Five Women Honored With Notable Awards

Darla Goeres; MSU photo by Kelly GorhamDarla Goeres, an assistant research professor of chemical and biological engineering at Montana State University, received the Chip Collins Award from the American Society for Testing and Methods. She was honored for her work on the development of test standards for pesticides and antimicrobial agents.

Dr. Goeres holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering, all from Montana State University.

jean-wyld-headshotJean Wyld, vice president for academic affairs at Springfield College in Massachusetts, was presented with the Jacob Ludes III Leadership Award at the annual meeting of  The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). She was recognized for her work as chair of the association’s Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Dr. Wyld has served in her current post since 2001. Previously, she was the chief academic officer and dean of academic affairs at York College of Pennsylvania. Dr. Wyld holds a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and a Ph.D. in biology, all from the University of Connecticut.

Julia_headshotJulia Overton-Healy, director of the Beth Robinson Judson Leadership Center at Alfred University in New York, received the 2013 Outstanding Contribution to Student Leadership Programs Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. Dr. Overton-Healy has been on the staff at Alfred University since 2009.

Dr. Overton-Healy earned a master’s degree in speech communication from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston and an education doctorate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

TanjaDominkoTanja Dominko, associate professor of biology and biotechnology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, received the Slovenia Ambassador of Science Award from the Slovenia Academy of Sciences. The award is given to a Slovenia native in recognition of outstanding achievements and global scientific impact. Professor Dominko is involved in stem cell research and tissue engineering.

Dr. Dominko holds a master’s degree in large animal reproduction and obstetrics and a doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and a Ph.D. in endocrinology and reproductive physiology from the University of Wisconsin.

shoemakerChristine A. Shoemaker, the Joseph P. Ripley Professor of Engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has been selected to receive the 2014 National Engineering Award from the American Association of Engineering Societies. She will receive the award in April in Washington, D.C. Her research focuses on preventing groundwater pollution.

Professor Shoemaker holds bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees, all in mathematics and all from the University of Southern California.

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