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 Women of Spirit® Recipients

Light is reflected in a row of glass Women of Spirit awards for 2016.

Key:

■ Carlow University Trustee Emerita

● Carlow University Trustee

▲ Carlow Alumna 

Past recipients of Carlow’s Women of Spirit® Award include the following:

  • 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 ▲
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)

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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