WCTF Award Recipients

The Awards Program identifies and provides visibility for contributions to the University and its community by Women of Color faculty and staff.

There are four awards. They are the Woman of the Year in Leadership, Woman of the Year in Human Relations, and the Rebecca A. Vaughan Distinguished Service Award.

In 2011, the woman of the year awards were renamed in honor of the WCTF founders:  the Beulah Sanders Stafford Leadership Award and the Jennie Partee Human Relations Award. The next awards will be given at the 2012 WCTF conference.

1987

Mayble Craig, Leadership
Karen Kelsey, Human Relations
Georgene Spencer, Distinguished Service
Laurita Thomas, Distinguished Service

1988

Dr. Rhetaugh Dumas, Leadership
Dr. Linda E. Fisher, Human Relations
Denise L. White, Distinguished Service

1989

Joann Drake Sims, Leadership
Elise A. Bryant, Human Relations
Sadiqah Keys, Distinguished Service

1990

Judith A. Goodman, Leadership
Stella P. Robinson, Human Relations
Joyce French, Distinguished Service

1991

Laurita Thomas, Leadership
Andrea Monroe-Fowler, Human Relations
Jo Ella Coles, Distinguished Service

1992

Elaine Jordan, Leadership
Dr. Joyce Mitchell, Human Relations
Monica S. Johnson, Distinguished Service

1993

Dr. Edith Lewis, Leadership
Claudia Alexander, Human Relations
Lynn Lesueur, Distinguished Service

1994

Sharon Burch, Leadership
Dr. Patricia Coleman-Burns, Human Relations

1995

Beverly Jones, Leadership
Ella Jackson, Distinguished Service

1996

W. Jean Watson, Leadership
Cathleen Conway-Perrin, Distinguished Service

1997

Karen E. Downing, Leadership
Monica S. Johnson, Human Relations
Darlene Y. Tansil, Distinguished Service

1998

Dr. Gloria J. Edwards, Leadership
Shacquel Evans, Human Relations
Dr. A. Oveta Fuller, Human Relations
Jo Ella Coles, Phoenix Award
Stephanie Estes-James, Distinguished Service

1999

Martha M. Taylor, Leadership
Dr. Carmen R. Green, Human Relations
Dr. Linda M. Chatters, Human Relations
Linda R. Kennedy, Distinguished Service

2000

Dr. Paula Allen-Meares, Leadership
Jayshri Gandhi, Human Relations
Lynne E. Dumas, Distinguished Service

2001

Debbie A. Taylor, Leadership
Wendy A. Woods, Human Relations
Melissa R. Perry, Special Recognition

2003

Darlene Ray-Johnson, Leadership
Dr. Traki L. Taylor, Human Relations
Regina Sims, Distinguished Service
Ella Williams, Distinguished Service

2005

Dr. Valener Perry, Leadership
Tina Pryor, Human Relations