Fifteen to be honored as Women of Courage, Character and Commitment

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 Fifteen to be honored as Women of Courage, Character and Commitment

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Updated 9:10 a.m. March 11, 2024.

After a record-breaking 77 nominations were received, fifteen individuals – five students, five staff, and five faculty – have been selected as the 2024 Women of Courage, Character and Commitment.

The annual honor recognizes women from campus and the Lincoln community who make positive impacts through professional, personal, mentoring, or peer relationships. It is bestowed by the Gender and Sexuality Center during National Women’s History Month every March.

An evening reception to fete the honorees is set for 5:30 p.m. March 20 in Carolyn Pope Edwards Hall (Room 227). The reception is open to the public, yet attendees should RSVP prior to March 13.

For additional details and inquiries, connect with Domonique Cudjo by email

The honorees for 2024 are:

  • Carley Conover  |  senior, Biological System Engineering, COE
  • Sarah Eaton  |  graduate student, Nutrition, Graduate Studies
  • Hannah Johnson  |  senior, Psychology, CAS
  • Katie Mowat  |  graduate student, Engineering, Graduate Studies
  • Thandeka Ncube  |  graduate student, Education Administration, Graduate Studies

  • Letty Garcia  |  assistant director, Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS)
  • Jerri Harner  |  executive specialist to the vice chancellor of diversity and inclusion, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Jenessa Jarvis  |  advocate, Center for Advocacy Response and Education (CARE)
  • Mary Kavan  |  assistant facilities manager, Housing Facilities Custodial
  • Barbara Woodhead  |  director, Services for Students with Disabilities

  • Dr. Anne Duncan |  associate professor, Classics and Religious Studies, CAS
  • Dr. Lisa Kort-Butler  |  professor, Sociology, CAS
  • Dr. Nicole Iverson  |  associate professor, Biological Systems Engineering, COE
  • Dr. Loukia Sarroub  |  professor, Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education, CAS
  • Dr. Wendy Smith  |  director, Center for Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science

Related:  March is Women's History Month. Celebrate at these 8 events & activities.

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