Associated Women Students - 1949-1972

Sadie B. Campbell

 

Associated Women Students

Preceded by Women's League

 We have compiled known occupants of the primary council positions (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary) and chairs of committees from A.W.S. Handbooks and meeting minutes from the University Archives, as well as articles from student newspapers, in order to credit the students involved as much as is presently possible.

It should be noted that the records on A.W.S. executive council membership is limited to what has been provided to the archives. Additionally, committees within the A.W.S. were fluid, either nonexistent or disbanded between years. 

Patrons are welcome to visit the archives and access records in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection (Record Series 17/02/06) for additional information.

1949-1950 

  • President: Diana Pringle (A.W.S. Meeting Minutes from May 16, 1949, p. 1)
  • Secretary: Jean Ray (A.W.S...May 16, 1949, p. 1)
  • Recreation Chair: Fran Bilek (A.W.S...May 16, 1949, p. 1)
  • Customs and Traditions Chair: Pat Martens (A.W.S...May 16, 1949, p. 1)
  • Organizations Chair: Lois Galvin (A.W.S...May 16, 1949, p. 1)
  • Orientation Chair: Ruth Renaud (A.W.S...May 16, 1949, p. 1)
  • Publicity Chair: Julia Hauter (A.W.S...May 16, 1949, p. 1)
  • Vocations Chair: Yvonne Smith (A.W.S… October 3, 1949, p. 1)

1950-1951

  • President: Joann Capesieus (“AWS Minutes," p. 12)
  • Vice President: Bev Mellum (“AWS Minutes Sept. 19, 1950," p. 1)
  • Secretary: Joan Welle (“AWS Minutes," p. 12)
  • Treasurer: Amy Torkelson (“AWS Minutes Sept. 19, 1950," p. 1)
  • Customs and Traditions Chair: Hackie Plowman/Joan Beeks (“AWS Minutes Sept.19, 1950," p. 1)
  • Organizations Chair: Suzanne Mabee (“AWS Minutes Sept. 19, 1950," p. 1)
  • Publicity Chair: Bonnie O’Neill (“AWS Minutes Sept. 19, 1950," p. 1)
  • Recreation Chair: Helen Hammond (“AWS Minutes Sept. 19, 1950," p. 1)
  • Social Standards Chair: Flo Ann Williamson (“AWS Minutes Sept. 19, 1950," p. 1)
  • Social Regulations Chair: Nancy Rolf (“AWS Minutes Sept. 19, 1950," p. 1)
  • Study Chair: Marilyn Flinders (“AWS Minutes Sept. 19, 1950," p. 1)

1951-1952

  • President: Barbara Schuck (“AWS to meet Monday," p. 3)
  • Vice-President: Donna Merfeld (“Merfeld defends," p. 2)
  • Orientation Chair: Ruth Grow (“Ruth Grow wins," p. 3)
  • Recreation Chair: Helen Hammond Stroud/Jo Lent (“Jo Lent replaces Stroud," p. 6)

1952-1953

  • President: Carol Fronning (“AWS president travels," p. 5)

1953-1954

  • President: Pat Guyer (“Roskens wins SLB race," p. 9)
  • Vice-President: Shirley Dutton (“Roskens wins SLB race," p. 9)
  • Secretary: Amy Summers (“Roskens wins SLB race," p. 9)
  • Treasurer: Pat Granau (“Roskens wins SLB race," p. 9)

1954-1955

  • President: Jenice Schnur (“Lieb wins close," p. 1)
  • Vice-President: Ruth Fellows (“Lieb wins close," p. 1)
  • Secretary: Betty Vance (“Lieb wins close," p. 1)
  • Treasurer: Pate Hake (“Lieb wins close," p. 1)

1955-1956

  • President: Ruth Fellows (“Associated Women Students Minutes November 7, 1955," p. 1-2)
  • Vice-President: Phyllis French (“Associated… November 21, 1955," p. 1)
  • Secretary: Mary Heisler Squires (“Associated… November 21, 1955," p. 1)
  • Treasurer: Carol Davis (“Associated… November 7, 1955," p. 1-2)
  • Organizations Chair: Loretta Middleton (“AWS For 1955-56 Officers," p. 1)
  • Orientation Chair: Mayrose Lane (“AWS For 1955-56 Officers," p. 1)
  • Publicity and Vocations: Connie Brink (“AWS For 1955-56 Officers," p. 1)
  • Recreation: Sally Graskewicz (“AWS For 1955-56 Officers," p. 1)
  • Social Standards: Beverly Hurt (“AWS For 1955-56 Officers," p. 1)
  • Traditions Chair: Mary Ruth Culbert (“AWS For 1955-56 Officers," p. 1)

1956-1957

  • President: Sally Graskewicz (“AWS Community," p. 1)
  • Vice-President: Carol Dougherty (“AWS Community," p. 1)
  • Secretary: Helen Gurtiza (“AWS Community," p. 1)
  • Treasurer: Roxy Shope (“AWS Community," p. 1)
  • Constitution Chair: Mary Ruth Culbert (“AWS Legislative," p. 1)
  • Orientation Chair: Shirley Post (“AWS Community Council, Minutes," p. 1)
  • Social Life Chair: Bobby Kenny (“AWS Community Council, Minutes," p. 1)

1957-1958

  • President: Judy Nordly (“This Way, Please," p. 6)
  • Vice-President: Jacki VanderWaal (“This Way, Please," p. 6)
  • Secretary: Doris Hofer (“This Way, Please," p. 6)
  • Treasurer: Mary Shold (“This Way, Please," p. 6)

1958-1959

  • President: Joyce McLennan (“AWS 1958," p. 5)
  • Vice-President: Carole Musgrove (“AWS 1958," p. 5)
  • Secretary: Barbara Post (“AWS 1958," p. 5)
  • Treasurer: Lorraine Rohwedder (“AWS 1958," p. 5)
  • Program Chair: Marvel Carnes (“AWS 1958," p. 5)
  • Student Counseling Chair: Joan Meyers (“AWS 1958," p. 5)

1959-1960 

  • President: Marilyn Seiler (“AWS 59," p. 4)
  • Secretary: Rose Ann Sadler (“AWS Executive Cabinet," p. 1)
  • Publicity Chair: Gloria Lombardi (“AWS Executive Board," p. 1)
  • Social Program Chair: Ce Fye (“AWS Executive...1960," p. 1)

1960-1961

  • President: Elaine Pitzenberger (“Choose Theme," p. 1)
  • Vice-President: Ann Williams (“Choose Theme," p. 1)
  • Secretary: Charyla Cleveland (“Choose Theme," p. 1)
  • Treasurer: Cozette Lau (“Choose Theme," p. 1)
  • Program Chair: Jo Ann Nelson (“Choose Theme," p. 1)
  • Social Program Chair: Jo Nelson (“A.W.S. Executive Council," p. 1)
  • Student Counseling Chair: Joy Tubaugh (“Choose Theme," p. 1)
  • Women’s Day Chair: Bev Richter (“Associated Women," p. 1)

1961-1962

  • President: Mary Ann Lee (“AWS [1961]," p. 5)
  • Vice-President: Judy Spain (“AWS [1961]," p. 5) 
  • Secretary: Clare Hayashi (“AWS [1961]," p. 5)
  • Treasurer: Holly Poore (“AWS [1961]," p. 5)
  • Leadership Chair: Linda Sue Witte (“Officers of AWS," p. 1)
  • Program Chair: Chris King (“Officers of AWS," p. 1)
  • Publications Chair: Mancy Sackville (“Officers of AWS," p. 1)
  • Publicity Chair: Jeri Schrader (“Officers of AWS," p. 1)

1962-1963

  • President: Carolyn Craven (“AWS [1963]," p. 5)
  • Vice-President: Holly Poore (“AWS [1963]," p. 5)
  • Secretary: Stephanie Stephenson (“AWS [1963]," p. 5)
  • Treasurer: Pat Shannon (“AWS [1963]," p. 5)

1963-1964

  • President: Jane Vernon (“AWS [1963]," p. 5)
  • Vice-President: Judy Dubberke (“AWS [1963]," p. 5)
  • Secretary: Judy Kiepp (“AWS [1963]," p. 5)
  • Treasurer: Mary Kay George (“AWS [1963]," p. 5)

1964-1965

  • President: Alinda Summers (“AWS State College," p. 5)
  • Vice-President: Darla Peterson (“AWS State College," p. 5)
  • Secretary: Linda Archey (“AWS State College," p. 5)
  • Treasurer: Annette Anderson (“AWS State College," p. 5)

1965-1966

  • President: Dianne Akers (“AWS 1965-1966," p. 5)
  • Vice-President: Trixie Morris (“AWS 1965-1966," p. 5)
  • Secretary: Cheryl Otis (“AWS 1965-1966," p. 5)
  • Treasurer: Georgia Collard (“AWS 1965-1966," p. 5)

1966-1967

  • President-Sheryl Glanz (“AWS 1966-67," p. 3)
  • Vice-President-Evonne Olson (“AWS 1966-67," p. 3)
  • Secretary-Pam Inglis (“AWS 1966-67," p. 3)
  • Treasurer-Georgie Steine (“AWS 1966-67," p. 3)

1967-1968

  • President: Suzanna Milder (“AWS [1967]," p. 3)
  • Vice-President: Mary Arndorfer (“AWS [1967]," p. 3)
  • Secretary: Kathy Kock (“AWS [1967]," p. 3)
  • Treasurer: Addy Alderson (“AWS [1967]," p. 3)
  • IAWS Contact: Cathy Martin (“AWS [1967]," p. 3)
  • Leadership Chair: Barb Young (“AWS [1967]," p. 3)
  • Program Chair: Kathy Rechkemmer (“AWS [1967]," p. 3)
  • Publications Chair: Donna Dodson (“AWS [1967]," p. 3)
  • Publicity Chair: Sue Hickerson (“AWS [1967]," p. 3)

1968-1969

  • President: Laura Watson (“UNI AWS 1969," p. 3)
  • Vice-President: Linda Long (“UNI AWS 1969," p. 3)
  • Secretary: Jan Brinkert (“UNI AWS 1969," p. 3)
  • Treasurer: Julie Ekins (“UNI AWS 1969," p. 3)
  • Counseling Chair: Pat Geadelmann (“UNI AWS 1969," p. 3)
  • IAWS Contact: Linda Armstrong (“UNI AWS 1969," p. 3)
  • Leadership Chair: Debbie Denio (“UNI AWS 1969," p. 3)
  • Program Chair: Mary Gehring (“UNI AWS 1969," p. 3)
  • Publications Chair: Harriet Frohling (“UNI AWS 1969," p. 3)
  • Publicity Chair: Sue Nelson (“UNI AWS 1969," p. 3)

1969-1970

  • President: Pat Geadelmann (“UNI ‘60-’70 AWS," p. 4)
  • Vice-President: Shirley Tatro (“UNI ‘60-’70 AWS," p. 4)
  • Secretary: Janet Nordstrom (“UNI ‘60-’70 AWS," p. 4)
  • Treasurer: Ann Tinderholt (“UNI ‘60-’70 AWS," p. 4)
  • Counseling Chair: Mary Sievert (“UNI ‘69-’70 AWS," p. 4)
  • Cultural Programs Chair: Nancy Clayton (“UNI ‘69-’70 AWS," p. 4)
  • Educational Programs Chair: Ann Wharton (“UNI ‘69-’70 AWS," p. 4)
  • Publications Chair: Barbara Aronson (“UNI ‘69-’70 AWS," p. 4)
  • Social Programs Chair: Joan Lindburg (“UNI ‘69-’70 AWS," p. 4)

1970-1971

  • President: Linda Mahany (“1970 -71 UNI," p. 4-5)
  • Vice-President: Jane Montegomery (“1970 -71 UNI," p. 4-5)
  • Secretary: Jane Sievert (“1970 -71 UNI," p. 4-5)
  • Treasurer: Jo Hoffmeier (“1970 -71 UNI," p. 4-5)
  • Counseling Chair: Julie Neilbrenner (“AWS Campus Council," p. 1)
  • Education Programs Chair: Joann Wild (“AWS Campus Council," p. 1)
  • Publications Chair: Jane Kennedy (“AWS Campus Council," p. 1)

1971-1972

  • President: Nancy Wing (“Women Students," p. 1)

 

References

  • “Associated Women Students Executive Council [Committee Reports]," 19 October, 1960, in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 1, Folder 3, p. 1, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “Associated Women Students Minutes November 7, 1955," 1955, in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 1, Folder 1, pp. 1-2, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “Associated Women Students Minutes November 21, 1955," 1955, in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 1, Folder 1, p. 1, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “AWS 1958,” 1958-1959, in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 4, Folder 9, p. 5, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “AWS 59," 1959-1960, in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 4, Folder 9, p. 4, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “AWS [1961]," 1961-1962, in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 4, Folder 9, p. 5, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “AWS [1962]," 1962-1963,  in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 4, Folder 9, p. 5, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “AWS [1963]," 1963-1964, in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 4, Folder 9, p. 5, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “AWS 1965-66," 1956-1966, in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 4, Folder 10, p. 5, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “AWS 1966-67," 1966-1967, in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 4, Folder 10, p. 3, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “AWS Community Council," 24 September, 1956, in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 14, Folder 13, pp. 1-3, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “AWS Community Council, Minutes April 29, 1957," 1957, in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 14, Folder 13, p. 1, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “AWS Executive Board Minutes January 12, 1960," 1960, in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 1, Folder 2, p. 1, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “AWS Executive Cabinet Minutes October 6, 1959," 1959, in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 1, Folder 2, p. 1, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “A.W.S. Executive Council," 2 November, 1960, in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 1, Folder 3, p. 1, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “AWS Executive Minutes November 17, 1959," 1959, in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 1, Folder 2, p. 1, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “AWS For 1955-56 Officers," 1955-1956, in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 1, Folder 13, p. 1, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “AWS Legislative Council Minutes January 28, 1957," 1957, in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 1, Folder 14, p. 1, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • A.W.S. Meeting Minutes from May 16, 1949, in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 1, Folder 11, p. 1, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • A.W.S. Meeting Minutes from October 3, 1949,  in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 1, Folder 11, p. 1, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “AWS Minutes," May 16, 1950, in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 1, Folder 12, p. 12, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “AWS Minutes Sept. 19, 1950," 19 September, 1950, in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 1, Folder 12, p. 1, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “AWS president travels in Europe," College Eye, 23 May, 1952, Vol. 43, No. 31, p. 5, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “AWS State College of Iowa 1964-65," 1964-1965, in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 4, Folder 9, p. 5, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • AWS to meet Monday," College Eye, 11 January, 1952, Vol. 43, No. 13, p. 8, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “Choose Theme for AWS Day," The College Eye, 30 September, 1960, Vol. 52 ,No. 3, p. 1, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “Jo Lent replaces Stroud on AWS," College Eye, 9 February, 1951, Vol. 42, No. 18, p. 6, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “Lieb wins close presidential race; McGrew gets Men's Union vote; AWS elects Schnur," College Eye, 26 March, 1954, Vol. 45, No. 24, p. 1, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “Merfeld defends dorm regulations," College Eye, Vol. 42, No. 40, p. 2, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa. 
  • “Officers of AWS Fall 1961," 1961, in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 4, Folder 13, p. 1, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • Roskens wins SLB race after late gain by Yager; Drake, Guyer take Men's Union, AWS," College Eye, 27 March, 1953, Vol. 44, No. 25, p. 9, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “Ruth Grow wins AWS nomination," College Eye, 23 February, 1951, Vol. 42, No. 20, p. 3, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “This Way, Please," 1957-1958, in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 4, Folder 9, p. 6, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “UNI ‘69-’70 AWS," 1960-1970, in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 4, Folder 11, p. 4, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “UNI AWS 1969," 1968-1969, in the Associated Women Students, 1932-1974 collection, Box 4, Folder 11, p. 3, #17/02/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
  • “Women students recommend disbanding," Northern Iowan, 8 February, 1972, Vol. 68, No. 30, p. 1, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
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Based on research by Student Assistant Shanna Taylor; Web page developed by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, February-March 2007, Updated April, 21, 2021 by student worker Matthew Bancroft-Smithe.