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UT Commission for Women
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
1840 Melrose Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996-3506

Phone: 865-974-2498
Fax: 865-974-0943

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Notable Woman Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012-13 award! Follow this link for details.



JUSTIFICATION: Dr. Milton Klein, the University’s Historian, recommended that outstanding women connected with UT be honored on an annual basis. In 1995, the Commission for Women inaugurated the Notable UTK Women Award to recognize women at the University. The award was setup to honor faculty and staff, alumnae, or administrators for outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the University.


Award is given annually and is announced at the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet in the Spring. The award recognizes women from three rotating categories:

· Administrator
· Alumnae
· Faculty and staff

The Commission members from a slate prepared by the Notable UT Woman Committee will select the honoree.


· A Woman who is outstanding in her field of study.
· A woman who is a pioneer or groundbreaker- the first to achieve something noteworthy.
· A women who has conducted gender-related research or research with beneficial effects for women.


· Framed certificate
· Plaque displayed in the University Center
· Display in Hodges Library


2007 Dean Mary Albrecht
2006 Dr. Nancy Moore Goslee
2005 Nancy Ann DeParle
2004 Dr. Faye Julian
  Dr. Marian Moffett
2003 Dr. Anna Nabelek
2002 The Honorable Shirley B. Underwood
2001 Dr. Lorayne Lester
  Dr. Anne Mayhew
2000 Dr. Nathalia Wright
1999 Dr. Margaret Perry
1998 Mary Douglas Ayres Ewell
1997 Dr. Lida Barrett
1996 Ann Tanner Taylor
1995 Angie Warren Perkins (Appointed the first Dean of Women in 1898.)

To view information on honorees prior to 1998, please contact the Commission for Women.