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Maryann Hartman Awards Ceremonies

Each year, the Women in the Curriculum Program honors Maine women of distinction with the Maryann Hartman Awards. Named for the late Dr. Maryann Hartman, an Associate Professor of Speech Communication, a distinguished educator, feminist scholar and humanist, the awards are given to recognize those Maine women whose achievements in the arts, politics, business, education and community service provide inspiration for women.

1987 — Maryann Hartman Awards Ceremony
The recipients were Doris Twitchell Allen, for her work as a psychologist and peace activist; Eileen Farrell, for her accomplishments as a singer, and Lenore Thomas Straus, for her work in sculpting.

1988 — Maryann Hartman Awards Ceremony
The recipients were JoAnn Fritsche, educator and policy maker; Joan Benoit Samuelson, Olympic Gold Medal winner, and Dorothy Clarke Wilson, playwright and biographer.

1991 — Maryann Hartman Awards Ceremony
The recipients were Gilda Nardone, for her work with the Displaced Homemakers Program; Lilianne Labbe, for her accomplishments in helping to preserve the Franco-American heritage in Maine; and Margaret Chase Smith, for her role in national politics.

1992 — Maryann Hartman Awards Ceremony
The recipients were Glenna Atwood, for her work in community health education; Constance Carlson, for her accomplishments in higher education, and Harriet Henry, for her work in the legal system.

1993 — Maryann Hartman Awards Ceremony
The recipients were Joan Brooks, for her accomplishments in scientific research; Mary “Winnie” MacDonald, for her work as an activist for women with AIDS, and Mary Philbrook, a spokesperson for the Micmac Nation.

1994 — Maryann Hartman Awards Ceremony
The recipients were Mary Mitchell Gabriel, for her contributions to the craft of basket making; Emily L. Muir, for her accomplishments in architecture and visual arts; and Alice Stewart, for her contributions to the field of Canadian Studies.

1995 — Maryann Hartman Awards Ceremony
The recipients were Gladys Hasty Carroll, for her distinguished career as an author and preservationist of Maine traditions; Kay Gardner, for her nationally known accomplishments as a flutist, composer and conductor; and Katherine Musgrave, for her distinguished career in service to the community through nutrition education for women, children, and the elderly.

1996– Maryann Hartman Awards Ceremony
The recipients were Judy Guay for her welfare rights activism; Patricia Riley for her activities on behalf of the elderly; and Clarice Yentsch for her scientific achievements and her work for gender equity in science.

1997– Maryann Hartman Awards Ceremony
The recipients were Madeleine Giguere for her work in preserving and promoting Franco-American culture in Maine; Constance Hunting for her achievements as an educator, poet, and publisher; and Dale McCormick for her political leadership and her training of women for nontraditional careers.

1998– Maryann Hartman Awards Ceremony
The recipients were Eleanor Humes Haney, a feminist theologian and community activist; Lucy Poulin, the president and cofounder of H.O.M.E., Inc., a cooperative community dedicated to economic and social reconstruction for individuals and families in transition from homelessness to independence; Eleanor Sargent, a practicing nurse who has raised more than $2,000,000 in hospital equipment and supplies for hospitals in Guatemala and El Salvador and has arranged for Feed the Children to deliver food to Aroostook County’s temporary shelter for the homeless and the Diocesan Human Relations of Caribou; and Barbara Cooney Porter, the author /illustrator of over 100 children’s books for which she has received two Caldecott Medals and one American Book Award.

1999– Maryann Hartman Awards Ceremony
The recipients were Donna Loring, an advocate for Maine Indian communities, who serves as the Penobscot Nation’s representative to the Maine State Legislature and as the Coordinator of Tribal, State, and International Relations; Glenna Smith, an author, playwright, poet, and journalist who also works for the elderly of Maine; and Esperanza Stancioff, a water quality biologist and the director of the Clean Water Program of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

2000– Maryann Hartman Awards Ceremony
The recipients were Theodora Kalikow, president of the University of Maine at Farmington, who has worked enthusiastically for the advancement of women both within the University of Maine System and throughout the state; Ruth Lockhart, a founder and current executive director of the Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center, the only private, nonprofit feminist women’s health care center in the state; and Jude Spacks, an artist who has composed portraits of famous women out of fabric and says, “I believe they communicate at many levels about the courage, power, and beauty of women.”

2001 – Maryann Hartman Awards Ceremony
The recipients were Phyllis Austin, senior reporter for the Maine Times and pioneer of environmental journalism; Laura Fortman, executive director of the Maine Women’s Lobby and the Women’s Development Institute; Tabitha King, author, philanthropist, and fundraiser. Also included is Lindsay Richardson, the first recipient of our Young Women’s Social Justice Award, who is a senior at Edward Little High, who identifies herself as a socially conscious, liberal, and outspoken activist for equal rights and reproductive rights and is involved in many groups.

2002–Maryann Hartman Awards Ceremony
The recipients were Elizabeth (Libby) Mitchell for her political leadership in the Maine Legislature and beyond; Valerie Osborne for her innovative library work and her advocacy for girls; Jan Symonds for her wide ranging leadership in areas from women’s health to the Maine lobstering community, and Alicia McConkey, recipient of the Young Women’s Social Justice Award, a 2002 graduate of Oxford Hills High School.

2003–Maryann Hartman Awards Ceremony
The Recipients were Dahlov Ipcar for her artistic creativity, both visual and literary; Joyce Longcore for her path-braking work in the natural sciences; Lillian O’Brien for her wide-ranging leadership both in her own community and in the state legislature, and Mallory Cyr, recipient of the Young Women’s Social Justice Award.

2004–Maryann Hartman Awards Ceremony
The recipients were Denise Altvater for her integration of traditional cultural practices into her work with and on behalf of Wabanaki youth; Vivianne Holmes for her support and celebration of women farmers, combined with humor and environmental ethics; Leigh Saufley for bringing a focus on families to her position as Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court; and Safia Nur, recipient of the Young Women’s Social Justice Award.

2005–Maryann Hartman Awards Ceremony
The recipients were Judith Isaacson for her critically acclaimed writing and public speaking lectures on her Holocaust experience and that of others; Jean Lavigne for her HIV/AIDS activism and leadership in making benefits available to same-sex partners in the UM system; Dorothy Schwartz for making the Maine Humanities Council a major cultural institution in the state and a model for the nation; Brooke Hayne, recipient of the Young Women’s Social Justice Award, for initiating Gay/Straight activities in her high school, despite opposition.

2006–Maryann Hartman Awards Ceremony
The recipients were Mary Cathcart for her political advocacy for women in the Maine legislature and beyond; Lee Sharkey for her poetry and her ability to connect her community with the issues women face in the Middle East and Central America; Sarah Hudson for creating and improving emergency medical care systems on shore and on the high seas; Amelia Butman and Hazel Stark – recipients of the Young Women’s Social Justice Award. DVD and VHS format.

2007–Maryann Hartman Awards Ceremony
The recipients were Alicia Anstead for her nationally recognized career in journalism; Sally Jacobs for her dedication to the preservation and enjoyment of Maine’s great outdoors; Harriet H. Price as an activist and writer promoting peace, social justice and diversity; Hannah Hudson, recipient of the Young Women’s Social Justice Award.

2008–Maryann Hartman Awards Ceremony
The recipients were Catherine Beller-McKenna for her work using both music and language to promote social change; Ilze Petersons for her commitment to peace and social justice in eastern Maine and beyond; Kirsten Walter as a leader in community gardens, sustainable agriculture, and food security; Codi Booher, recipient of the Young Women’s Social Justice Award.

2009–Maryann Hartman Awards Ceremony
The recipients were Layne Gregory founder of the feminist organization Boys to Men; Fatuma Hussein organizer and advocate for Somali women and children in Maine; Judy Kellogg Markowsky leader and activist in local environmental issues and organizations; Katelyn Jacques and Amy Yeung, recipients of the Young Women’s Social Justice Award.

2010–Maryann Hartman Awards Ceremony
The recipients were Candace Austin for her commitment to adult literacy in Penobscot and Washington Counties, as well as in Morelia, Mexico; Shenna Bellows for her vision and leadership in the Maine Civil Liberties Union; Francine Garland Stark for her work against domestic violence and for her peace and justice activism; Daniella Runyambo and Heather Sawyer were recipients of the Young Women’s Social Justice Award.

2011–Maryann Hartman Awards Ceremony
The recipients were Constance Carter for promoting awareness of and appreciation for cultural diversity among high school students; Susan Davies feminist theologian and professor who has helped religious communities become more inclusive of the LGBTQ population; Dora Anne Mills pathbreaking leader in improving the health of Maine people in many ways; Sarah Eaton, recipient of the Young Women’s Social Justice Award.



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