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Notable Woman Award

The Commission for Women recognized its first Notable UT Woman in 1995 after a suggestion from then University Historian Dr. Milton Klein that recommended that outstanding women connected with the University be honored on an annual basis.

In the past the award has recognized women from four rotating categories: administrator, alumnae, faculty, and staff. This year the Commission recognizes a staff member from the Knoxville campus. The honoree will be selected by Commission members.

Award Criteria/attributes:

  • 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 woman who has conducted gender-related research or research with beneficial effects for women.
  • A woman who has rendered program support and development beneficial to the University community.
  • A woman who has improved the lives of women in the community or made a significant positive impact on women’s lives.
  • A woman who has contributed to gender-related research or facilitated the implementation of research for women.

History

ESTABLISHED: Fall 1995

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.

Guidelines/Procedures

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.

Criteria/Attributes:

· 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 woman who has conducted gender-related research or research with beneficial effects for women.

Prizes/Honors

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

Previous Awardees:

2017 Mintha Roach

2016 Caula Beyl

2015 Ann Robinson-Craig

2014 Susan Riechert
2013 Rosemary Gillespie
2012 Catherine Luther
2011 Jenny Moshak
2010 Suzanne Lenhart
2009 Mary Anne Hitt
2008 Mary Lewnes Albrecht
2007 Nancy More Goslee

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