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Sharon Hedrick

Sharon Hedrick

Sharon Hedrick received two Masters’ degrees from the University of Illinois, in 1982 and in 1986. Sharon was the first ...
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Ollie Davis Watts

Ollie Watts Davis

Ollie Watts Davis, an alum of the University of Illinois, joined the College of Fine and Applied Arts faculty in ...
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Mildred Trent

Mildred Trent joined the staff of the College of Education and Office of Diversity around 1984. A constant source of ...
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May Berenbaum

May Berenbaum

May Berenbaum joined the Entomology Department at the University of Illinois in 1980. She has been Head of the Entomology ...
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Mary Temple Grandin

Mary Temple Grandin

Mary Temple Grandin graduated with a PhD from the College of ACES in 1989. Mary is a well-known professor of ...
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Leslie Erganian

Leslie Erganian

Leslie Erganian received her Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Illinois in 1982. While a graduate student, ...
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Larine Cowan

Larine Cowan came to the University of Illinois in the 1980s. She was an Assistant Chancellor as well as the ...
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Jeanne Gang

Jeanne Gang

Jeanne Gang graduated with a degree in architecture in 1986. As an alum, she is an architect and MacArthur Fellow ...
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Iris Chang

Iris Chang

Iris Chang graduated from the University of Illinois in 1989 with a degree in Journalism. Prior to coming to the ...
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Barbara A. Yates

Barbara A. Yates was the founding and first Director of the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP), serving ...
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Arlene Torres

Arlene Torres

Arlene Torres received her Master’s Degree in 1987 and her PhD in 1995, both from the Department of Anthropology at ...
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Alice Deck

Alice Deck, nominated by a faculty mentee, joined the English department’s faculty in the 1980s and later became affiliated with ...
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