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April 26, 2021

Dr. Sherita Hill Golden (Med 1994) of Johns Hopkins talked with local students and educators at our 2019 Distinguished Alumna event.

Each year as the Women’s Center gathers faculty, staff, alumni and students to honor UVA’s Distinguished Alumna, we invite local middle and high school students and educators to join us as these inspiring leaders share the opportunities and challenges that have shaped their remarkable careers. When our 2020 Distinguished Alumnae, Nancy Howell Agee (Nurs 1979) and Marion Weiss (Arch 1979) were honored in an event hosted over zoom last fall, the recorded event was shared with local students who were then invited to submit essays on related themes.

January 28, 2021

girl wearing olympic gold medal with Leah Smith

Last January, I had the joy of welcoming many of you to JPJ for our annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebration, where alumna Jennifer Langton was honored for her athletic accomplishments on UVA’s lacrosse team and her off-the-field contributions to the NFL as Senior Vice President of Health and Safety Innovation. 

In my welcome, I shared a little-known personal fact:

August 28, 2020

UVA’s 2020 Distinguished Alumnae both graduated in 1979, Nancy Howell Agee from the School of Nursing and Marion Weiss from the School of Architecture. Photos Courtesy of Carilion Clinic and WEISS/MANFREDI.

Join us at 5 pm on September 23 for an intimate conversation with our 2020 Distinguished Alumnae! 

August 04, 2020

As the 2020 recipient of our Beth Garrett Memorial Internship Grant, Jule Voss interned with Congressman Jim Cooper (TN-5) this summer. She is a rising 3rd-year Echols and Jefferson Scholar studying global security and justice and planning to pursue the Batten School's Masters in Public Policy. 

August 29, 2019

Fontaine retired from her dean position July 31 and is co-editing a book with colleagues while on sabbatical this year. (Photo by Jane Haley)

This piece has been reprinted from UVA Today. You can find the original article here.

If there is one word that captures Dorrie Fontaine’s contributions to the University of Virginia, its School of Nursing and her leadership, it would be “compassion.”

June 20, 2019

Student Taylor Thompson with former President Jimmy Carter at Habitat Site

Taylor Thompson (Arch '21) is this year's recipient of our Beth Garrett Memorial Internship Grant. Taylor's involvement with housing policy came through his long-standing work with Habitat for Humanity International as a volunteer and through his training to follow in his mother's footsteps as an architect.

April 01, 2019

Jane Miller and Carla Williams

Editor's note: Respect and appreciation for Jane Miller abound among her colleagues. The student athletes of the Cyrus Society also made sure that their gratitude for Jane was part of our National Girls & Women in Sports Day events honoring Jane on February 10, 2019. Athletics Director Carla Williams' introduction of Jane included a letter that the Cyrus Society asked her to read thanking Jane for the great care she has taken in ensuring the quality of the experience that student athletes have at UVA. Jane's wisdom and humility were as clear and steady that day as they've been throughout her 35 year career with UVA Athletics and we wanted to share her thoughtful words here.

Remarks from our 2019 National Girls & Women in Sports Honoree, Jane Miller

It seems like just yesterday that I told someone retirement wasn’t even on my radar. So much for that.

I want to thank Abby and her staff at the Women’s Center, not only for hosting this reception, but for the wonderful work you do at the University for women and men, alike. You change lives.

I also want to thank the NGWS Day Committee for selecting me to represent girls and women in sport today.  I am honored.

February 25, 2019

Sherita Golden

This piece has been reprinted from UVA Today. You can find the original article here.

September 04, 2018

Deborah McDowell 2018 Zintl Award Winner

This article has been reprinted from UVA Today. 


Deborah E. McDowell’s colleagues at the University of Virginia call her a “trailblazer,” note her collaborative activities and point to her commitment to diversify not only the faculty on Grounds, but throughout the nation. The University’s Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center will give McDowell the 2018 Zintl Leadership Award this fall for these and other long-time efforts.