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1910's

Olga Strimple: UNO Student 1915-1919; UNO Alumni Association, 1922-1944

2017 - present

Olga Strimple truly is a “legendary woman.” As one of the first graduates of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Olga continued to dedicate herself to the success of the University well aft

AREAS OF INTEREST: Arts, Writing
 

1920's

Olga Strimple: UNO Student 1915-1919; UNO Alumni Association, 1922-1944

2017 - present

Olga Strimple truly is a “legendary woman.” As one of the first graduates of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Olga continued to dedicate herself to the success of the University well aft

AREAS OF INTEREST: Arts, Writing
 

1930's

Olga Strimple: UNO Student 1915-1919; UNO Alumni Association, 1922-1944

2017 - present

Olga Strimple truly is a “legendary woman.” As one of the first graduates of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Olga continued to dedicate herself to the success of the University well aft

AREAS OF INTEREST: Arts, Writing

Ruth Diamond

Ruth Diamond danced her way into Omaha in 1931, knocking down barriers and disrupting gender norms as she pioneered, introduced, and established modern dance as an art form and area of study at the Un

AREAS OF INTEREST: Arts, Education
 

1940's

Olga Strimple: UNO Student 1915-1919; UNO Alumni Association, 1922-1944

2017 - present

Olga Strimple truly is a “legendary woman.” As one of the first graduates of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Olga continued to dedicate herself to the success of the University well aft

AREAS OF INTEREST: Arts, Writing

Genevieve Price

Being a librarian was not only what Genevieve Price did for a living, but also what she lived for.  Price began working with the Omaha Public Library systems in 1965 and retired in 1996, so to say he

AREAS OF INTEREST: Literacy

Ruth Diamond

Ruth Diamond danced her way into Omaha in 1931, knocking down barriers and disrupting gender norms as she pioneered, introduced, and established modern dance as an art form and area of study at the Un

AREAS OF INTEREST: Arts, Education

Donita Mitchell

Until World War II, Donita (Gottsch) Mitchell had worked on her parents’ farm, milking cows and plowing fields before walking to town to work in the household of another family. However, once World

AREAS OF INTEREST: Military Service
 

1950's

Genevieve Price

Being a librarian was not only what Genevieve Price did for a living, but also what she lived for.  Price began working with the Omaha Public Library systems in 1965 and retired in 1996, so to say he

AREAS OF INTEREST: Literacy
 

1960's

Mary Alice Hurlbert

Graduating in the 1960s with a master’s degree in Education, Mary Alice Hurlbert embarked on teaching children throughout the world. She also participated in the first Head Start Program in Omaha. A

AREAS OF INTEREST: Education

Genevieve Price

Being a librarian was not only what Genevieve Price did for a living, but also what she lived for.  Price began working with the Omaha Public Library systems in 1965 and retired in 1996, so to say he

AREAS OF INTEREST: Literacy
 

1970's

Mary Mudd

Mary Mudd has inarguably been one of the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) strongest leaders. Beginning her career here in 1969, Mary developed a passion for the University and its students. S

AREAS OF INTEREST: Education

Maggie May

After simply typing the word “woman” in the Gateway search engine of the online archives, Quinn discovered a column from the spring semester of 1972 entitled “Womankind” by a student named Mag

AREAS OF INTEREST: Activism, Media and Communications, Politics, Social Justice, Women's Rights, Writing
 

1980's

SUSAN NARAMORE MAHER

As the visionary behind the Women’s Archive Project (WAP) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Dr. Susan Naramore Maher’s contributions to the campus and her profession are innumerable. I

AREAS OF INTEREST: Education, Women's Rights, Writing

Josie Metal-Corbin

If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son! – from “If”

AREAS OF INTEREST: Arts, Education

Marian Nelson

1939 - present

There is no question that there have been many exceptional women throughout the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) history. We have names and numbers that can be used to tell the story of our u

AREAS OF INTEREST: Activism, Education

Mary Mudd

Mary Mudd has inarguably been one of the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) strongest leaders. Beginning her career here in 1969, Mary developed a passion for the University and its students. S

AREAS OF INTEREST: Education

Mary Waugh Taylor

1956-2010

Mary Waugh Taylor was born on October 13, 1956 in Okoboji, Iowa, a young girl in love with ballet. In many ways, Mary exemplifies the qualities of a true feminist hero by “doing it all,” and fight

AREAS OF INTEREST: Arts, Education

Sheila Runyon

When she came to the United States in 1963, Sheila Runyon was still Sheila McCrae, a farmer’s daughter from southwest Scotland with big dreams and an impressive academic history. She did not know wh

AREAS OF INTEREST: Education, Technology
 

1990's

SUSAN NARAMORE MAHER

As the visionary behind the Women’s Archive Project (WAP) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Dr. Susan Naramore Maher’s contributions to the campus and her profession are innumerable. I

AREAS OF INTEREST: Education, Women's Rights, Writing

Josie Metal-Corbin

If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son! – from “If”

AREAS OF INTEREST: Arts, Education

Marian Nelson

1939 - present

There is no question that there have been many exceptional women throughout the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) history. We have names and numbers that can be used to tell the story of our u

AREAS OF INTEREST: Activism, Education

Karen Falconer Al-Hindi

From an early age, Dr. Karen Falconer Al-Hindi has negotiated her own space.  Intrigued by the relationships between people and places, Falconer Al-Hindi’s natural interest in geography has allowed

AREAS OF INTEREST: Education

Deborah Smith-Howell

Dr. Deborah Smith-Howell knew from an early age that she would one day earn a PhD.  Starting college at an age when most of her peers were still midway through their high school educations, Smith-How

AREAS OF INTEREST: Education

Mary Mudd

Mary Mudd has inarguably been one of the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) strongest leaders. Beginning her career here in 1969, Mary developed a passion for the University and its students. S

AREAS OF INTEREST: Education

Mary Waugh Taylor

1956-2010

Mary Waugh Taylor was born on October 13, 1956 in Okoboji, Iowa, a young girl in love with ballet. In many ways, Mary exemplifies the qualities of a true feminist hero by “doing it all,” and fight

AREAS OF INTEREST: Arts, Education
 

2000's

SUSAN NARAMORE MAHER

As the visionary behind the Women’s Archive Project (WAP) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Dr. Susan Naramore Maher’s contributions to the campus and her profession are innumerable. I

AREAS OF INTEREST: Education, Women's Rights, Writing

Josie Metal-Corbin

If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son! – from “If”

AREAS OF INTEREST: Arts, Education

Karen Falconer Al-Hindi

From an early age, Dr. Karen Falconer Al-Hindi has negotiated her own space.  Intrigued by the relationships between people and places, Falconer Al-Hindi’s natural interest in geography has allowed

AREAS OF INTEREST: Education

Deborah Smith-Howell

Dr. Deborah Smith-Howell knew from an early age that she would one day earn a PhD.  Starting college at an age when most of her peers were still midway through their high school educations, Smith-How

AREAS OF INTEREST: Education

Mary Waugh Taylor

1956-2010

Mary Waugh Taylor was born on October 13, 1956 in Okoboji, Iowa, a young girl in love with ballet. In many ways, Mary exemplifies the qualities of a true feminist hero by “doing it all,” and fight

AREAS OF INTEREST: Arts, Education

Libby DiBiase

1969 - present

Libby DiBiase’s May 2015 graduation from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) was never a sure bet. For nine years, she chipped away at her degree, working hard to balance her roles as mother,

AREAS OF INTEREST: Athletics
 

2010's

Josie Metal-Corbin

If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son! – from “If”

AREAS OF INTEREST: Arts, Education

Karen Falconer Al-Hindi

From an early age, Dr. Karen Falconer Al-Hindi has negotiated her own space.  Intrigued by the relationships between people and places, Falconer Al-Hindi’s natural interest in geography has allowed

AREAS OF INTEREST: Education

Deborah Smith-Howell

Dr. Deborah Smith-Howell knew from an early age that she would one day earn a PhD.  Starting college at an age when most of her peers were still midway through their high school educations, Smith-How

AREAS OF INTEREST: Education

Libby DiBiase

1969 - present

Libby DiBiase’s May 2015 graduation from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) was never a sure bet. For nine years, she chipped away at her degree, working hard to balance her roles as mother,

AREAS OF INTEREST: Athletics