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2010.05.26 > For Immediate Release
contact: Becky Bohan Brown - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2243 - e-mail: rbrown@mail.unomaha.edu

Two Honored at Annual Women's Studies Spring Luncheon

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Women's Studies Program hosted its annual spring luncheon April 30. At the event, Rachel Tomlinson Dick and Marti Rosen-Atherton both received the 2009 Mary Ann Lamanna Award for Excellence in Women's Studies.

The Mary Ann Lamanna Award recognizes extraordinary service to the UNO program in women's studies for involvement with teaching, research/creative activity or service. 

"Mary Ann Lamanna, professor emeritus of sociology, made outstanding contributions to Women's Studies," said Karen Falconer Al-Hindi, Women's Studies Program director. "It gives the program great pleasure to honor her again each year through the selection of individuals to receive this award."

UNO student Tomlinson Dick spearhead this year's "Take Back the Night" rally on campus. The event was held to draw attention to the issues of sexual violence and abuse. University Division/Counseling Center and other campus organizations, including the Women's Studies Program, co-sponsored the rally.

Tomlinson Dick, whose term ended April 30, served as student director of the UNO Women's Resource Center for 2009-2010. She is a past presenter at the University of Nebraska No Limits! Conference and a member of the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women. She graduated magna cum laude from UNO May 7 with a bachelor of arts degree in women's studies and minors in French and sociology.

Rosen-Atherton is director of the University Division/Counseling Center and serves as a faculty member for the Women's Studies Program. She is also active with UNO's Student Health Services, the First Year Experience program and Project Achieve.

"Marti Rosen-Atherton brings wonderful energy and expertise to her many endeavors with our program," Falconer Al-Hindi said. "Whether in classes or her extracurricular commitments, Rachel Tomlinson Dick exhibits cogent analysis, hard work and creativity, as well as keen appreciation for diversity. The Women's Studies Program is very fortunate to include people such as Marti and Rachel."

For more information, contact Falconer Al-Hindi at (402) 554-3834 or kfalconeralhindi@unomaha.edu.

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