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Women Of Achievement

Gwendolyn Clancy – 2018

NWHP Women of Achievement - Honoree 2018 Longtime filmmaker Gwendolyn Clancy explores the stories of people and their passions. Her award-winning work includes Virtual Harmony (produced for KNPB), Sarah Winnemucca: A Capital Figure, Cowhand's Song and Eye of the Prospector. She has teamed up with many organizations to carry forward their visions, including Carmel of Reno, Nevada Arts Council and ...
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Betty Glass – 2018

NWHP Women of Achievement - Honoree 2018 Betty Glass was invited to the 2018 Women of Achievement luncheon by the NWHP Board of Directors to thank her for completion of the 2nd Edition of Women in Nevada History: An Annotated Bibliography of Published Sources. The 2nd Edition is a digital document which soon will be housed on the UNR Special Collections website. Betty was originally honored as th...
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Jacki Falkenroth – 2017

NWHP Women of Achievement - Honoree 2017 NWHP honors Women of Achievement nominee Jacki Falkenroth. Jacki became active by joining the Jean Ford Research Committee. Although she travels extensively, she has become one of those “go to” members for any activity. Jacki is a graduate of UNR. She is married to Chuck Falkenroth, a retired corporate controller. The couple’s love of travel has resulted i...
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Christianne Hamel – 2016

NWHP Women of Achievement - Honoree 2016 Christianne Hamel, NWHP’s Woman of Achievement honoree for 2016, attended UNR with the thought of obtaining a Nursing degree. Marriage and a move to Wisconsin changed her focus. She obtained a degree in Horticulture Marketing and Production at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. She subsequently moved to Las Vegas, NV where she owned an int...
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Patti Bernard – 2015

Patti Bernard
NWHP Women of Achievement - Honoree 2015 Patti Bernard has been chosen as this year’s NWHP honoree for Woman of Achievement. She has held various positions on the NWHP board. She has spearheaded the project of securing biographies of Nevada’s First Ladies and placing them on our website. Patti has worked tirelessly for the project by putting on luncheons and programs to educate our members abou...
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Mona Reno – 2014

Mona Reno
NWHP Women of Achievement - Honoree 2014 Mona will preside over Nevada’s 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in 2014, as Chair of the Nevada Women’s History Project. She and husband Ron reside in Silver City, Nevada. Mona Reno was the Nevada State Data Center Librarian and the Foundation Center Librarian, at the Nevada State Library from 1993-2009. Mona received her Master’s in Library S...
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Sally Zanjani – 2013

Sally Zanjani
NWHP Women of Achievement - Honoree 2013 Descendant of the Springmeyers, a pioneer Carson Valley family, Sally Zanjani received her Ph.D. from New York University in 1974 and was associated until 2009 with the political science department at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is the author of more than seventy articles and ten nonfiction books. Her book A Mine of Her Own: Women Prospectors ...
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Linda Wyckoff – 2012

Lynda Wycoff
NWHP Women of Achievement - Honoree 2012 Linda Wyckoff has lived in Reno, Nevada since 1979. Originally from New Brunswick in eastern Canada, she came to the western US with her geologist husband. She graduated from UNR in 1983 with a Master’s in Business Administration. In the mid-90’s she became an American citizen but, fortunately, did not have to relinquish her Canadian citizenship. She ...
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Grace Davis – 2011

Grace Davis
NWHP Women of Achievement - Honoree 2011 Grace worked in the accounting and auditing fields before retiring. A second ‘career’ began when she joined the NWHP to help collect women’s histories. “The realization that so much valuable and fascinating history has not been preserved for future generations makes being a part of this organization a very rewarding experience.” Grace is a third-ge...
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Holly Van Valkenburgh – 2010

Holly Vanvalkenburgh
NWHP Women of Achievement - Honoree 2010 I met Jean Ford when she was teaching the Travel class at Reno Business College and I was the Librarian. She invited me to participate in the initial meeting of the Nevada Women’s History Project and our association continued. It was certainly an exciting time! During the years I have been the Chair of the North Steering Committee, the Vice-Chair, Tre...
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