Women’s History Month Archives

2016 Women’s History Month

Since March of 1981, Americans everywhere have helped pay tribute to women whose commitment to humanity and to our planet have proved to be invaluable for society.  At UCF, women have been instrumental in shaping our university from its origins into the amazing institution it is presently.  We are honored and privileged to share the stories of these women with you, one for each day of the month of March.  We also invite you to explore the exceptional women in the 2014 and 2015 Women’s History Month archives below.

Candice Bridge
Assistant Professor, Dept of Chemistry and National Center for Forensic Science
Shannon Carter
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Tosha Dupras
Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology
Deirdre Englehart
Associate Lecturer, School of Teaching, Leadership and Learning
Denise Crisafi
Program Coordinator, Office of Research and Civic Engagement in the Burnett Honors College
Jennifer Shambrook
Director, Contracts and Grants Office, Office of Research and Commericialization
Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz
Assistant Professor, School of Visual Art and Design
Charlie Piper
Assistant Director, Contract Compliance and Administrator Support
Mary Lou Sole
Dean and Professor, College of Nursing
Elizabeth Mustaine
Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology
Cherie Yestrebsky
Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Chemistry
Lucretia Cooney
Associate Director, Faculty Excellence
Fidelia Nnadi
Associate Professor and Director Office of Diversity and Inclusion for the College of Engineering and Computer Science
Jennifer Kent-Walsh
Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Christine Mouton
Director, UCF Victim Services
Youndy Cook
Deputy General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel
Alisha Janowsky
Assistant Chair and Undergraduate Program Director, Psychology
Yovanna Pineda
Associate Professor, History Department
Nataly Chandia Viano
Assistant Vice President, International Affairs and Global Strategies
Anna Jones
Director, QEP and Associate Professor, Department of English
Ana Leon
Professor, School of Social Work
Margaret Zaho
Associate Professor, School of Visual Arts and Design
Kelly Allred
Assistant Clinical Professor, Nursing
Norma Conner
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
Deborah Breiter Terry
Professor, Department of Tourism, Events and Attractions
Bari Hoffman Ruddy
Associate Professor, Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Christine Dellert
Assistant Vice President for Strategic Communications and Marketing
Pamela Carroll
Professor and Dean, College of Education and Human Performance
Joyce Nutta
Professor, School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership
Elizabeth Dooley
Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Dean College of Undergraduate Studies
Amanda Anthony
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Claire Connolly Knox
Assistant Professor, School of Public Administration

2015 Women’s History Month

Aimee deNoyelles
Instructional Designer, Center for Distributed Learning
Ann Miller
Associate Professor, Nicholson School of Communication, College of Sciences
Barbara Alderman
Regional Campus Assistant Librarian, UCF Cocoa and UCF Palm Bay
Beverly Seay
UCF Board of Trustees, College of Engineering and Computer Science Dean's Advisory Board Chair
Damla Turgut
Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, College of Engineering and Computer Science
Debbie Hahs-Vaughn
Associate Professor, Dept. of Educational & Human Sciences, College of Education and Human Performance
Jennifer Sumner
Director, Academic Support Services, UCF Regional Campuses Administration
Joanne McCully
Administrative Assistant, Recreation and Wellness Center, SDES
Judy Thames
President, The Learning Institute for Elders at UCF
Kelly Astro
Director, Research and Civic Engagement, The Burnett Honors College
Kimberly Schneider
Director, Office of Undergraduate Research, Undergraduate Studies
Kristine Shrauger
Department Head, Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services, John C. Hitt Library
Lisa Nalbone
Associate Professor, Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Humanities
Martha Garcia
Associate Professor, Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures, College of Arts & Humanities
Mary Little
Professor, Dept. of Child, Family, and Community Sciences, College of Education and Human Performance
Mary Tripp
Lecturer, Dept. of Writing and Rhetoric, College of Arts and Humanities and Assistant Director of University Writing Center
Melissa Dagley
Executive Director, Initiatives in STEM (iSTEM) collaborative effort between College of Sciences and College of Engineering and Computer Science
Michele Gregoire Gill
Associate Professor, School of Teaching, Learning, & Leadership, College of Education and Human Performance
Olga Calvet
Chairman, UCF Board of Trustees
Patrice Lancey
Assistant Vice President, Operational Excellence and Assessment Support
Linda Hennig
Assistant Professor, Nursing, College of Nursing
Penny Beile
Associate Director, Information Services and Scholarly Communication, UCF Libraries
Phyllis Klock
Chair, UCF Foundation Board of Directors, Charter Trustee Emerita
Ratna Chakrabarti
Associate Professor, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine
Roseann White
Professor, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine
Sandra Cherepow
Senior Administrative Assistant for UCF President Hitt
Sherry Andrews
Associate General Counsel/Associate Provost, Office of General Counsel
Suzanne Martin
Professor, Dept. of Child, Family, and Community Sciences, College of Education and Human Performance
Traci Milbuta
Senior Admissions Specialist, Dept. of Sociology, College of Sciences
Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala
Assistant Director, UCF News and Information
Zixia Song
Associate Professor, Dept. of Mathematics, College of Sciences

We are honored and privileged to share the stories of 31 of these women with you, one for each day of the month of March.  We also invite you to check out the class of 2013 in our Women’s History Month below. Thank you and Happy Women’s History Month 2014!

Martha Hitt
UCF's First Lady
Joanna Mishtal
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, College of Sciences
Kathryn Seidel
Professor of English, College of Arts & Humanities
Jana Jasinski
Professor and Chair of Sociology, College of Sciences
Tee Rogers
Administrative Coordinator, Division of Administration and Finance, Office of the Vice President and CFO
Juli Dixon
Professor of Mathematics Education, School of Teaching, Learning & Leadership, College of Education
Denise Young
Associate Vice President, Regional Campuses Cocoa and Palm Bay
Cynthia Hutchinson
Associate Professor in the School of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership in the College of Health Education and Human Performance
Carol Ann Pohl
Coordinator, Undergraduate Programs, Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Department, College of Engineering and Computer Sciences
Jacque Waleski
Academic Services Coordinator, School of Public Administration, College of Health and Public Affairs
Cecilia Rodriguez-Milanes
Associate Professor of English in the College of Arts and Humanities
Nikita Carry
Assistant Director Academic Support Services, Academic, Faculty, and International Affairs (AFIA)
Heidi Watt
Director of Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Office of Academic Affairs
Beth Barnes
Special Assistant to the President, Office of the President
Vicki Lavendol
Instructor, Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Tina Richards
Office Manager for the UCF Arboretum, Instructor in the Department of Biology, College of Sciences
Talat Rahman
Pegasus Professor and Chair of Physics, Department of Physics, College of Sciences
Christine Hanlon
Lecturer, Nicholson School of Communication, College of Sciences
Lori Ashby
Director of Student Services for the Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Silvia Diaz
Instructor, Department of Teaching, Learning and Leadership, College of Education
Rosemarye Taylor
Professor of Educational Leadership, School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership, College of Education
Mary Jo Ross
Assistant Professor in the Department of Foodservice and Lodging Management, Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Kimberly Voss
Associate Professor of Journalism, Nicholson School of Communication, College of Sciences
Donna Bobek-Schmitt
Associate Professor, Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting, College of Business Administration
Carol Ann Dykes
Site Manager, UCF Business Incubator, Central Florida Research Park
Karen Biraimah
Professor and Director of International and Special Programs, College of Education
Jo Ann Smith
Assistant Professor, School of Public Administration, College of Health and Public Affairs.
Ilenia Colon-Mendoza
Assistant Professor of Art History in the School of Visual Arts and Design, College of Arts and Humanities
Martha Lue Stewart
Professor of Urban, Multicultural, & Exceptional Education, College of Education
Barbara Thompson
Interim Director of the Office of Diversity Initiatives
Diane Wink
Professor, Nursing, College of Nursing

2013 Women’s History Month

As UCF marks its 50th anniversary, we salute 31 UCF amazing women who have helped and continue to help guide our university toward greatness. We celebrate these women in March as part of National Women’s History Month.  Since 1981, Americans everywhere have helped pay tribute to the many generations of women whose commitment to humanity and to our planet have proved invaluable to society.

Debra Reinhart
Assistant Vice President for the Office Research & Commercialization
Maggie LeClair
Assistant to the Dean of the College of Sciences
Mary Ann Feldheim
Director of the School of Public Administration, College of Health & Public Affairs
Paige Borden
Assistant Vice President for Institutional Knowledge Management
Carolyn Hopp
Lecturer of Teaching, Learning and Leadership, College of Education
Anya Andrews
Senior Research Scientist and Instructional Systems Architect, Institute for Simulation and Training
Joo Kim
Associate Professor of Arts and Design, College of Arts and Humanities
Ronnie Korosec
Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
Fran Ragsdale
Program Assistant, Center for Success of Women Faculty
Eileen Ryan
Administrative Assistant, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning
Edwanna Andrews
Assistant Director, Student Leadership Development
Beatriz Reyes-Foster
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, College of Sciences and Faculty Fellow at the Center for the Success of Women Faculty
Sandra Robinson
Dean, College of Education, University Distinguished Professor, and Coyle Eminent Scholar
Valarie King
Director, Office of Diversity Initiatives
Lynn Hepner
Associate Dean, Academic Programs, College of Arts & Humanities
Stacey Pigg
Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric, College of Arts & Humanities
Ida Cook
Associate Professor of Sociology, College of Sciences
Kerstin Hamann
Chair of the Department of Political Science, College of Sciences
Maribeth Ehasz
Vice President, Student Development and Enrollment Services
Deborah German
Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean UCF College of Medicine
Joanne Muratori
Coordinator, Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Delaine Priest
Associate Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Services
Cynthia Young
Professor of Mathematics and Associate Dean, College of Sciences
Maren Fragala
Assistant Professor of Sport and Exercise Science, College of Education
Marilyn Crotty
Director, John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government at the University of Central Florida
Stella Sung
Director, UCF Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology, and Entertainment (CREATE) and Pegasus Professor
Lisa Dieker
Professor, College of Education and Lockheed Martin Eminent Scholar
Patricia MacKown
Associate Vice President, Student Development and Enrollment Services
Cristina Fernandez-Valle
Professor, Burnett School of Biomedical Science, College of Medicine
Sarah "Stacy" Barber
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, College of Sciences
Stacey Malaret
Director, Student Leadership Development.
Diane Chase
Executive Vice Provost, Pegasus Professor of Archaeology

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