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the ada johnson otilia maria fernandez women s studies fellowship
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Ada Johnson/Otilia Maria Fernandez Women’s Studies Fellowship

2001 - Morgan Hoosman, Geography.

2002 - Lisa Outlaw, Women’s Studies.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2006 - Courtney Parker.

University of Iowa student and president

of the Black Student Union.

Wynonna G. Hubbard Scholarship

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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.

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Margaret P. Benson Memorial Scholarship

2002 - Erin McKee, Journalism and English.

2002 - Jillian Duquaine, Women’s Studies.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Margaret P. Benson Memorial Scholarship

2006 - Elizabeth King, Medicine.

Fourth year University of Iowa medical student. She will begin residency training in Family Medicine.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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1987 - Duadgrudi Suksang, English.

Professor of English at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

Katherine Orne Memorial Scholarship

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Adele Kimm Scholarship

1997 - Lindsay Farmer, Psychology.

1998 - Patricia Reid, History.

Student in the Department of Africana Studies at the University of

Notre Dame.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Kathy Ward marching with

migrant women in 2004.

Kathy Ward teaching English on International Women’s Day at Nari Jibon, Bangladesh in 2005.

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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.

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Jane A. Weiss Memorial Scholarship

1984 - Linda Jo Ruprecht, Counseling.

1985 - Karen Pirnot, Counseling Psychology. Psychologist at the Assessment

Center in Sarasota Florida.

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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
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).
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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.

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Jane A. Weiss Memorial Scholarship

2004 - Melissa Donegan, English.

Graduate student in the English department at the University of Iowa.

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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.

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For more information visit:

http://www.uiowa.edu/celebrationofexcellence

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Slideshow Presentation

Research by:

Jun-Nicole Matsushita

Production by:

Emily Ashenfelter

Yuki-Michelle Matsushita

March 2007