University Women's Commission

Alice H. Skeens Outstanding University Woman Award

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The UWC established its Outstanding Woman Award in 1987. A total of 195 women have been honored in 27 years. Originally awards were given in up to 12 categories with 8-10 awards given annually. The categories were eliminated in 1995 with 5-6 awards given annually. In 2011, the UWC Outstanding Woman Award was re-named the Alice H. Skeens Outstanding Woman Award to honor the life of one of the very first University Women's Commission founders, Alice H. Skeens. Alice dedicated her service to the pursuit of making a difference for UToledo women, focusing on the needs of women, and fighting for the rights of women. At the time of her passing, Alice held the distinction of having  the longest tenure at The University of Toledo and was serving as the Dean of the College of Language, Literature and Social Sciences, now the College of Arts and Letters. Alice steadfastly supported the mission and vision of the UWC and was the Chair of the Scholarship Committee. As our mentor, we continuously strive to carry on her vision and promote scholarships for women and recognition of women leaders at The University of Toledo.

 


2023 ANNUAL SPRING AWARDS LUNCHEON - TO BE ANNOUNCED


Award Criteria

All women involved in the UToledo community may be nominated. Past award winners are ineligible. Nominees are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Exceptional contribution and achievement
  • Involvement in the University community
  • Positive attitude toward responsibilities
  • Active support of Women's issues
  • Longevity (minimum of five years)

Nominate An Outstanding Woman Today!

To nominate someone for the Alice H. Skeens Outstanding Woman Award, please submit the following:

  • Nomination Form
  • Letter of Recommendation from the nominator addressing why he/she believes the nominee is outstanding.

Nominations must be received by March 15, 2023. Awards will be presented at the Annual Spring Luncheon to be held in April 2023. Questions about the nominations and past winners should be directed to Terri Hayes-Lepiarz (UWCToledo@
UToledo.edu
).


 

AWARD WINNERS

2021-2022

Allie Berns, Brandy Brown, Katie Bush, Charlene Gilbert, Kim Gratz, Karen Hoblet, Deirdre Jones, Kristen Kirschbaum, Nilgun Sezginis, Qin Shao, Cheryl Thomas, Cassandra Zamora

2020

Award not given due to COVID-19 pandemic.

2019

Linda Curtis, Julie Fisher-Kinney, Angela Roach, Amanda Schwartz Clark , Amy Thompson, Margaret Traband

2018
Melissa Gleckler, Revathy Kumar, Michele Soliz

2017
Nina McClelland, Kaye Patten, Dorothea Sawicki, Sherry Stanfa-Stanley, Kasumi Yamazaki

2016
Sara Clark, Nadine Hoffman, Deepa Mukundan, Nicole Porter, Barbara Schneider, Betty Jean Sullivan, Mary Beth Wroblewski

2015
Celia Regimbal, Amanda Bryant-Friedrich, Tressa Johnson, Dee Talmage, Patricia Relue

2014
Sharon Barnes, Sandra Stewart

2013

Karen Bjorkman, Joan Easler, Roberta Edgecombe, Mary Ellen Edwards, Marie Janes, Susan Telljohann, Kathleen Walsh

2012
Kelly Andrews, Lynne Hamer, Barbara Kopp Miller

2011
Tammy Kneisley, Christine Keller, Virginia "Ginnie" Gulch

2010
Vandra Robinson, Sharon Periat

2009
Diane Docis, Donna Steppe, Dr. Suzanne Wambold

2008
Kathy Arquette, Marietta Morrissey, Linda Smith

2007
Terribeth Gordon-Morre, Tracci Harmon, Penny Poplin Gosetti, Lois Ventura

2006
Eileen Burg, B. Jean Haefner, Carol Holton, Laurie Jenkins, Janet Krzyminski

2005
Marcia McInerney, Mary Morrison, Nancy Morrison, Madeline Muntersbjorn, Sherry Tripepi

2004
Barbara Floyd, Brenda Lee, Barbara Mann, Diane Marker, Roxanne Ring

2003
Sandra Kosmyna, Ruthie Kucharewski, Henrietta Mister, Patricia Padilla, Maria Schwartz

2002
Karen Bell, Jill Guy, Jackie Rome, Barb Scouten, Sheila Shaffer

2001
Dale James Dwyer, Joyce Garber, Patricia Groves, Pat Murphy, Donna Rostetter

2000
Peggy Colombo, Deb Driscoll, Sandra Manton, Barb Mason, Joyce Mathis, Karen Rhoda

1999
Shamila Chaudhary, Brandy Fuller, Barbara Rondelli Perry, Barbara Sayers, Karen Slater

1998
Amy Gerlach, Lisa Puszczewicz, Ellen Page, Brandy Sylvester, Nancy Wellman

1997
Susan Andrews, Rhoda Berkowitz, Carol Nelson-Burns, Ruth Hottell, Angela Stuber

1996
Harriet Adams, Cora Allen, Selina Griswold, Renee Martin, Barbara Minor, Mary Jo Waldock

1995
Carol Golder, Lynne Hudson, Kay McGowan, Regena VanPelt, Margaret Wheelock

1994
Carolyn Baumgartner, Cheryl Bell, Carol Bresnahan, Agnes Caldwell, Eve Colman, Susan Flynn, Luanne Momenee, Jacqueline O’Neil, Pasty Scott

1993
Shelley Applebaum, Jamie Barlowe, Janie Boerner-Brown, Mary Sue Dave, Janet Green, Jennifer Mercle, Holly Monsos, Beverly More, Kay Schaffer, Christine Smallman

1992
Fran Campbell, Christine Hinko, Amy Kaylor, Carolyn McCue, Karen Miller, Shantel Ransom, Christine Spengler, Rosalie Szczublewski, Kathleen Voigt, Judith Wilkinson

1991
Donna Amstutz, Jacqueline Battalora, Maryann Heinrichs, Julie Moher, Pat Orosz, Cynthia Price, Nadine Schenher, Ethel Wilcox

1990
Patsy Komuniecki, Amy Lagger, Judy  Mausser, Deborah Pierce, Marjorie Romanoff, Kathleen Skurzewski, Julie Smoragiewicz

1989
Lisa Anne Grise, Helen Hatcher, Chris Henderson, Violet Meyer, Tessie Seaman, Ardenia Terry, Beverly Thompson, Millie Tipton

1988
Maria Babula, Joann Dixon, Lori Edgeworth, Rose Helper, Lois Hodgson, Erma Jean Hughes, Debra Logan, Alice Skeens

1987
Mildred Allred, Sydney Condray, Helen Cortes, Michelle Hayden, Mary Jo Henning, Janet Northrup, Corrine Sherman, Haru Thompson

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Last Updated: 11/14/22