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September 19, 2012

Title IX service awardees announced as conference nears

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University is honoring 40 individuals upon the 40th anniversary of Title IX for their significant contributions to the advancement of gender equity in education. A reception is set for Oct. 11 as part of a conference at Purdue.

The honorees are notable names in Purdue history and education. All will be recognized at a 4:30 p.m. reception Oct. 11 at the close of the "Title IX @ 40: Looking Back, Moving Forward" conference at Purdue. Attendance at the reception is limited to special invitees and conference registrants.

Registration is necessary to attend the conference, and the cost is $15 for nonstudents who wish to receive a boxed lunch. The conference hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Ross-Ade Stadium's Shively Club. Registration is available online at http://www.conf.purdue.edu/TitleIX. For registration information, contact Ed Keller at 765-494-9482. For conference information, contact Barbara Devine at titleix@purdue.edu.

The Title IX service award demonstrates sustained accomplishments in one or more of the following areas:

* Maximizing institutional and/or societal resources to broaden access and opportunity to women in higher education.

* Expanding the range and quality of the female undergraduate or graduate student experience at Purdue.

* Contributing to the achievement of gender equity at all levels of the academic community.

* Contributing to the advancement of women in intercollegiate athletics.

* Providing local and/or national leadership on issues related to gender equity in education at all levels.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 became law on June 23, 1972, by the signature of President Richard M. Nixon. Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.

The Purdue conference is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance, Diversity Resource Office, Intercollegiate Athletics, Office of Institutional Equity, Purdue Alumni Association, Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, Women for Purdue, Women's Resource Network and the Women's Studies Program.

Here are the names of the 40 recipients (* indicates the recipient is deceased):

Clara E. Bell *, Evelyn Blackwood, Roger L. Blalock *, Beth Brooke, Morgan J. Burke, Susan Bulkeley Butler, Martha Oakley Chiscon, Barbara S. Clark, Sally Combs-Dunaway, Barbara Ivy Cook, Cheryl A. Cooky, Nancy Cross, Jane Zimmer Daniels, Carol Dewey, Carol A Ecker, Barbara Edmondson, Zenephia E. Evans, Mary Harrison Ford, Monica Gary, LaNelle E. Geddes, Eva L. Goble, Leah H. Jamieson, Carolyn E. Johnson, Laura Reasoner Jones, Dorothy Leland, Joan L. Marshall, Sally Mason, Tamara E. Morse, Carolyn Peck, Robert L. Ringel *, Margaret Moan Rowe, Amy Ruley, Helen Blanche Schleman *, Beverley Stone *, Dorothy C. Stratton *, Beverly Davenport Sypher, Emily M. Wadsworth, Sarah J. (Sally) Watlington, Helen Bass Williams *, Toyinda Wilson-Long.