In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Women want to recognize the great role models that helped shape our UNO community and invite you to join the organization.
The Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) serves as an advisory council to the chancellor and other university administrators on issues that relate to women students, faculty, and staff at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).
The CCSW monitors the status of women on the UNO campus and recommends ways of improving that status.
Our goal is to provide a forum for women at UNO in conjunction with the organization's core themes:
- Awareness of women's issues
- Balance in women's lives
- Community and women's roles
In 2009, the Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) unanimously decided to offer an annual award to honor University of Nebraska Omaha women alumni who have made lifelong contributions to UNO.
The Legendary Woman of UNO Award was 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.
UNO students from both groups will join faculty and staff members as they review nominations and recommendations for the annual award.
2018 - Elizabeth Hill
2017 - Connie Claussen
2016 - Virginia Lee Frank
2015 - Marion Marsh Brown
2014 - Thresa E. Clark
2013 - Nell Marguerite Ward
2012 - Ellen Hartman Pearey Gast
2011 - Margaret R. Fischer
2010 - Olga J. Strimple
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