2023 Jordan Hoyt Memorial Tribute to Women Award winners announced

Elizabeth Giuliano, Okunsogie Jessica Osaze and Katryna Sardis
Elizabeth Giuliano, Okunsogie Jessica Osaze and Katryna Sardis

June 21, 2023

Each year, the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women award a student, faculty and staff who go above and beyond to contribute to an environment of equity, fairness and justice for women on campus; who have demonstrated respect for the diversity of women's experiences; and have helped to promote the advancement of women through education and advocacy.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Elizabeth Giuliano, a professor of ophthalmology in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Okunsogie Jessica Osaze, a graduate student working toward a Master of Health Administration, a Master of Science in Health Informatics, and a Ph.D. in Translational Biosciences.
  • Katryna Sardis, coordinator of the RSVP Center.  

“These women exemplify a drive to push against existing boundaries and make our world just a little bit better for others,” said Ginny Ramseyer Winter, an associate professor in the School of Social Work and co-chair for the committee. “Each and every one has gone above and beyond to ensure that women at the University of Missouri have every opportunity to succeed and thrive.”

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