AAUWMO Honorees


(formerly State Named Gift Award)

2005-2006 –  Janet Huss, Marsha Koch, Lynne Roney, Alyse Stoll
2006-2007 – Linda Berube, Betty Dusing, Joyce Katz, Linda Vestal
2007 – 2008 – AAUW Ballwin-Chesterfield Missouri Branch, Diane Ludwig, Deborah McWard, Yvonne Morrison, Jan Scott, Dorothy Smith, Connie Stoker
2010- 2011 – Gloria Bandstra, Grace Butler, Carol Davis McDonald, Betty Takahashi
2012-2013 – Holly Burgess, Ellen Johnson, Joyce Katz, Pat Shores
2013-2014 – Susan Barley, Renee Hornsby, Yvonne Morrison
2014-2015 – Shirley Breeze, Julia Triplett
2015-2016 – Linda Berube
2016-2017 – Karen Francis, Pat Shores
2017-2018 – Marsha Koch
2018-2019 – Marianne Fues


2018 was the year in which the biennial Woman of Distinction Award was given to an outstanding AAUW member or members who have promoted the mission and values of AAUW in their branch and community.

The 2018 Awardees were Carolyn Gray Thornton  (Nevada Branch)  and Diane Ludwig (Columbia Branch).
 (L) Carolyn Gray Thornton
(R) Diane Ludwig at left with president-elect Kay Meyer

The Missouri Woman of Distinction Award is given biennially to a woman who has promoted the mission and values of AAUW in her branch and community.
Past awardees:
1984   Barbara Lackritz (Creve Coeur)
1986   Ella Bettinger  (St. Louis)
1988   Dr. Joyce Dana (Richmond)
1990   Dr. Diane Brukardt (Columbia),  Opal Calvert Eckert (Maryville)
1992   Shirley Breeze (Ferguson-Florissant), Betty Cook Rottmann (Columbia)
1994   Kathy Dains (Columbia)
1996   Grace Butler (Columbia)
1998   Patt Braley (Independence), Dr. Nancy Gerber (Ferguson-Florissant)
2000   Shirley Garhart (Creve Coeur)
2002   Alyse Stoll (Raytown)
2004   Carol Davis McDonald (Kirkwood-Webster Groves),  Ardy Pearson (Kansas City)
2006   Jean Shull (Kirkwood-Webster Groves)
2008   Toni Thornton (Independence)
2010   Dr. Jane Biers  (Columbia)
2012  Julia Triplett (Ballwin-Chesterfield)
2014  Joyce Guard Schuetz (Creve Coeur), Betty Takahashi (St. Charles)
2016  Mary Emily Kitterman (Kansas City ),  Dr. A. Patricia (Pat) Shores (Ballwin-      ………Chesterfield),  Maurita Stueck (Kirkwood-Webster Groves)
2018 Diane Ludwig (Columbia Branch), Carolyn Gray Thornton (Nevada Branch)