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Cristine Wilson Award Recipients

Cristine Wilson Medal for Equality and Justice

This medal recognizes and honors the accomplishments of Cristine Wilson, first chair of the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women. First appointed to the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women in 1969, Wilson was a key force in the passage of the legislation that established the Commission as a statutory agency in 1972. During her service as chair, major legislation was passed that reduced sex discrimination and enhanced women’s rights.

Wilson’s efforts were unceasing and her commitment was exemplary. The Cristine Wilson Medal for Equality and Justice is awarded selectively to an individual who has made significant contributions to the principles of equality and justice in the state of Iowa.

Cristine Wilson Medal Award Recipients

Full Name

Last Name

Year of Award

Governor Robert D. Ray

Ray

1982

Mary Louise Smith

Smith

1984

Dr. Sue Follon

Follon

1985

Dr. Patricia Geadelmann

Geadelmann

1987

Minnette Doderer

Doderer

1989

Kappie Spencer

Spencer

1990

Dr. Charles H. Bruner

Bruner

1992

Louise Rosenfield Noun

Noun

1993

Mary Molen Wiberg

Wiberg

1994

Betty Talkington

Talkington

1995

Maude Esther White

White

1996

Naomi Christensen

Christensen

1997

Edna M. Griffin

Griffin

1998

Governor Terry E. Branstad

Branstad

1999

Suzanne O'Dea Schenken

Schenken

2000

Jane Elliott

Elliott

2001

Reverend Carlos Jayne

Jayne

2002

Rekha Basu

Basu

2003

Marie C. Wilson

Wilson

2004

Susan C. Buckley

Buckley

2005

Jane Jones Turner Burleson

Burleson

2006

Marilyn O. Murphy

Murphy

2007

Dr. Kesho Y. Scott

Scott

2008

Sister Mary McCauley, BVM

McCauley

2009

Brad Clark

Clark

2010

Marti Anderson

Anderson

2011

Elizabeth Barnhill

Barnhill

2012

Sharon Malheiro

Malheiro

2013

The Honorable Celeste F. Bremer

Bremer

2014

Alicia Parrott Claypool

Claypool

2017

Janice T. Edmunds-Wells, BS, MSW

Edmunds-Wells

2018

Mary Beth Tinker

Tinker

2019