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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.
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.
1994 - Traevena Potter-Hall, African-American World
1995 - Radhika Parameswaran, Journalism
and Mass Communication.
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.
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.
2001 - Morgan Hoosman, Geography.
2002 - Lisa Outlaw, Women’s Studies.
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.
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
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.
1994 - Nathalie Mingo, Elementary Education.
Teacher at WillowElementarySchool in Homewood, IL.
Winner of the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award in 2004.
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.
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.
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.
2004 - Matanyah Caldwell, Elementary Education.
2005 - Paris Ivory,
Student in the University of Iowa’s Henry B. Tippie College of Business and is active in the UI Multicultural Business Student Association.
University of Iowa student and president
of the Black Student Union.
Wynonna G. Hubbard 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.
2002 - Erin McKee, Journalism and English.
2002 - Jillian Duquaine, Women’s Studies.
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.
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.
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.
2006 - Elizabeth King, Medicine.
Fourth year University of Iowa medical student. She will begin residency training in Family Medicine.
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.
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.
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
Professor of English at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.
Katherine Orne Memorial 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.
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.
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.
1997 - Lindsay Farmer, Psychology.
1998 - Patricia Reid, History.
Student in the Department of Africana Studies at the University of
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.
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.
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
Senior at the University of Iowa. She is a Team Leader for Orientation Services at the University.
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.
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
migrant women in 2004.
Kathy Ward teaching English on International Women’s Day at Nari Jibon, Bangladesh in 2005.
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.
1984 - Linda Jo Ruprecht, Counseling.
1985 - Karen Pirnot, Counseling Psychology. Psychologist at the Assessment
Center in Sarasota Florida.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
2003 - Mary J. Moran, English.
Assistant professor of Adolescent Literature in the English Department of the College of Staten Island, CUNY.
2004 - Melissa Donegan, English.
Graduate student in the English department at the University of Iowa.
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.