A Trio of Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

TharpeAnne Marie Tharpe, chair of the department of hearing and speech sciences and associate director of the Bill Wilkerson Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, was named as the inaugural winner of the Marion Downs Award for Excellence in Pediatric Audiology from the American Academy of Audiology.

Dr. Tharpe is a graduate of the University of Arizona. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in hearing science from Vanderbilt University.

strattonDorothy Stratton, the first dean of women at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, was honored posthumously as the 2016 honoree of the National Women’s History Project. Stratton, who died in 2006 at the age of 107, left Purdue in 1942 to lead the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.

After World War II, Stratton returned to Purdue as dean of women. She later held executive positions at the International Monetary Fund and the Girl Scouts.

Pat McGuire and Trinity Students_mfPatricia McGuire, president of Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C., received the 2016 Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence from the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America Institute. President McGuire has led Trinity Washington University since 1989.

President McGuire is a graduate of Trinity Washington University and holds a law degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

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