New state awards have been established by the Leadership Team. List and guidelines of new awards.
2018 Legacy of Leadership Awardee:
Nina Thayer, Los Alamos
2017 Mission in Action Awardee:
New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering
Awards History – pre-2014
Grace Barker Wilson Award
- 2013 Grace Barker Wilson Awardee: Helena Whyte of Los Alamos Branch and Online Branch.
- Grace Barker Wilson Biography
- For a list of past years Grace Barker Wilson Award recipients, click here.
The Marjorie Bell Chambers Ingenious Ideas Award
- Marjorie Bell Chambers biography
2019 Ingenious Idea Award goes to Carlsbad Branch for Champagne en Blanc Fundraiser
2015 Winners of the Ingenious Ideas Award:
- Best Ingenious Idea: Albuquerque Branch for Reunion Tech Trek 2014 a reunion for the girls who attended Tech Trek in Las Cruces, held March 2015 at UNM
Runners-up with innovative collaborations:
- Los Alamos Branch for Dust Bowl Exhibit & Community Book Discussions, a collaboration with Mesa Public Library and Los Alamos Public Schools
- Grant County Branch for Hunger for Knowledge Dinner, a collaboration with the sociology students of WNMU under Dr. Emma Bailey
2013 Winners of the Ingenious Ideas Award:
- Santa Fe Branch for its community outreach to the Esperanza Shelter for victims of domestic abuse.
- Las Cruces Branch for bringing the issue of sexual assault in the military to the public by purchasing a copy of The Invisible War and having it shown at local theaters.
- Los Alamos Branch for its Holiday Community Outreach Program to assist families and women in need in Northern New Mexico.
Terry Sleight Memorial Award
In memory of Terry Sleight, a long-time women’s advocate, AAUW-NM board member, lobbyist, and dear friend, the New Mexico State AAUW established the Terry Sleight Memorial Award in 2005.This award is given out annually to an individual AAUW-NM member or group of members in recognition of their efforts in advancing women’s issues.
2013/2014 Award Recipients:
Ruth Benjamins, Las Cruces
Lina Germann, Santa Fe
Betty Walker Smith, Albuquerque
2012/2013 Award Recipient: Flossie Brown, Santa Fe Branch
2011/2012 Award Recipient: Jan Lifson Bray, Albuquerque
2010/2011 Award Recipient: Dixie Trebbe, West Mesa/Albuquerque
2009/2010 Award Recipient: Jeanette Wallace, Los Alamos
2008/2009 Award Recipient: Corrine Howard, West Mesa
2007/2008 Award Recipient: Jean Bahr, Santa Fe
2006/2007 Award Recipient: Dolores Halls, Las Cruces
2005/2006 Award Recipient: Carolyn Glen Kaye, Albuquerque Branch