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1930's

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 INTREST: Arts, Education
 

1940'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 INTREST: 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 INTREST: 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 INTREST: 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 INTREST: 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 INTREST: 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 INTREST: 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 INTREST: 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 INTREST: Activism, Media and Communications, Politics, Social Justice, Women's Rights, Writing
 

1980's

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 INTREST: 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 INTREST: 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 INTREST: 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 INTREST: Education, Technology
 

1990's

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 INTREST: 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 INTREST: 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 INTREST: 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 INTREST: 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 INTREST: Arts, Education
 

2000's

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 INTREST: 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 INTREST: 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 INTREST: 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 INTREST: Athletics
 

2010's

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 INTREST: 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 INTREST: 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 INTREST: Athletics