Women of Distinction

Leadership and Influence

In conjunction with women’s history month, WSU Tri-Cities recognizes female students, staff, faculty, alumnae, and community members who have made notable contributions to the campus through their community through service, teaching, or involvement.

The honorees will be recognized at a photo exhibition and opening reception on a date soon to be determined.

Award Criteria

The selection committee welcomes nominations of women who meet some or all of the following criteria:

  • exhibit leadership in her discipline or area¬†of expertise;
  • serve as role models and/or mentors to other women;
  • advocate for positive social change that helps close the leadership gap and create a more equitable society;
  • demonstrate a commitment to the missions of WSU Tri-Cities;
  • demonstrate a commitment to social justice and inclusion;
  • have earned respect within their communities;
  • support policies, practices, attitudes, and/or actions that are intended to produce equitable outcomes for all; or
  • give back to the community through their time, talent, and/or resources.

Nomination Deadline: Friday, March 22

The 2018 selection committee is comprised of previous awardees and WSU Tri-Cities staff members:

  • Cindy Bruckner-Lea
  • Elizabeth Hernandez-Osorio
  • Jana Kay Lunstad
  • Kay Olson
  • Dana Parmenter
  • Selene Torres-Medrano
  • Zach Harper, Vice President, ASWSU Tri-Cities
  • Danielle Kleist, Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • Byron Marlowe, Clinical Assistant Professor, Hospitality Business Management
  • Mysti Meiers, Senior Academic Advisor

If you have questions about the nomination process, or would like to sponsor the program, please contact Danielle Kleist.

2018 Women of Distinction

LoAnn Ayers
Kate McAteer
Sarah Newcomer
Eadie Balint
Mysti M Meiers
Darlene R Scrivner
Diahann C Howard
Judith A Morrison
Karen Sinclair
Savanna Kresse
Maegan Murray
Dani Young

Previous Winners

2017 Women of Distinction

Michele Acker-Hocevar
Amber Eubanks
Jana Kay Lunstad
Selene Torres-Medrano
Katherine Banks
Lisa Godwin
Kay Olson
Cindy Bruckner-Lea
Elizabeth Hernandez-Osorio
Dana Parmenter
Shawna DiFalco
Anna King
Lura Powell