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Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month celebrates the contributions of women to events in history and in society today.

Women of UD:  Catalysts of our Community

During Women’s History Month, the Women’s Center coordinates, as an experiential learning opportunity for students, the annual Women of UD exhibit, highlighting the contributions women have made at the University of Dayton. The 2023 theme, Catalysts of our Community, recognizes faculty, staff, and students who stood in the front and those who worked behind the scenes to enrich our community in a variety of ways. Honorees have cultivated positive change on their team, ensuring that processes, procedures, and services for the campus community have been rooted in the common good as well as mentored a generation of new professionals, or someone who has been a driving force for sustaining relationships with the broader Dayton community. Change and impacts can be felt at the individual level or the university level - each will leave a lasting legacy at UD.

The list of the 2023 honorees is below!

  • Camryn Justice, Undergraduate Student, Electronic and Computer Technology Major
  • Heather R. Parsons, Coordinator of Academic Advising and Departmental Initiatives in the Department of Communication
  • Jada Cooper-Taylor, Product Safety Quality Assurance Engineer, B.S Industrial Engineering , 2021
  • Amy Lee, Assistant Director, Center for Student Involvement
  • Dr. Vernique J. Coleman-Stokes, Director, Center for Alcohol and Other Drugs Resources and Education (CADRE)
  • Laura Cotten Howell,  Associate Director for Fellowships and Graduate School Advising, University Honors Program
  • Janet B. Morgan, Director, ERP and CRM Systems, UDit
  • Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski, MHSH, D.Min., Professor, Department of Religious Studies and Director of the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives
  • Judy Caruso, Director of Residential Properties Operations and Maintenance in Facilities Management
  • Margaret M. Lisjak, Former Executive Assistant to the Provost
  • Rebecca Blust, Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Management, Systems, and Technology; Executive  Director, Innovation Center,  School of Engineering
  • Ikram Hennaoui, Undergraduate Student Psychology Major and Family Development Minor
  • Mary B. Ziskin, Associate Professor
  • Paola Ortiz Vazquez, Coordinator, Student Advising and Department Initiatives - Department of Computer Science
  • Sherry Williams, Administrative Assistant, Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center (MEC)

Women's History Month Events

March 1
10:30 a.m.
The Gathering Place, Roesch Library

March 2
6–7 p.m.
KU 222

March 6
9-11 a.m.
KU 310

March 8
12:30–2 p.m. 
KU West Ballroom

*This event is invitation only

March 8
7–8 p.m.
KU 310

March 9
5–6 p.m.
KU 222

March 10
1:30–3 p.m.
KU Torch Lounge

*This event is invitation only

March 13
10a.m.- 12p.m.

March 22
7–8 p.m.
MEC Lounge

March 23
3:30–5:30 p.m.
KU Torch Lounge

March 27
3 p.m.
KU Torch Lounge

March 29
1-2:30 p.m.
Rike 108: World Exchange Lounge (WEx)

March 30
5–6 p.m.
KU 207


2023 WOMEN OF UD: catalysts of the community

View the 2023 Honorees


View the 2022 Honorees


View the 2021 Honorees

2020 Women of UD:  Voices of Courage

View the 2020 Honorees

2019 Women of UD:  Trailblazers

View the 2019 Honorees

2018 Women of UD:  Trailblazers

View the 2018 Honorees
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