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WOW Achievement Award

Each year we honor an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the advancement of women at WIU with the Western Organization for Women Achievement Award. Contributions include activities such as mentoring of colleagues and students, service to women, and professional activities.

Achievement Award Winners

  • 2012 - 2013, Lora Ebert Wallace
  • 2011 - 2012, Virginia Boynton
  • 2010 – 2011, Judith Dallinger
  • 2009 – 2010, Candace McLaughlin
  • 2008 – 2009, Kathy Orban
  • 2007 – 2008, John T. Bernhard
  • 2006 – 2007, Department of Women’s Studies
  • 2005 – 2006, Sue Martinelli-Fernandez
  • 2004 – 2005, Karen Harris
  • 2003 – 2004, Charlene Callison, Sandra Nelson, & Donna Phillips
  • 2002 – 2003, Karen Mann
  • 2001 – 2002, Paula Wise
  • 2000 – 2001, Polly Radosh
  • 1999 – 2000, Kathy Veroni
  • 1998 – 1999, Janine Cavicchia
  • 1997 – 1998, Phyllis Farley Rippey
  • 1996 – 1997, Amy Dertz
  • 1995 – 1996, Martha Klems
  • 1994 – 1995, Mary Leach & Nancy Sherer
  • 1993 – 1994, Rosemary Aten
  • 1992 – 1993, Sheila Morath
  • 1991 – 1992, Jutta Helm
  • 1990 – 1991, Elizabeth Kaspar
  • 1989 – 1990, Essie Rutledge & Cathy Werner
  • 1988 – 1989, Cari Sheets
  • 1987 – 1988, Maurine Magliocco
  • 1986 – 1987, Ann Lamb
  • 1985 – 1986, Nell Koester & Janice Welsch
  • 1984 – 1985, Marion Blackinton & Jo Ann Hummers
  • 1983 – 1984, Peggy Foster & Beth Stiffler
  • 1982 – 1983, Katharine Hoyenga & Josephine Johnson
  • 1981 – 1982, Waneen Liudahl
  • 1980 – 1981, Bettye Thompson & Anne Vater
  • 1979 – 1980, Lynne Ruben & Essie Rutledge

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Some of WOW's Successes

  • Getting a dedicated Women's Studies program Degree Program
  • Documenting the need, advocating for, and raising the funds to establish a Women's Center
  • A Landmark study on salary equity
  • WIU's Parental Leave benefits
  • Dedicated Lactation Rooms on campus