Administrative Professional
Rev. Elizabeth Platz, Outstanding Woman of the Year
Rhonda Williams, Outstanding Woman of Color

1994
Evelyn Beck, Outstanding Woman of the Year
Frank Briggs, Outstanding Administrative Professional
Roberta Coates, Outstanding Woman of Color
Paulette Frazier, Outstanding Administrative Professional
Deborah Stefany, Outstanding Administrative Professional
Andrianna F. Stuart, Outstanding Woman of Color

1993
Connie Arnett, Outstanding Administrative Professional
Maureen Beasley, Outstanding Woman of the Year
Barbara Bennett, Outstanding Administrative Professional
Marie Smith Davidson, Outstanding Woman of Color
May Nee, Outstanding Administrative Professional

1992
Virginia W. Beauchamp, Outstanding Woman of the Year
Mary E. Cothran, Outstanding Woman of the Year
Sharon Fries-Britt, Outstanding Woman of Color
Leila Green, Outstanding Administrative Professional
Mary Mahoney, Outstanding Administrative Professional
Katharin Pross, Outstanding Administrative Professional

1991
Angela Bass, Outstanding Administrative Professional
Marilyn R. Berman, Outstanding Woman of the Year
Carol Prier, Outstanding Administrative Professional
Joan Wood, Outstanding Administrative Professional

1990
Vicki S. Freimuth, Outstanding Woman of the Year
Joanne Smith, Outstanding Administrative Professional
Walli Stevens, Outstanding Administrative Professional
Rosemary Wainscott, Outstanding Administrative Professional

1989
Jean Grambs, Outstanding Woman of the Year
Sally Imler, Outstanding Administrative Professional
Margaret Kempt, Outstanding Administrative Professional
Doris Olds, Outstanding Administrative Professional

1988
Anita Ahalt, Outstanding Administrative Professional
Ruth Clements, Outstanding Administrative Professional
Delores Forbes, Outstanding Administrative Professional
Janet McKay, Outstanding Woman of the Year
Mady Segal, Outstanding Woman of the Year

1987
Roselyn Hiebert, Outstanding Woman of the Year

1986
Sylvia Stewart, Outstanding Woman of the Year

1985
Cpl. Cathy Atwell, Outstanding Woman of the Year

1984
Marie Davidson, Outstanding Woman of the Year

1983
Shirley S. Kenny, Outstanding Woman of the Year

1982
Eugenie Clark, Outstanding Woman of the Year

1981
Margaret Bridwell, Outstanding Woman of the Year

1980
Wilhelmina Jashemski, Outstanding Woman of the Year

1979
Mary Broadwater, Outstanding Woman of the Year
Rita Colwell, Outstanding Woman of the Year

1978
Coach Chris Weller and the Women's Basketball Team, Outstanding Women of the Year

1977
Elske Smith, Outstanding Woman of the Year