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Past Mary Catherine Buswell Award Winners

Award History

The first award recipient, in whose honor the award is named, was the late Mary Catherine Buswell, 
WVU Professor Emerita of English and dedicated proponent of equal opportunities for women.

Successive recipients are:

Lisa DeFrank-Cole, 2017

Ann Chester, 2016

Mohindar Seehra, 2015

Ann Oberhauser, 2014

Melissa Latimer, 2013

Amy Keesee, 2012

Susan Jennings Lantz, 2011

Leslie Tower, 2010

Frances Vanscoy, 2009

Marjorie McDiarmid, 2008

John W. Zondlo, 2007

Liz Finklea, 2006

Barbara Ludlow, 2005

Suzanne Weller Gross, 2004

Judith A. Higgs, 2003

Joyce McConnell, 2002

Brenda Sue Black, 2001

Dale L. Birkle, 1999

Anna Shannon, 1998

Betty L. Miller, 1997

Janis-Rozena Perl, 1996

Devika Malhotra, 1995

Patty Ann Gibbs Wahlberg, 1994

Lillian Waugh, 1993

Kittie J. Blakemore, 1992

Mary Jane B. Pearse, 1991

Dennis O’Brien, 1990

Mary E. Templeton, 1989

Carroll Wilkinson, 1988

Elaine Ginsberg, 1987

Betty Boyd, 1986

Reba Thurmond, 1985

Carrie Koeturius, 1984

Lauralee Sherwood, 1983

Judith Stitzel, 1982

Avis Stuart, 1981

Sophia Peterson, 1980

Mary Catherine Buswell, 1979