UC San Diego TWIN Award Recipients

About the Award

Since the inception of the Tribute to Women & Industry (TWIN) in 1980 by the YWCA, the program has paid tribute to over 2,348 women. With the purpose of augmenting the efforts of companies in recognizing the outstanding achievements of their female employees, the award highlights the work of exceptional women that have been nominated and honored by their firm’s executives, co-workers, families and friends and also recognizes the role of employers in providing advancement opportunities for women in the workplace.

Every year, the University of California San Diego, Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women accepts nominations and sponsors a candidate for this award. The candidates for the award should meet the following criteria:

  • Occupy a management, executive or professional position with responsibility for a major component of organization, OR a position traditionally held by men within organization;
  • Outstanding achievement within organization, exceeding normal scope of position;
  • Nominee and company must agree to provide information requested on nomination form; all honorees will be photographed for inclusion in the TWIN Souvenir Booklet; and
  • Candidate can only be nominated once by the same organization.

The campus nominee alternates between a staff and faculty member. In 2017, UC San Diego will submit a staff member as the campus nominee.  Please submit nominations to:

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, MC 0056, diversity@ucsd.edu no later than March 30, 2017.

UC San Diego TWIN Nomination Form

UC San Diego TWIN Award

Past Recipients

2016 Elizabeth Reed, Department of Medicine, Division of Global Health

2015 Erica Lennard, Chemistry & Biochemistry
2014 Anita Raj, Division of Global Public Health
2013 Andrina Marshall, Skaggs School of Pharmacy
2011 Gabriele Wienhausen, Biology
2010 Diana Bergen, Facilities Management
2009 Kim E. Barrett, Graduate Studies
2008 Linda Doughty, Cal-SOAP
2007 Jeanne Ferrante, Jacobs School of Engineering
2006 Ann Briggs Addo, Resource Management and Planning
2005 Ann L. Craig, Eleanor Roosevelt College
2004 Win Cox, University Communications
2003 Sangeeta Bhatia, Bioengineering
2002 Jonnie Craig-Winston, Human Resources
2001 Katjia Lindenberg, Chem & Biochemistry
2000 Linda Williams, Chancellor’s Office
1999 Debbie Wingard, School of Medicine
1998 Debbie McGraw, School of Medicine
1997 Susan Kirkpatrick, Chancellor’s Office
1996 Josie Foulks, Daycare, Business Affairs
1995 Deborah Spector, Biology
1994 Patricia Kitcher, Philosophy
1993 Ruth Covell, School of Medicine
1992 Marjorie Caserio, Academic Affairs
1991 Kim Pierce, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
1990 Barbara Bry, University Extension
1989 Delia Talamantez, Business Affairs
1988 Pat Collum, Administration
1987 Mae Brown, Student Affairs
1986 Marjorie Javet, Academic Affairs
1985 Faustina Solis, School of Medicine
1984 Laura Long, Business Affairs
1983 Marianne Felice, School of Medicine
1982 Mary Walshok, Academic Affairs
1981 Quelda Wilson, Business Affairs