Legendary Women of UNO

CELEBRATING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF WOMEN

2010 Legendary Woman of UNO | Olga Jorgensen Strimple 2010 Legendary Woman of UNO
Olga "Jorgy" Jorgensen Strimple
1896-1987
2011 Legendary Woman of UNO | Margaret R. Ficher 1906-1989 2011 Legendary Woman of UNO
Margaret R. Fischer
1906-1989
2012 Legendary Woman of UNO | Ellen Hartman Pearey Gast 1916-1996 2012 Legendary Woman of UNO
Ellen Hartman Pearey Gast
1916-1996
2013 Legendary Woman of UNO | Nell Marguerite Ward 1890-1981 2013 Legendary Woman of UNO
Nell Marguerite Ward
1890-1981
2014 Legendary Woman of UNO | Save the Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 2014 Legendary Woman of UNO
Thresa E. Clark
1912-2009
2015 Legendary Woman of UNO | Save the Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 2015 Legendary Woman of UNO
Save the Date:
2015

About the Award

In 2009, the Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) unanimously decided to offer an annual award to honor University of Nebraska at Omaha women alumni who have made lifelong contributions to UNO. The Legendary Woman of UNO Award will be introduced during Women’s History Month at the March 2010 CCSW luncheon. Members of the Women’s Centennial Archive Project (WCAP) joined the CCSW in selecting the first UNO woman for the award.

In the future, UNO students from both groups will join faculty and staff members as they review nominations and recommendations for the annual award.

Criteria for Selection

The woman must be deceased

No more than one woman may be selected each year for recognition

The committee will consider the impact the nominee had on:

  • Future of UNO
  • Issues pertaining to women
  • Environment for students, faculty and staff
  • Core institutional structure

Documentation to support her achievements

Sponsors

Women's Centennial Archive Project
Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women
University of Nebraska at Omaha
UNO Alumni Association

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