Prestigious Honors for Three Women Professors

Mary C. Brucker, professor of nursing and associate dean of the School of Nursing at Baylor University and editor of the journal Nursing for Women’s Health, received the Hattie Hemschemeyer Award from the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

Dr. Brucker holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Saint Louis University. She earned a Ph.D. at Rush University in Chicago.

Casey Maugh, assistant professor of communications studies at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, received the Dwight L. Freshley Outstanding New Teacher Award from the Southern States Communication Association.

Dr. Maugh is a graduate of Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama. She earned a master’s degree in speech communication from Colorado State University and a Ph.D. in communication arts and sciences from Pennsylvania State University.

Belinda S.M. Strum, assistant professor of civil, environmental, and architectural engineering at the University of Kansas, received the 2012 Excellence in Environmental Engineering Award from the Academy of Environmental Engineers. She was honored for her work using algae to remove nitrogen and phosphorous from wastewater while creating biomass that can be used as fuel.

Dr. Strum joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in 2006. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering and geological sciences at the University of Notre Dame.

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