Page 20 - The Woods Magazine - Summer 2012

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Dr. Barnett named
Woman of Achievement
By Mary Ann Beahon
Dr. Jahnae H. Barnett
, president of William
Woods University for the past 22 years, has
been named a Woman of Achievement by
the Zonta Club of Jefferson City, Mo.
The award was presented at the 13th
annual Yellow Rose Luncheon in May, with
about 700 people in attendance. The luncheon
is held each year to honor women who have
made an impact in the Jefferson City area.
Women are recognized for their talent and
their willingness to support and give to others.
Proceeds from the event subsidize Zonta’s
Second Chance Scholarship Fund, and this
year’s five recipients were introduced at
the luncheon. Zonta has given more than
$170,000 in scholarships to 50 women
over the years.
Many of the recipients over the years have
been working women who have attended
WWU’s Jefferson City site. As Barnett
explained in her acceptance speech, when she
became president in 1990, she expanded the
mission to provide educational opportunities
to working adults. Jefferson City and
Columbia, Mo., were the first locations.
“For many of our students, this gives them
a second chance—an opportunity to pursue
an education or complete a degree that they
might not otherwise have been able to attain,”
she said.
Barnett also mentioned another program
that serves a much younger audience—young
women in their teens who have encountered a
difficult family situation or a brush with
the law.
“Through a cooperative agreement with the
Division of Youth Services, we have made a
home on our campus for these teenagers, and
it is called the Rosa Parks Center. They eat in
our dining hall, attend many of our cultural
and athletic events—and they benefit from
interaction with college role models who
serve as mentors.”
She added, “These are programs we are
extremely proud of. These are programs we
have instituted to provide that second
chance that Zonta members realize is so
very important.”
Lampe honored as
Icon of Education
By Mary Ann Beahon
Gayle Lampe
, professor emeritus of
equestrian studies, has been named an Icon
of Education by Ingram’s, Kansas City’s
business magazine. What the magazine calls
an “impressive lineup” was published in the
January issue.
Lampe was one of nine Missouri and
Kansas leaders chosen for the honor and
the third honoree from William Woods.
Dr. Jahnae H. Barnett
, WWU president, was
named an icon in 2010, and
Dr. Mary Spratt
Cox Distinguished Professor in Science,
in 2011.
Ingram's calls the educators "the
best of what education in this region
has to offer."
According to Dennis Boone,
managing editor of Ingram’s, “one of
this region’s true strengths is a network
of outstanding educational assets.” He
attributes that to “administrators with
vision, instructors with passion to
cultivate young minds …”
Lampe is a national and international
leader in equestrian science. She is an
instructor, coach, trainer, judge, and rider.
For 43 years, she has been an influential
force in WWU's internationally acclaimed
equestrian studies division, touching
the lives of thousands of students.
Dr. Barnett with the roses she received at
the Zonta Women of Achievement Yellow
Rose luncheon.
Gayle Lampe and Callaway's Born to Win