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Lyons receives Alumni
Award of Distinction
Patti Lyons
of Honolulu, Hawaii, received
the Alumni Award of Distinction during
Alumni Weekend. The award was
created in 1952 to honor a graduate who
has achieved national or international fame
in his or her chosen field.
Lyons graduated from William Woods
with an Associate of Arts degree in 1954.
She earned a master’s degree in social
work from Indiana University in 1961
and has been actively involved in her field
since—completely devoted to improving
children’s lives.
Lyons and her family moved to Hawaii
in 1965, and she began a 23-year career
working for Child and Family Services.
She was promoted to executive director
of Child and Family Services in 1980 and
named president and CEO in 1985.
In 1987, Lyons started work in the
Philippines to evaluate an adoption
program for Filipino children managed by
Child and Family Services. She also helped
establish a shelter for street children.
She left Child and Family Services
in 1990, but continued to help innocent
children as president and CEO of the
Consuelo Zobel Alger Foundation. She
retired in 2006, but was unable to put aside
her passion for helping children and
continues to serve as a board member.
Frank honored with
Outstanding Service Award
Sally Wharton Frank
of Chesterfield,
Mo., received the Outstanding Service
Award during Alumni Weekend. First
presented in 1992, the award honors an
alumnus for his or her many years of
support in multifaceted areas and
outstanding service to the university.
A 1974 graduate, Frank earned a
Bachelor of Science degree in business
administration, with minors in religion
and speech. While in college, she was a
member of Alpha Phi sorority and served
as an alumnae coordinator for her chapter.
In addition, Frank was on the Dean’s and
Achievements lists. She was also a member
of the Jester’s Theatre Club and secretary of
Alpha Iota, Business Honor Society.
Since graduation, Frank has continued
her involvement with William Woods and
has served on the National Alumni Board
of Directors since 2006. Her service to
William Woods includes creating the
Alumni Weekend wine tasting event
and hosting several alumni events.
She has generously donated to the
Imagine Campaign. In recognition of their
donation, Frank and two sorority sisters,
Tammy Buschman Boehm
Dietrich Logan
, have earned naming rights
for a bedroom in the new Alpha Phi house
that is to be built in Sorority Circle.
Green Owl Award goes
to Boehm
ammy Buschman Boehm
of St. Louis,
Mo., was awarded the Green Owl Award
during Alumni Weekend. The award is
presented to alumni who have given years
of service to the alumni association and
the university.
Boehm earned her Bachelor of Arts
degree in home economics from
William Woods in 1976, with minors in
business and costume design. As a student,
she was Alpha Phi pledge class and chapter
president, on the Dean's List and
Achievement List and a member of
Delta Rho home economics honorary.
She has continued her involvement
with WWU by serving on the Alumni
Association Board of Directors and the
alumni board advisory committee. She has
created the Alumni Weekend centerpieces
for six years.
Boehm has co-hosted a St. Louis alumni
gathering in her home and assisted the
admissions office by hosting the “Senior
Send-Off” in her home.
She has been a generous contributor to
the Imagine Campaign, and, along with
sorority sisters
Sally Warton Frank
Cindy Dietrich Logan
, has been granted
naming rights for a bedroom in the new
Alpha Phi house in Sorority Circle.
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Elizabeth Wilson (left) with Patti Lyons
Sally Frank (left) with Deborah Hutchison
Tammy Boehm (award presented by Jennifer
Beggs Vescovo)