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March 01, 2022

Dean Barbara Bass

The following article from UVA Today has been re-printed with permission from the author.

For her accomplishments as a leader in academic medicine and her efforts to improve the training of surgeons, Dr. Barbara Lee Bass has been selected as the University of Virginia’s 2022 Distinguished Alumna.

January 29, 2022

Sharlene Brightly

This year's celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day at UVA includes an award presentation honoring Sharlene Brightly (CLAS 1976) during halftime of the UVA Women's Basketball game against Clemson on February 6 at 4:00 p.m. Brightly, a member of the UVA's first Varsity Women's Basketball Team, was the first Black woman to represent the University in intercollegiate competition.

January 29, 2022

Carla Williams Meredith Smith Jane Miller Shannon Wells

Join us on February 6 as we celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day and the 50th Anniversary of Title IX. The passage of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 changed the landscape of women’s athletics, opening up expansive opportunities for women and girls to participate in sports.

Panel Discussion with UVA Leaders
Sunday, February 6
1 pm

Carla Williams, Athletic Director
Jane Miller, long-time administrator (retired)
Meredith Smith, Title IX Coordinator
Shannon Wells, Volleyball Head Coach

September 08, 2021

The following article from UVA Today has been re-printed with permission from the author.

In her 14 years at UVA, Kimberley Bassett has touched the lives of so many students, helping them to claim their place at the University of Virginia and welcoming them into the UVA community,” wrote Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center Director Abby Palko in an email.

June 01, 2021

Students supported by Garrett Grants in 2021

Our Beth Garrett Memorial Internship Grants for 2021 have been awarded to Abeba Amenshowa and Revati Joshi. Abeba Amenshowa is interning with Public Housing Association of Residents in Charlottesville. Her internship with PHAR's Residents for Respectful Research (R3) involves working to assure that public housing residents understand, have input into, and benefit from research conducted on or with public housing residents.

May 11, 2021

Peggy Shupnick, whose gifts of collaboration and mentorship led to her recently being named the winner of the 2020 Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award, retired in April. (Photo courtesy of UVA School of Medicine)

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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.