Three Members of the Campus Community Honored with Jane Weston Chapman Awards
April 06, 2010
Dr. Karen Kehoe, senior Lynn Mortimer and senior Laura Wesolowski were recognized with the Jane Weston Chapman award for their contributions in enhancing the climate for women's participation in any and all areas of Mount' Union' College community life.
The award, named for the first female graduate of Mount Union College, has been a part of Women's History Month at the College since 1997. It is awarded to faculty, staff and students - male or female - who spread women's history and address women's issues on campus.
Kehoe is an assistant professor of history and director of the liberal studies program.' "Dr. Kehoe is not just a teacher giving students a lesson; she's providing the information, questioning and inspiring students to look beyond the surface and look at the people,' said one of her students in her nomination of Kehoe.'' 'She insures that it's not just HIS-tory, but HER-story too."
Kehoe earned a bachelor of music education degree from Milton College, a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a master of arts degree from' Marquette University.
Mortimer, a business administration major from Medina, Ohio was nominated for her efforts as the vice president and the president of the Association of Women Students.' She has worked tirelessly to ensure the success of programs and provided opportunities for students to visit the First Lady's Museum, discuss sexism in popular culture and learn about body image.
Mortimer is a member of Delta Sigma Tau sorority, Association of Women Students, CHOICES, Black Student Union and Alpha Lambda Delta honorary, and has been named to the Dean's List.' She has also been the recipient of the Wayne Manzilla Award.
Wesolowski, a history major from' Cleveland, Ohio was nominated for speaking her mind and serving as a role model.' As president of GABLE during her sophomore and junior years she was not only required to be a leader but exemplified personal courage and conviction.
Wesolowski is a member of Theta Alpha Kappa honor society, the History and Political Science Club, Alpha Lambda Delta honorary and GABLE.' She has also written for the Calliope, been named to the Dean's List and is a learning assistant.