Alumnae Anniversary Award

The Women's and Gender Studies Department, along with the MU Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women, administers the Alumnae Anniversary Fund for the Recognition of Faculty Women. This fund was created in 1970 to support faculty women on the Columbia campus who are notable for their teaching excellence and/or other contributions to the education of women. An award is given annually to an outstanding faculty member at the University of Missouri. The fund and annual awards were conceived to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the admittance of women to the University.

The call for nominations is typically sent out across our social media pages as well as via our department listservs. Nominations are accepted for the Alumnae Anniversary Award annually, any time between December 1st and February 5th. Award recipients will be notified no later than the 15th of February and recognized at a banquet in early March.

The 2020 Nomination deadline has been extended to Monday, February 10th!

Electronic nomination packets should be submitted to the departmental resource account (wgst@missouri.edu). Please submit the packet as one PDF with the subject heading of (Last Name) AA Nomination (Year).

A nomination packet should include:

  • Name and contact information of the nominee
  • Name and contact information for all nominators
  • At least two but no more than four letters of nomination that describe why the faculty member is deserving of the award. At least one nomination letter must be from a current MU student or recent alum.

Contributing to the Award Fund

You can make a gift online to support this award through Giving to Mizzou. At this secure giving site, choose “other” as the fund you wish to support. Then in the “Gift Designation” box, enter the following:

  • Department of Women’s and Gender Studies - Alumnae Anniversary Award
Past Recipients

2019
Marcelle Siegel, Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum 

2018
Michelle Teti, Health Sciences             
Rabia Gregory, Religious Studies

2017
Tina Bloom, Nursing

Yong Volz, Journalism
Kathleen Trauth, Civil/Environmental Engineering

2016 
Candace Galen, Philosophy
Marjorie Sable, School of Social Work

2015 
Claire Horisk, Philosophy

Martha Townsend, English

2014 
Julia Gaines, Percussion, School of Music

Lois Huneycutt, History

2013 
LeeAnn Whites, History

2011 
Miriam Golomb, Biological Sciences

2010 
M. Heather Carver, Theatre

2009 
Jeni Hart, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis

2008 
Sheila Grant, Biological Engineering

Linda Reeder, History

2007 
Devoney Looser, English

2006 
JoAnne Banks-Wallace, Nursing

2005 
Barbara J. Bank, Sociology

1998 
Lisa Sattenspiel, Anthropology

1997 
Elaine Lawless, English

Kay Libbus, Nursing

1996 
Kathy Thornburg, Human Development & Family Studies

Patricia Crown, Art History & Archaeology

1995 
Mary Jo Neitz, Sociology

1994 
Marilyn Coleman, Human Development & Family Studies

1993 
Mary Manderino, Nursing

1992 
Nanette Laughrey, Law

1991 
Bina Gupta, Philosophy

1990 
Carolyn Dorsey, Higher & Adult Education & Foundations

1989 
Susan Porter Benson, History

1988 
Maureen Brown, Nursing

Betty Scott, Music

1987 
Marjorie Marlin, Psychology

1986 
Elaine Charlson, Electrical & Computer Engineering

1985 
Catherine N. Parke, English

1984 
Barbara J. Bank, Sociology

1983 
Robin R. Remington, Political Science

1982 
Winifred B. Horner, English

1981 
Marilee Howell, Physical Education

1980 
Cynthia M. Trim, D.V.M., Anesthesiology

1979 
Elizabeth J. James, M.D., Director of Perinatal Medicine

1978 
Charlotte G. Wells, Speech & Dramatic Arts

1977 
Joan M. Krauskopf, Law

1976 
Clara Louise Hanser Myers, Social Work

1975 
Margaret W. Mangel, Home Economics

1974 
S. Luverne Walton, Germanic & Slavic Studies

1973 
Merea Williams, Education

1972 
Dorothy S. Holsinger, Physical Education

1971 
Frances L. McCurdy, Speech & Dramatic Arts

1970 
Helen S. Allen, Home Economics