Carlow University honors local and national women for their professional and personal leadership and their service to others through the Women of Spirit® awards program established in 1993. 

Past honorees of the Women of Spirit award stand in front of a banner reading Carlow University and Women of Spirit.
April 4, 2018: Women of Spirit awards at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. ( photo by David Holzemer/Carlow University)

Past Women of Spirit® Recipients

  • 2018: Teresa A. Sullivan, PhD, Deborah L. Acklin, Lenore Blum, PhD, Diane P. Holder, Margaret Rosenzweig, PhD, CRNP-C, AOCN, FAAN, Col. Jeannette South-Paul, MD
  • 2016: Barbara Baker, DVM,  Leslie Davis, Laura Ellsworth, JD, Mary Lou McLaughlin, Marianne Cornetti (2016 International Woman of Spirit® Award Recipient)
  • 2012: Kim Tillotson Fleming, Katherine Donahue Freyvogel, Karen Dunn Kelley
  • 2010: Judith M. Davenport, Sister Fidelis McDonough, RSM, Theresa L. Whiteside, PhD
  • 2004: Cynthia A. Baldwin,  Doreen E. Boyce, Joyce A. Clark, Dora Iwler, Pearl Moore, Joanne Rogers, Madelyn A. Ross, Pamela R. Schanwald, Karen A. Shapira, Mary Gibson Winter
  • 2003: Constance Bernt, Katherine A. Homrok, Cristen Krebs, Barbara K. Mistick, Jacqueline C. Morby, Janet Simon, Rebecca Trimpey, Ann P. Wardrop, Doris Carson Williams, Myrna Zelenitz
  • 2002: Joan Frank Apt, Leslie Braksick, Esther L. Bush, Judith C. Callomon, Linda L. Croushore, Katherine M. Detre, Carolyn D. Duronio, Barbara Hafer, Melissa Hart, Mattie V. Hollis, Louise Reiber Malakoff, Elizabeth McMillan, RSM, Laurie S. Moser, Margaret M. Petruska and Margaret Rieck
  • 2001: Michele R. Atkins, Eva Tansky Blum, Helen S. Faison, Peggy Finnegan, Mary Kalnas, Suzie McConnell-Serio, Rita M. McGinley, Mary Louise Nash, RSM, Valerie McDonald Roberts  Linda Yankoski, CSFN, Roberta Zolkoski
  • 2000: Verna Crichlow, Reeny D. Davison, Michele Fabrizi, Ruth Grant, Margaret Hannan, RSM, Margaret Mary Kimmel, Thelma Lovette, Ann M. McGuinn, Barbara McMahon, Mary Kathleen Scully, Anita Lopatin Smolover
  • 1998: Suzanne Broadhurst,  Noreen McGinnis Campbell, Ruth Donnelly Egler, Phyllis Mormon Goode, Marva Harris, Mary Paul Hickey, RSM, Lisa Pupo Lenihan, Esq., Christine J. Toretti, Mary Shatlock  Lorene Steffes, Bonnie McGinnis Vello, Joanne F. White, Sally Wiggin, Sharon McGinnis Young
  • 1997: Beth Ann Berkebile, Sandra McLaughlin Byers, Jeanne Caliguiri, Dorothy A. Davis, Kate Ford Elliott, Karen Wolk Feinstein, Joan Brest Friedberg, Mary Molyneaux, Michele O’Leary, RSM, Lucy Rawson, Elizabeth Segel, Lois Dabney Smith, Kay Snyder
  • 1996: Joyce A. Bender, Gerry Rosella Boccella, Susan B. Bohn, Elizabeth Carroll, RSM,  Jo H. DeBolt, Janice Friedman, Loti Falk Gaffney, Marcia A. Martin, Carol Massaro, Carol Anton Murphy, Patricia Rooney, Velma Scantlebury, MD, Lois M. Wholey
  • 1995: Corinne Barnes, Rosemarie E. Cibik, Linda Dickerson, Marilyn P. Donnelly, Marie Lowry, Carol Neyland, Jane Scully, RSM, Frieda Shapira, Ceci Sommers, Cecile M. Springer, Audree Wirginis Swartzlander, Dolores Wilden, Ellie Wymard
  • 1994: Joanne Marie Andiorio, Sandy Bettor, Carol R. Brown, Patti Burns, Helen Hanna Casey, Annie Hanna Cestra, Rhodora Donahue, Gladys Edmunds, Sara Marie Healy, RSM, Elsie H. Hillman, Debbie Lewis, Sophie Masloff,  Marguerite U. Patton

National Women of Spirit® 

Marlo Thomas (1996),  Jill Ker Conway (1997),  Judith E. Heumann (1998), Teresa Heinz (2001), Regina M. Benjamin, MD (2010), Anne Martindale Williams (2012)

National Legacy Women of Spirit® 

Maggie Daley (posthumous, 2012)

Women of Spirit® Legacy Award

Anne Freyvogel Hanna (posthumous, 2010)

International Women of Spirit® 

Queen Noor of Jordan (2005), Marianne Cornetti (2016)

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