CSU’s Grandin among Women’s Hall of Fame inductees

Temple Grandin, Ph.D, animal sciences professor at Colorado State University and autism advocate, is one of six contemporary and four historical women who will join the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame in a gala ceremony in Denver March 8.

Other contemporary inductees are: Kristi S. Anseth, Ph.D, a biomedical engineer who holds 17 patents and is a co-founder of Mosaic Biosciences; Loretta C. Ford, Ed.D, R.N., founder of the international nurse practitioner movement at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; Ding-Wen Hsu, entrepreneur and co-founder of the International Multi-Cultural Institute and the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival in Denver; Mary Ann Kerwin, co-founder of LaLeche League International; and Mary J. Mullarkey, Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice, who retired from the bench in 2010 after 23 years, the longest serving justice in state history.

Historical inductees are Janet Petra Bonnema, the first female transportation engineer to work on the Eisenhower Tunnel; Fannie Mae Duncan, businesswoman and entrepreneur who helped Colorado Springs integrate peacefully in the 1940s and 1950s; Erinea Garcia Gallegos, educator and San Luis Valley postmaster; and Laura Gilpin, nationally renowned photographer who specialized in recording the culture of the Navajo people.

“These women exemplify the best qualities of the people who have built and sustained Colorado,” sais Ruby Mayeda, chair of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, in announcing this year’s honorees. “They will join the other 122 outstanding women who have shared vision, foresight and the power of accomplishment to become inductees into the Hall of Fame.”

Founded in Denver in 1985, the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is dedicated to recognizing and preserving the history of the accomplishments of past and present Colorado women.

For more information, visit www.cogreatwomen.org.

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