Past Award Recipients

AAUW-PA 2015-2016 Awards and Recognitions

Outstanding Woman 2015-2016
Outstanding Woman is awarded to a member of a branch for meritorious service to the branch and to the community. The 2015-2016 Outstanding Woman award recipients are:

  • Sarah Rodenberger, Allentown
  • Jane Kennedy, Beaver Valley
  •  Randi Blauth, Bethlehem
  • Madeline Miles, Bradford
  • Cindy Sutton, Carlisle
  • Sandy Homel, Doylestown
  • Sherry Feliciani, Easter Delaware County
  • Colleen Kuschke, Easton
  • Corrine Egan, Erie
  • Phyllis Bianculli, Fox Chapel Area
  • Barbara Warfel, Harrisburg
  • Judith Yothers, Indiana County
  • Dorothy “Dottie” Glass, Johnstown
  • Ellen Price-Maloy, Lansdale
  • Bonnie Rosamilia, Lock Haven
  • Carol Kurland, Makefield Area
  • Lane Neff, Murrysville Area
  • Janet M. Chapman, NEMCO
  • Cindy Stewart North Hills Pittsburgh
  • Sonya Cole, Pocono Area
  • Karen Parish, Reading
  • Billie Willits, State College
  • Mary Carr and Sharon Gurak, Valley Forge
  • Anne Anderko, West Chester-Chester County
  • Janet Barnes, York

Member Making a Different Award 2015-2016
The Member Making a Difference Award is given to someone who made a big difference in something important to the branch within the last year. The 2015-2016 Member Making a Difference award recipients are:

  • Cathy Kane, Allentown
  • Lea Kretchmar, Beaver Valley
  • Olga Conneen, Bethlehem
  • Ann Pehle, Carlisle
  • Mary Bachman, Doylestown
  • Catherine Toews, Erie
  • Darlene Hogg, Fox Chapel Area
  • Judy Dillen, Harrisburg
  • Gretchen Barbor, Indiana County
  • Dr. Barbara Zaborowski, Johnstown
  • Ellen Price-Maloy, Lansdale
  • Holle Canatella and Jennifer Taylor, Lock Haven
  • Dori Kramer, Makefield Area
  • Katherine Keith, North Hills Pittsburgh
  • Judith Druckenmiller, Reading
  • Connie Schroeder, State College
  • Norma Winther, Valley Forge
  • Dr. tonya thames-taylor, West Chester-Chester County
  • Joan Beekey and Suzy Hershey, York

AAUW-PA Special Honoree 2015-2016
AAUW-PA and Beaver Valley Branch are proud to honor Jean Macaluso for her enormous contribution to AAUW.

Jean Macaluso – Beaver Valley. Jean has been a member of the Beaver Valley branch for 19 years. She was a previous Co-President and Membership Chair, serving at the state level in this role as well. She has made an outstanding contribution to the Girl’s Recognition Night since its inception. Jean has been chiefly responsible for the association of Community college of Beaver County (CCBC) with AAUW Beaver Valley on a number of projects. She is presently serving as College and University Partnership Chair, continuing the development of programs with CCBC. Jean has shared her leadership skills as chair of our Kitchen Tour for the last 14 years, helping us to raise over $90,000 for scholarships for women, which include college, nontraditional and law school candidates. Her work and mentorship exemplify the mission statement of our organization.

Gateway to Equity 2015-2016
This branch award recognizes someone in the community who has advanced equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, or research. The award is traditionally given on March 8, International Women’s Day. The recipients and the branches honoring them for 2015-2016 are:

  • Women’s Law Project Pennsylvania, AAUW-PA
  • Allentown School District Foundation, Allentown
  • Esther M. Lee, President Bethlehem NAACP, Bethlehem
  • Patti Conley and Marsha Keefer, Beaver County Times journalists, Beaver Valley
  • Cheryl J. Lutz, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Bradford
  • Women Graduates-USA, Doylestown
  • Cops ‘N Kids of Easton, Easton
  • The Women’s Fund, Erie
  • Mary Winter, Angels’ Place, Fox Chapel Area
  • Lin Taylor, Computer Club for Girls, Harrisburg
  • Sharon Honkus, Johnstown
  • Peggy Lee-Clark, Montgomery County Community College, Lansdale
  • Elizabeth Brobst, Lock Haven
  • Blackburn Center Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, Murrysville
  • Girls of Steel, North Hills Pittsburgh
  • Mid-State Literacy Council, State College
  • Phoenixville Women’s Outreach, West Chester-Chester County
  • ACCESS York Victim Assistance Center, York

Legacy Circle Members in Pennsylvania

  • Joan Comer, Lansdale
  • Ruth Damsker, Lansdale
  • Marjorie Weick Dunaway, State College
  • Dorothy F. Goodman, Anthracite
  • Elizabeth D. Klopp, Lansdale
  • Dorothy McLane, Lansdale
  • Marjorie M. Mowery, Carlisle
  • Susan K. Nenstiel, Allentown
  • France C. Nyce, National Member
  • Jo Ann Piotrowski, York
  • Mary H. Purcell, Eastern Delaware County
  • Linda L. Robbins, Allentown
  • Sue A. Zitnick, York

AAUW PA 2014-2015 Awards and Recognitions

Outstanding Woman 2014-2015
Outstanding Woman is awarded to a member of a branch for meritorious service to the branch and to the community. The 2014-2015 Outstanding Woman award recipients are:

  • Beverly TIsdale, Allentown
  • Andrea Challis, Beaver Valley
  • Gloria Niedbala, Beaver Valley
  • Stacey Zaremba, Bethlehem
  • Dorothea Fesenmyer, Bradford
  • Isabelle Anderson, California
  • Barbara “Linkey” Green, Carlisle
  • Shirley Yannich, Doylestown
  • Nancy Butow, Easton
  • Judy Lawrencce, Erie
  • Elaine Herald, Fox Chapel Area
  • Diane Shoop, Harrisburg
  • Lindsay Monihen, Huntingdon
  • Susan Wheatley, Indiana
  • Nancy Miller, Johnstown
  • Joan Comer, Lansdale
  • Rita Yeasted, North Hills-McKnight
  • Deb Talbot-Snyder, Philadelphia Inc.
  • Eileen Ritz, Reading
  • Donna Eaves, West Chester-Chester county
  • Donna Fulton, York
  • Phyllis Swoard, York

Branch Spotlight Award 2014-2015
The Branch Spotlight Award is given to someone who made a big difference in something important to the branch within the last year. The 2014-2015 Branch Spotlight award recipients are:

  • Lesley Lojko, Allentown
  • Janet Wise, Beaver Valley
  • Linda Robertson, Bethlehem
  • Sandra Tracy, California
  • Pamela Barney, Carlisle
  • Elizabeth Hutcheson, Carlisle
  • Susan Shenberger, Doylestown
  • Karen Stocker Hickey, Easton
  • Terry Thomas, Easton
  • Frances Rosiak, Erie
  • Nancy Neal, Fox Chapel Area
  • Julie Fether, Johnstownb
  • Laurie Friedman, Lansdale
  • Holle Canatella, Lock Haven
  • Jennifer Taylor, Lock Haven
  • Susan Bingley, Makefield Area
  • Linda Tozier, North Hills-McKnight
  • Suzanne Churgai, Reading
  • Jennifer Karch, State College
  • Anne Anderko, West Chester-Chester County
  • Peggy Staarman, West Chester-Chester County
  • Barbara Woodmanse, York

AAUW-PA Special Honorees 2014-2015
AAUW-PA and its branches are proud to honor these women who have contributed significant energy and enthusiasm to AAUW programs and activities over many years. We are grateful they are serving as examples to many more.

Let’s Read Math™ – 10 Year Anniversary. Let’s Read Math™ began ten years ago with the Makefield Area Branch of AAUW under the direction of Dr. Claire Passantino. Next, Graham Boose from the West Chester-Chester County Branch secured an AAUW Community Action grant, which helped spread LRM to AAUW branches throughout the entire Mid-Atlantic Region (PA, NY, MD and NJ). Outside AAUW, Let’s Read Math™ has made its way into schools and school districts, after-school centers, day camps, scout troops, YWCAs, family literacy centers, and teacher education programs in colleges and universities. As of 2014, an estimated 5,000+ adults and 40,000 children experienced the program.

Louise Tukey – State College. Louise has been unfailingly loyal to the State College Branch with varied leadership roles over the years. She has been involved throughout its 54 year history, including as chair or co-chair six different years (right). Louise has continued to volunteer at the Used Book Workshop every week since its inception. She has also served as branch historian for many years, and as we now prepare for our branch centennial in 2016, her efforts in storing our branch records are invaluable.

Gateway to Equity 2014-2015
This branch award recognizes someone in the community who has advanced equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, or research. The award is traditionally given on March 8, International Women’s Day. No changes have been made. Most branches watch for items in the news in the fall, select their awardee in January or February, inform the recipient and arrange a time to present the certificate, issue a press release, and send the info for inclusion in the PA Convention yearbook. The recipients and the branches honoring them for 2014-2015 are:

  • Girls Scouts of Eastern PA, Allentown
  • Keith and Stephanie Sevy, Owners of the Hostess Shoppe, Beaver Valley
  • Ann McManus, Director of Second Harvest Food Bank, Bethlehem
  • Mickey Swackhammer, Legal Advocate YWCA of Bradford, Bradford
  • State Senator Patricia Vance, Dawn Flower (Borough Councilwoman) and Dr. Jill Bartoli, Carlisle
  • Mira A. Blunt, Engineering Events with Girls, Doylestown
  • Judith’s Reading Room, Easton
  • ATHENA, Erie
  • Julie Marx, Executive Director PA Women Work, Fox Chapel Area
  • Girls on the Run Capital Area, Harrisburg
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blair County Huntingdon Program, Huntingdon
  • Mary Borkow, President Johnstown Bandshell Alliance, Johnstown
  • Toni Tomasi and Carol Hildebrand, Book Sale Co-Chairs, Lock Haven
  • One Youth, North Hills-McKnight
  • State College Area School District Challenging Science Investigations, State college
  • Legal Aid of Southeast Pennsylvania, West Chester-Chester County
  • Amber Seidel, York
  • Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition, AAUW-PA

Legacy Circle Members in Pennsylvania

  • Marjorie Weick Dunaway, State College
  • Dorothy F. Goodman, Anthracite
  • Elizabeth D. Klopp, Lansdale
  • Dorothy McLane, Lansdale
  • Marjorie M. Mowery, Carlisle
  • Susan K. Nenstiel, Allentown
  • France C. Nyce, National Member
  • Jo Ann Piotrowski, York
  • Linda L. Robbins, Allentown
  • Sue A. Zitnick, York

 

 

AAUW PA 2013-2014 Awards and Recognitions

ALL forms are due by February 15 to ensure publication in the annual meeting yearbook for April 12. Branches are encouraged to honor the service of members (OW and Spotlight) as well as others (Gateway to Equity), and to share highlights to help other branches and to remain part of the state record. Please note that all branch submissions will be recognized by AAUW PA.

Outstanding Woman
Outstanding Woman is awarded to a member of a branch for meritorious service to the branch and to the community. The 2013-2014 Outstanding Woman award recipients are:

  • Mary Lou Green, Allentown
  • Patricia Rock, Beaver Valley
  • Linda Zimmerman, Bethlehem
  • Sharie Radzavich, Bradford
  • Amy Beiler, Butler
  • Beth Bubonovich, California
  • Kathleen Brennan, Carlisle
  • Pamela Good, Doylestown
  • Annette Stoody, Easton
  • Ellen DiPlacido, Erie
  • Cheryl Towers, Fox Chapel Area
  • Carol Corlett-Howard, Harrisburg
  • Rita King, Johnstown
  • Jayashree Patil, Landsdale
  • Lois Day, Lock Haven
  • Georgiana Likar, North Hills-McKnight
  • Jeannie Snodgrass, Pittsburgh
  • Ann Wenrich, Reading
  • Susan Werner, State College
  • Fran Pierce, West Chester-Chester County
  • Jane Long, York

Branch Spotlight Award 2014
The Branch Spotlight Award is given to someone who made a big difference in something important to the branch within the last year. The 2013-2014 Branch Spotlight award recipients are:

  • Virginia Delph, Allentown
  • Betsey Uslenghi, Beaver Valley
  • Bernice “Bernie” Gardiner, Bethlehem
  • Georgetta Wiles, California
  • Karen LeCuyer, Carlisle
  • Morgan Pickands, Doylestown
  • Suzi Campbell, Easton
  • Jane Jenkins, Erie
  • Beth Hollis, Fox Chapel Area
  • Sandra Finley, Greensburg Area
  • Carlee Ranalli, Huntingdon
  • Marie Olshefski, Johnstown
  • Amy Ryan Faga, Lansdale
  • Makefield Area, Kathy Quinn
  • Bobbie Fabish, Murrysville Area
  • Susan Banerjee, North Hills-McKnight
  • Marci Henzi, Pittsburgh
  • Karin Neilson, Pittsburgh
  • Frances Malley, Reading
  • Kristin Dreyer, State College
  • Kathy Dewan, Towanda
  • Ann Duerr, West Chester-Chester County
  • Carol Anderson, York

AAUW-PA Special Honorees
AAUW-PA and its branches are proud to honor these women who have contributed significant energy and enthusiasm to AAUW programs and activities over many years. We are grateful they are serving as examples to many more.

Charlene Harrison is a special honoree from the State College Branch. Charlene has provided outstanding leadership to the branch over the last four years. She attended the national convention and alerted the state board to issues that needed to be addressed. In addition, Charlene has offered suggestions and ideas for AAUW-PA meetings and programs.

Sally Kalin is also a special honoree from the State College Branch. Sally oversees the finance and investment activities of the branch, which are more complex than for most branches. Sally also serves as a member of the AAUW-PA fundraising taskforce, and had facilitated communication among and between the AAUW organizations.

Jean Riker is a special honoree from the Easton Branch. Jean joined AAUW in 1971, and belonged to branches in NY, Texas, and around Pennsylvania (Clark Summit, Scranton, Greensburg) before landing at the Easton branch in 1986. She has been active as a teacher, a community volunteer, and in Easton Branch activities and offices. Jean served as Easton President from 1992-1994 and was recognized as Outstanding Woman in 1995. Jean is proud to be part of a family that at one time had three generations of women who were AAUW members.

Roberta (Bobbie) Warshaw is a special honoree from the Lebanon Valley Branch. Bobbie is currently Public Policy chair for her branch, and is a former Public Policy chair for AAUW-PA. She was inducted into the Lebanon County Commission for Women’s 2014 Hall of Fame. She was nominated for her fight for the rights of others and her work as a trained mediator for Lebanon County Mediation Services, assisting parties to work through disputes out of court.

Impact Awards
The state board is receptive to Impact Awards, which can be given at the branch or state level. These awards can be given during the year to recognize a significant impact made in public policy, education, or other are important to AAUW members in Pennsylvania. These are opportunities for visibility both for AAUW and for the recipient.

Branch Highlights
Branch Highlights is a collection of branch activities that replaces the branch recognition awards. Every branch is encouraged to submit a summary of an event, process, change or initiative to share with other branches. It is recommended that your branch focus on one specific item of which you are proud (something that is working well in membership retention and recruitment, programming, public policy, fundraising or any other area of branch life.) This may be something old that’s still working, something borrowed, changed, or something new.

Gateway to Equity
This branch award recognizes someone in the community who has advanced equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, or research. The award is traditionally given on March 8, International Women’s Day. No changes have been made. Most branches watch for items in the news in the fall, select their awardee in January or February, inform the recipient and arrange a time to present the certificate, issue a press release, and send the info for inclusion in the PA Convention yearbook.