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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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Lisa-Marie Lightfoot – 2009

Lisa Marie Lightfoot
NWHP Women of Achievement - Honoree 2009 Lisa-Marie Lightfoot, our honoree at this year’s Nevada Women’s Fund 18th Annual Salute to Women of Achievement luncheon, was recognized for her volunteer work with several organizations. In addition to working full-time in a demanding job as administrator of the Washoe County School District volunteer program, she has extended her time and talent doing ...
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Isabel Espinoza – 2008

Isabel Espinoza
NWHP Women of Achievement - Honoree 2008 Northern Region Finance Chair Isabel Espinoza received the 2008 Nevada Women’s Fund Woman of Achievement award at a luncheon held on June 10th at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. She was nominated by the NWHP North Region for her outstanding work as an organizer of tours, espinozalecture series, Nevada Day parade entries, and book sales. She served on...
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Kay Sanders – 2007

Kay Sanders
NWHP Women of Achievement - Honoree 2007 On June 6, 2007, our friend and one of the original founders of the Nevada Women’s History Project will be honored as a Woman of Achievement at the Nevada Women’s Fund Annual luncheon.sanders Catharine (Kay) Sanders was chosen for her tireless efforts to promote the goals of the Nevada Women’s History Project. Kay has worn many hats including State Co...
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Kathleen Noneman – 2006

Kathleen Noneman
NWHP Women of Achievement - Honoree 2006 The 2006 NWHP honoree for Woman of Achievement at the annual Nevada Women’s Fund event innoneman Reno is our past State and Northern Region Chair Kathleen Noneman. The luncheon was held on May 16th at the Reno Hilton. Mary Anne Convis was her escort. Kathy was one of the founding members of the NWHP who started the organizational planning in November ...
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Kathleen D. Clemence – 2005

Kathleen Clemence
NWHP Women of Achievement - Honoree 2005 Our outstanding member Kathleen Clemence was honored at the fourteenth annual Nevada Women’s Fund Salute to Women of Achievement luncheon on May 10th in Reno. She was selected to represent the Nevada Women’s History Project as their 2005 Woman of Achievement. Kathleen was unanimously chosen for this honor as she had spent more than a year volunteering he...
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Mary Anne Convis – 2004

Mary Anne Convis
NWHP Women of Achievement - Honoree 2004 Mary Anne Convis, who is a NWHP co-chair of the Sarah Winnemucca Statue Project and Project Review Chair for the Northern Region, will be honored on May 11th at the Nevada Women’s Fund Women of Achievement luncheon in Reno. She will be recognized for her outstanding work in the convisNevada Women’s History Project, and in particular, her success in spear...
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Alice Gottschalk Downer – 2001

Alice Gottschalk Downer
NWHP Women of Achievement - Honoree 2001 Lovelock native Alice Gottschalk Downer was honored on May 2nd as the 2001 Woman of Achievement representing the Nevada Women’s History Project. Alice was recognized for her contributions to education, community service, and research into the lives of pioneer Nevada women and their families. She was introduced at a luncheon held at the Reno Hilton. Al...
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Betty Glass – 2000

Betty Glass
NWHP Women of Achievement - Honoree 2000 Betty Glass, co-author with Jean Ford and Martha Gould, of Women in Nevada History: An Annotated Bibliography of Published Sources has been selected by the NWHP for the 2000 Women of Achievement award sponsored by the Nevada Women’s Fund in Reno. She will receive the award at a luncheon to be held May 24th in Reno.glass Betty has been a member of the ...
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Carrie Townley Porter – 1999

Carrie Townley Porter
NWHP Women of Achievement - Honoree 1999 Carrie Townley Porter, state coordinator for the Nevada Women’s History Project was nominated by the NWHP for the 1999 Woman on Achievement award. This is the first year that the NWHP gave this award. Entertainer Lou Rawls and guest speaker, Ann Richards, former Governor of Texas, were part of the Women of Achievement awards luncheon held in Reno, May...
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