'Awesome Women Exemplars' Honored in Penn's Inn

Published 03.28.2007


Thirty-one of the evening's 'Awesome' honorees gather for a group photo in Penn's Inn The Student Activities Office hosted the second annual "Awesome Women Exemplars" program in observance of Women's History Month on Tuesday night, honoring 39 women from the campus community during a reception in Penn's Inn.

Students, faculty and staff were encouraged to nominate any Penn College female faculty, staff or student they admire.

Lizabeth S. Mullens , vice president for academic affairs/provost, was the featured speaker for the event (as well as being an honoree), offering observations on women and leadership. Prior to joining Penn College in July, she developed and implemented the Women's Leadership Initiative at the Pennsylvania State University. She also has experience as a faculty member and academic leader in colleges and universities in Tennessee, Colorado and Maine.

An alphabetical list of the 2007 "Awesome Women Exemplars," a mix of students and employees nominated by members of their college family, follows:

  • Fafunke T. Agboola, individual studies, Philadelphia
  • Valerie A. Baier, administrative assistant to the president
  • Jen J. Bowers, Penn College Police officer
  • Jill S. Landesberg-Boyle, vice president for student affairs
  • Kimberly R. Cassel, assistant director for student development
  • Danielle M. Coakley, graphic communications management, Howard
  • Angela Hope Colley, custodian
  • Lizabeth S. Mullens, Penn College's vice president for academic affairs%2Fprovost (and an honoree), doubles as guest speaker. Wendy A. Cunningham, documentation manager
  • Genelle Gatsos, student support services specialist
  • Shannon M. Gibble, nursing, Coudersport
  • Davie Jane Gilmour, college president
  • Lauren Rhodes Gordon, assistant professor of mathematics
  • Susan C. Hartranft, secretary to School of Transportation Technology
  • Angie M. Hunter, Act 101 peer mentor
  • Peggy Lou Johnson, pre-physician assistant, Williamsport
  • Lynne H. Koskie, library circulation assistant
  • Elaine J. Lambert, director of college information and community relations
  • Sarah J. Landis, physician assistant, Lititz
  • Georgia R. Laudenslager, librarian
  • Amanda G. LeClair, dental hygiene-health policy and administration, Williamsport
  • Gerri F. Luke, assistant professor, business administration/marketing
  • Catherine V. McCall, applied human services, Media
  • Janet McMahon, assistant professor, nursing
  • Katie L. Mackey, coordinator of residence life
  • Kathleen F. Mayer , secretary to the physician assistant program
  • Debra M. Miller, director of corporate relations
  • Linda M. Morris, director of human resources: employment/EEO
  • Lizabeth S. Mullens, vice president for academic affairs/provost
  • Veronica M. Muzic, special assistant to the president for academic affairs
  • Sabrena A. O'Keefe, business administration-human resources, Williamsport
  • Cassie M. Pickens, assistant director for programming
  • Molly J. Steele-Shrimp, secretary to the vice president for student affairs
  • Carolyn Strickland, director of student life
  • Linda A. Sweely, director of food services
  • Calvetta A. Walker, assistant professor of reading
  • Justine R. Wareham, aviation maintenance technology, Hollidaysburg
  • Sharon Waters, special assistant to the dean of health sciences/director of counseling, career and disability services
  • Lisa M. Welker, information center clerk
  • Brenda A. Wiegand, secretary to the director of student li

Photos by Ashlin R. Hollinger, casual part-time student photographer