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Nomination Details

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Past Recipients

2012-2013
Jenny Reid Allison & Ellen Stoesser Byrd

2011-2012
Betty Doyen Dilday

2010-2011
Elaine Edwards Nelson and Terri Wimberly Heard

2009-2010
Julie Hermansen Turner

2008-2009
Rosie Graham Cavazos

2007-2008
Ruth Vernon Buchholz

2006-2007
Dr. Judy Wright Lott

2005-2006
Anita Collier Jones

2004-2005
Becky Reber Washington

2003-2004
Johnnie Hughes Hatfield

2002-2003
Gracie Hatfield Hilton

2001-2002
Gloriana Simmons Parchman

2000-2001
Carolyn Parker Fanning

1999-2000
Merrie Meadows Beckham

1998-1999
Betty Ann Whitson

1997-1998
Edith Gorman Bond

1996-1997
Nancy Russell Chapman
Mary Wilson McCall

1995-1996
Bette Martin McCall

1994-1995
Dorothy Swift Newsom
Kathleen Alkire York

1993-1994
Inez Tatum Webb Humphreys

1992-1993
Mildred Lovvorn Wheeless
Ann March Stricklin

1991-1992
Dr. Phyllis Spear Karns
Dr. Grace Elizabeth Wilson

1990-1991
Dr. Wana Ann Fort
Professor Ann Miller
Virginia Sheppard Presley

1989-1990
Irene Lockridge Corey
Dr. Rebekah Naylor

1988-1989
Isabel Laughlin Scionti
Julia Saccar Graham

1987-1988
Lorene Carson Bowers
Dr. L. Ruth Guy
Mary Carolyn Lovvorn
Dr. Peggy Sartain

Baylor Women of Distinction 2013-2014:

Nancy Nollner Withrow

Nancy Nollner Withrow

Nancy Nollner Withrow (BU ’70) has a deep love for all things Baylor and a heart for service. Nancy received a BA from Baylor in 1970 and an MLA from SMU in 1976. After graduating, she taught 5th grade for several years before becoming an active volunteer throughout Midland, Texas serving as President of the Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club and on the executive board of the Junior League of Midland. In Midland, Withrow worked to support Baylor by serving on the University’s Board of Development in addition to organizing a successful fundraiser for Baylor’s Student Life Complex.

After relocating to Dallas, Texas in 1998, she found more ways to support her alma mater, giving back through the Bear Foundation, a scholarship to Truett Seminary, and the Barnabas Circle. Currently, Nancy acts as the Baylor Women’s Council liaison to Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, serving on the Dean’s Board. She was honored as one of “100 Legends of the Line” during the LHSON Centennial Celebration, and has served on the “Going for the Gold” Gala Task Force since its inception.

As a resident of Dallas, Texas, Nancy has found numerous ways to give back to her local community. Withrow is a member of Park Cities Baptist Church where she shares her gifts and talents in multiple ways, as a small group leader in the Thursday Morning Ladies Bible Study, and as a greeter and outreach leader on Sunday Mornings. She also enjoys leading a Bible Study group at Brother Bill’s Helping hand and volunteering with women and children in the Vickery Meadow area. Nancy is a dedicated mother to Matt Withrow (TTU) and Laura Lyn Nichols (BU ‘02), while being a doting grandmother to Emery, 5 years and Cade, 2 ½ years. Her sister Ann Strawn and niece, Kim Mauser are also Baylor grads. Friends and family are her favorite blessings.

The Baylor University Women’s Council of Dallas has benefitted greatly from Withrow’s passion for volunteerism. She has chaired various committees, worked many events, and served as Women’s Council President during 2009-2010. Baylor Women’s Council of Dallas is honored to name Nancy Nollner Withrow as the Woman of Distinction for 2013.