|Pictured sitting, from left, are Kelly Dineen, J.D., Angela Walmsley, Ph.D., Mary Krieg, Carol Beckel. Standing are, from left, E. Gayle Rogan, Ph.D., Joya Uraizee, Ph.D., Sara Van Den Berg, Ph.D., Judith Durham, Ph.D., and Donna Bess Myers.|
The Women's Commission honored women leaders from SLU at the community-wide Annual Leader Lunch sponsored by the St. Louis Area YWCA Dec. 1 at the Millennium Hotel St. Louis.
The YWCA has been recognizing the commitment and contributions of working women across the St. Louis Area for 31 years. The tradition of hosting a table at the Leader Lunch, to recognize Saint Louis University women for their "leadership in the workplace," was initiated in 1984 by the Commission.
Honored were Kelly Dineen, J.D., assistant dean for Academic Affairs at the School of Law; Angela Walmsley, Ph.D., associate professor in the College of Education and Public Service; Mary Krieg, administrative assistant in the Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action and awards chair of the Commission; Carol Beckel, assistant professor in the Doisy College of Health Sciences; E. Gayle Rogan, Ph.D., director of the 1-8-1-8 Program and past president of the commission; Joya Uraizee, Ph.D., associate professor of English; Sara Van Den Berg, Ph.D., chairman of the Department of English; Judith Durham, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry; Donna Bess Myers, director of Parent Support and Student Services, Student Life, and president of the Women's Commission; M. Brigid Holloran-Schwarz, associate professor of OB/GYN in the School of Medicine; and Susan Bloomfield, Development Director at Parks College of Aviation, Engineering, and Technology.
Women nominated for this honor have exhibited a high level of achievement, demonstrated significant professional growth, leadership and produced valuable contributions through her skills or efforts for the University and beyond.
Honorees were chosen by the Awards Committee from nominations by supervisors, colleagues, co-workers and friends.
This is the first of two annual events in which the Commission gives recognition to the women of the University for their contributions. The second is the annual Women of the Year Luncheon, which this year is scheduled on April 25. A call for nominations for candidates for Women of the Year will be issued in early January.