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August 22, 2005
Contact: Katherine Rose-Mockry, Emily Taylor Women's Resource Center, (785) 864-3552

KU issues third 'Women of Distinction' calendar; honors 19 students, staff, alums

LAWRENCE --The University of Kansas' 2005-06 "Women of Distinction" poster-calendar -- highlighting the accomplishments of female faculty, staff, alumni and students -- is now available.

The calendars , which are free although donations are accepted, are available at all KU Bookstores in Lawrence and on the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, and at the Student Involvement and Leadership Center in the Kansas Union.

Brief biographies of the women as well as calendar grids for the 2005-06 academic year semesters are included in this third calendar issued by the Emily Taylor Women's Resource Center.

Katherine Rose-Mockry, director of the center, assembled a committee of women and men faculty, staff and students to evaluate nominations and make the selections.

The poster-calendar features KU faculty member Ann Cudd, professor of philosophy and director of the women's studies program; staff members Florence E. Boldridge, director of diversity programs at the School of Engineering, and Santos Nunez, director of the Multicultural Resource Center and also a doctoral student; KU graduate Marge Heard Franklin, co-founder and principal engineer of Franklin Associates Ltd. Of Prairie Village; and 15 women pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees.


The student participants are Alexandra K. Baldwin, medical student and doctoral student in neuroscience, anatomy and cell biology; Vedrana Balta, senior in business administration with concentrations in international business and French; Rashida Banerjee, doctoral student in special education; Leslie Eldridge, junior in political science and international studies; Rebecca Evanhoe, senior in chemistry and journalism with minors in French and philosophy; Destiny Ley Ann Frankenstein, senior in psychology with concentration in health, sport and exercise sciences;

Ruth Anne French-Hodson, bachelor's in political science and Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University; Marynell Jones, senior in English; Delia Kimbrel, senior in sociology; Carleen A. Roberts, graduate student in social work with emphasis on aging; Hannah K. Swift, senior in physics and astronomy and mathematics; Shannon Airen Sanderson Skoglund, senior in computer science and Spanish; Megan Storm, senior in music theory; Christina Strubbe, senior in business with concentrations in marketing and psychology; Maren E. Turner, doctoral student in applied behavioral science.

Students, their hometowns, majors, level in school, parents and high schools or previous universities, when available, are:

BUTLER COUNTY
From Towanda and Derby
Rebecca Evanhoe, senior in chemistry and journalism and mass communications (news and information emphasis) with minors in French and philosophy, daughter of Barbara Evanhoe and Gary Kroeker of Towanda and Charles and Deborah Evanhoe of Derby; Derby High School.

DOUGLAS COUNTY
From Lawrence
Maren Turner, doctoral candidate in applied behavioral science, bachelor's degree from Columbia Union College, Takoma Park, Md., and master's degree from Howard University, Washington, D.C.

JOHNSON COUNTY
From Leawood
Christina Strubbe, senior in business with emphasis in marketing and psychology, daughter of Theresa Strubbe; St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Overland Park.

From Olathe
Shannon Airen Sanderson Skoglund, senior in computer science and Spanish, daughter of Steven and Jennifer Sanderson; Olathe South High School.

Hannah Swift, senior in physics, astronomy and mathematics, daughter of Thomas and Virginia Swift; Olathe South High School

LEAVENWORTH COUNTY
From Leavenworth
Alexandra Knudson Baldwin, medical student and doctoral student in neuroscience, anatomy and cell biology, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Knudson; Leavenworth Senior High School and bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.

RENO COUNTY
From Partridge
Ruth Anne French-Hodson, who received a bachelor's degree in political science in May 2005 and is a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in England, daughter of Jim and Lisa French; Haven High School.

SEDGWICK COUNTY
From Derby
Rebecca Evanhoe. See BUTLER COUNTY.

From Wichita
Marynell Jones, senior in English, daughter of Mary Lou Reece and Scott Jones; Edward S. Marcus High School, Flower Mound, Texas.

Delia Kimbrel, senior in sociology, daughter of Linda Harris; Wichita High School Southeast.


OKLAHOMA

From Broken Arrow
Destiny LeyAnn Frankenstein, senior in psychology with emphasis in health, sport and exercise sciences, daughter of Wes and Susan Frankenstein; Broken Arrow High School.

From Norman
Leslie Eldridge, junior in international studies and political science, daughter of Gary and Lynn Summers; Norman High School.

SOUTH DAKOTA
From Yankton
Megan Storm, senior in music theory, daughter of Kevin and Monta Storm; Yankton Senior High School.

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
From Sarajevo
Vedrana Balta, senior in business administration with emphasis in international business and French; Bishop Miege High School, Mission, Kan.

INDIA
From Calcutta
Rashida Banerjee, doctoral student in special education, bachelor's degree from Jadavpur University, Calcutta, and master's degree in special education from KU.


JAMAICA

From St. Catherine
Carleen Roberts, master's degree student in social work; bachelor's degree in design and master's degree in geography from KU.

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