Additional honors and achievements:
National President – KU Alumni Assoc.
National President – American Inns of Court
KU Outstanding Senior Woman – 1968
Chief Judge – U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
How I became interested in my area of study/research/discipline:
Encouragement of KU Faculty.
An honor, achievement or accomplishment is most meaningful to me:
My four children! They have provided the most long-term rewards.
Someone I admire:
Senator Robert Dole – National Leader
Tensie Oldfather – local philanthropist
Someone who has been influential or had a significant impact on my life:
Dean Emily Taylor – Dean of Women at KU. She empowered and encouraged women long before professional opportunities were available to women.
Most favorite memory as a student:
Involvement in Associated Women Students and working with Norm Yetman as my advisor.
An important life lesson I have learned:
Be confident but not arrogant.
Tolerate and embrace differences.
A favorite quote or saying:
When asked why he spent a lifetime inventing a vaccine for polio, Jonas Salk said: “I am trying to be a good ancestor.”
My hopes for the world:
- Equal justice under the law.
- A strong and persuasive commitment to voluntarism and philanthropy
- A flourishing system of public education for all
- Plenty of healthy food, clean air and water, and adequate housing for all