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Women of Distinction


The rich tradition of women’s contributions to Washington State University encompasses teachers and scholars, staff and advisors, students and alumni, administrators and regents, volunteers and friends. The WSU Women of Distinction and Woman of the Year Awards are presented annually during National Women’s History Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of women to the academic and local community, and to our society.

Women of Distinction Awardees usually include an alumna, a faculty member, a staff member, a student (undergraduate or graduate), and a woman not affiliated with WSU. All nominees for Women of Distinction Awards are eligible for the Woman of the Year Award, and nominations from all WSU campuses and locations, as well as self-nominations, are encouraged.

Register to attend this year’s celebration!


The awards will be presented during the event on Monday, March 9th in the CUB Senior Ballroom, at 4pm.

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women at WSU coordinates the award selection process.

Past Awardees

Previous Women of the Year