The Ada Johnson/Otilia Maria Fernandez Women’s Studies Fellowship This fellowship is named in honor of two Iowa graduates who are among the first African-American and Latina women to be found in University records. Begun in 1993, the award is given in alternate years to an undergraduate or a graduate woman.
The Ada Johnson/Otilia Maria Fernandez Women’s Studies Fellowship 1993 - Patricia Moreno, Anthropology. Academic Planning Services at the University of Iowa 1993 - Cherry Muhanji, African-American Cultural Studies. Recently returned to Iowa City from Portland State University, where she was assistant professor in University Studies.
The Ada Johnson/Otilia Maria Fernandez Women’s Studies Fellowship 1994 - Traevena Potter-Hall, African-American World Studies. 1995 - Radhika Parameswaran, Journalism and Mass Communication.
The Ada Johnson/Otilia Maria Fernandez Women’s Studies Fellowship 1996 - Seon Ricks, Film & Media Studies. Manager of Brand Communications UPS. 1997 - Julia Siverls, Social Foundations. Professor of education at Queensborough Community Collegein New York City at the time of her death in 2003.
The Ada Johnson/Otilia Maria Fernandez Women’s Studies Fellowship 1998 - Nicole Hayter, History. Librarian with the Des Moines Public Libraries. 1999 - Willene Owens-Luper, Educational Administration. 2000 - Lisa Devine, Anthropology. International Program Coordinator for the Johns Hopkins University, Nanjing University Graduate Center for Chinese-American Studies in Nanjing, China. As a Fulbright scholarship recipient she conducted archaeological work in X’ian, China for one year.
The Ada Johnson/Otilia Maria Fernandez Women’s Studies Fellowship 2001 - Morgan Hoosman, Geography. 2002 - Lisa Outlaw, Women’s Studies.
The Ada Johnson/Otilia Maria Fernandez Women’s Studies Fellowship 2003 - Nicky Renee Darter, American Studies. 2004 - Kavita Narayan, Women’s Studies and Anthropology. Second year law student at Stanford Law School, with plans to practice immigration law. 2006 - Victoria Harbison, Women’s Studies. Graduate student in the Department of Women’s Studies at the University of Iowa.
Wynonna G. Hubbard Scholarship This scholarship was established by Dr. Philip G. Hubbard in memory of his wife. The award is given each year to an African-American woman with a grade-point average of 3.0 or above who demonstrates an unusual interest in the well-being of others.
Wynonna G. Hubbard Scholarship 1993 - Marci Cannon Fisher, Journalism and Mass Communication. JD, Senior Attorney for the City of Toledo, OH. 1993 - Traevena Potter-Hall (now Traevena L. Byrd), African-American World Studies. Director of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity at Ithaca College.
Wynonna G. Hubbard Scholarship 1994 - Nathalie Mingo, Elementary Education. Teacher at WillowElementarySchool in Homewood, IL. Winner of the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award in 2004.
Wynonna G. Hubbard Scholarship 1995 - Jeanne Pugh, Global Studies and Pre-Law. 1996 - Willene Owens, Educational Administration. Teacher in the Dallas Independent School District, a speech and debate coach, and owner of “Ethnic Hairwear.” 1997 - Rahni Spencer, Theatre Arts and Communication Studies. Spencer Law Firm. 1998 - Elaina Livings, Pre-Business. Student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan- Flagler School of Business with an MBA. Anticipated to start as an Associate Brand Manager for General Mills in Minneapolis, MN.
Wynonna G. Hubbard Scholarship 1999 - Nicole Hill, Psychology. Auditor for BSM Financial mortgage company. 2000 - Dara Tene Hickman, Pre-business and Psychology. Student of the Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University.
Wynonna G. Hubbard Scholarship 2001 - Kelsie Forbush, Psychology. Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Iowa. Her research focuses on the intersection between personality and psychopathology, with a particular emphasis on eating disorders. 2002 - Lynette Head, Nursing. 2003 - Vanessa Calderon, Business.
Wynonna G. Hubbard Scholarship 2004 - Matanyah Caldwell, Elementary Education. 2005 - Paris Ivory, Financial Management. Student in the University of Iowa’s Henry B. Tippie College of Business and is active in the UI Multicultural Business Student Association.
2006 - Courtney Parker. University of Iowa student and president of the Black Student Union. Wynonna G. Hubbard Scholarship
Margaret P. Benson Memorial Scholarship The Margaret P. Benson Memorial Scholarship recognizes female applicants who demonstrate financial need and are committed to women’s issues, diversity, and social activism. The scholarship is administered by and recipients are selected by the Women’s Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa.
Margaret P. Benson Memorial Scholarship 2002 - Erin McKee, Journalism and English. 2002 - Jillian Duquaine, Women’s Studies.
Margaret P. Benson Memorial Scholarship 2003 - Sara Jane Laue, Art. Developed a clothing line called Copycat. 2003 - Michelle Roddy, Law. Attorney at Quarles & Brady practicing commercial litigation On the board of directors for NARAL Arizona, a pro-choice advocacy group. Volunteer for Wills for Heroes, an organization that drafts wills for firefighters, police, and other emergency workers and the Volunteer Lawyers Program, representing children who have been abandoned by their parents.
Margaret P. Benson Memorial Scholarship 2005 - Molly Cantrel-Kraig, Art. Works in sales in the Quad Cities office of Women’s Edition: The Magazine for Metropolitan Women. 2005 - Tiisetso Russell, Education. PhD student in the Comparative, International, and Development Education Program at the University of Toronto.
Margaret P. Benson Memorial Scholarship 2006 - Monica Brasile, Women’s Studies. Graduate Instructor and PhD candidate in Women’s Studies at the University of Iowa. She is also a Certified Childbirth Educator and Doula.
Margaret P. Benson Memorial Scholarship 2006 - Elizabeth King, Medicine. Fourth year University of Iowa medical student. She will begin residency training in Family Medicine.
The scholarship was established in 1981 by Mrs. Pauline Munn of Iowa City as a memorial to her granddaughter, Katherine Orne, a 1980 graduate of the University and a member of the Iowa City women’s community. The scholarship was awarded from 1981 - 1987 to a doctoral student whose research was in the area of women’s studies. Katherine Orne Memorial Scholarship
Katherine Orne Memorial Scholarship 1981 - Fran Bartowski, Comparative Literature. Professor at the University of Rutgers – Newark. 1982 - Laura Stempel (Mumford), English. Assistant to the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at the University of Illinois – Chicago.
Katherine Orne Memorial Scholarship 1983 - Jill Zahniser, Women’s Studies. Taught at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls from 1998 - 2005. She has temporarily left that position to assist Amelia Fry with the completion of the long-awaited biography of National Woman’s Party founder Alice Paul. 1984 - JoAnn Castagna, American Studies. Assistant to the Dean for Special Projects at the University of Iowa.
1985 - Joyce Meier, English. Lecturer in English at the University of Michigan. 1986 - Mary Ann Rasmussen, American Studies. Director of the English Honors Program at the University of Iowa. Katherine Orne Memorial Scholarship
1987 - Duadgrudi Suksang, English. Professor of English at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. Katherine Orne Memorial Scholarship
Adele Kimm Scholarship In 1992, a bequest from Adele Kimm in memory of her brother S. Conrad Kimm and his wife Hilda made it possible for the Women’s Studies Program to award the Adele Kimm Scholarship to a deserving women’s studies student.
Adele Kimm Scholarship 1992 - Leslie Taylor, American Studies. Program Coordinator for the Center for Health, Education, and Research at the University of Washington. 1993 - Hannah Brenner [center], American Studies. Director of Women’s Leadership Programs at the Carl Albert Congressional Research & Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma. She also teaches in the Department of Women’s Studies as adjunct faculty.
Adele Kimm Scholarship 1994 - Hongun Sum, American Studies. Assistant professor of Chinese literature at Bates College. 1995 - Keeley Cain, Political Science and Philosophy. Attorney with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York. 1996 - Marie-Chantal Kalisa, French and Italian. Assistant professor of Francophone studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Adele Kimm Scholarship 1997 - Lindsay Farmer, Psychology. 1998 - Patricia Reid, History. Student in the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
Adele Kimm Scholarship 1999 - Sarah Freed, American Studies. 2000 - Fiona Young-Brown, Women’s Studies. Taught in the Department of Women’s Studies and Japanese at the University of Kentucky. Currently conducts freelance projects: running a life coaching practice, working with women who are struggling with infertility, and helping women who want to return to graduate school after raising a family.
Adele Kimm Scholarship 2002 - Natalia Chernyayeva, Women’s Studies. Graduate student in Women’s Studies at the University of Iowa. 2003 - Jill Moffett, Women’s Studies. Graduate student in Women’s Studies at the University of Iowa writing her dissertation about how breast cancer activists are working to change the health care system. She’s also doing a practicum for her Masters of Public Health degree, in which she’s looking into the policies of Fortune 500 companies and universities regarding breast- feeding in the workplace.
Adele Kimm Scholarship 2004 - Jayne Swift, Women’s Studies. Relocated to Seattle where she is doing temp work and volunteering with the Seattle Gay and Lesbian history project. She plans to apply to graduate school in Gender and Cultural Studies programs. 2006 - Caroline Schultz, International Studies and Women’s Studies. Senior at the University of Iowa. She is a Team Leader for Orientation Services at the University.
Jane A. Weiss Memorial Scholarship Jane A. Weiss was an assistant professor of women’s studies and sociology at the University of Iowa at the time of her death in 1981. As a faculty member, she made a generous contribution to the study of women’s issues. In her memory, her friends, colleagues, and family established a scholarship fund. Each year an award is made to a doctoral student whose dissertation promises to expand our understanding of important women’s issues.
Jane A. Weiss Memorial Scholarship 1982 - Kathryn Ward, Sociology. Professor of sociology and women’s studies at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Since 2001, she has spent time in Bangladesh - most recently as a Fulbright Fellow in 2004-2005, working on her NSF research, and establishing a women’s training program, Nari Jibon. She continues to work with the program’s training activities in Bangla, tailoring, English, computers, and with three business start ups including a cyber café for women and a tailoring shop.
Kathy Ward marching with migrant women in 2004. Kathy Ward teaching English on International Women’s Day at Nari Jibon, Bangladesh in 2005.
Jane A. Weiss Memorial Scholarship 1983 - Kristin Burns, Physical Education and Dance. 1984 - Jennifer Karlsson, Psychology. Pediatric Psychologist with Dean Health Systems in Madison, WI. Employed in the Department of Psychiatry since 1988 and prior to that as the assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, working out of the Pediatric Oncology Division at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Jane A. Weiss Memorial Scholarship 1984 - Linda Jo Ruprecht, Counseling. 1985 - Karen Pirnot, Counseling Psychology. Psychologist at the Assessment Center in Sarasota Florida.
Jane A. Weiss Memorial Scholarship 1986 - Kazuko Tanaka, Sociology. Professor and founder of the Center for Gender Studies at the International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan. 1987 - Kesho Scott, American Studies. Professor of American Studies and Sociology at Grinnell College.
Jane A. Weiss Memorial Scholarship 1988 - Katherine Jellison, History. Associate Professor of History at Ohio University. 1989 - Linda J. Yanney, American Studies. Free-lance oral historian living in Iowa City. She was the University of Iowa oral historian from 1999-2001.
Jane A. Weiss Memorial Scholarship 1990 - Nancy Reincke, English. Associate Professor of English and Director of Women’s Studies at Drake University in Des Moines. 1991 - Lisa Cuklanz, Communication Studies. Associate Professor and Assistant Chair in the Department of Communication at Boston College.
Jane A. Weiss Memorial Scholarship 1992 - Sharon Wood, American Studies. Associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Nebraska – Omaha. 1993 - Janet Delwiche, English. Assistant Directorat the University of Iowa International Programs, National Resource Center. 1992 - Janet Kaufman, English. Associate Professor of English at the University of Utah.
Jane A. Weiss Memorial Scholarship 1994 - M. Alison Kibler, American Studies. Professor in Women’s Studies and American Studies, first at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, at the Australian National University in Canberraand now at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. 1995 - Leslie Taylor, American Studies. 1996 - Radhika Parameswaran, Journalism and Mass Communication. Associate professor in the School of Journalism at Indiana University.
Jane A. Weiss Memorial Scholarship 1997 - Paula Ford, Anthropology. 1997 - Catherine Halley, English. 1998 - Mary Beth Combs, Economics. Associate professor of economics at Fordham University in New York City. Currently, she’s working on a book about 19th century British women’s investment decisions and property rights, and beginning a new research project on immigration, domestic violence, and household bargaining power among New York City immigrants from Puebla, Mexico.
Jane A. Weiss Memorial Scholarship • 2000 - Jolene Marie Stritecky, Anthropology. • 2001 - Nancy Muturi, Mass Communication. • Lecturer and graduate programs coordinator at the University of West Indies Mona Campus, The Caribbean Institute of Media • and Communication (CARIMAC).
Jane A. Weiss Memorial Scholarship 2001 - Carol Lauhon, English. Teaches nonfiction writing for non-English majors as an online faculty member at the University of Iowa 2002 - Jillian Duquaine–Watson, Women’s Studies. Assistant professor of Women’s Studies at Texas Women’s University. 2003 - Mary J. Moran, English. Assistant professor of Adolescent Literature in the English Department of the College of Staten Island, CUNY.
Jane A. Weiss Memorial Scholarship 2004 - Melissa Donegan, English. Graduate student in the English department at the University of Iowa.
Jane A. Weiss Memorial Scholarship 2005 - Sonja Hidalgo-Nuñez, Spanish and Portuguese. Spanish department at the University of Minnesota. 2006 - Jill Moffet, Women’s Studies. Graduate student in women’s studies at the University of Iowa.