Margaret Sloss was the first woman to graduate from the College of Veterinary medicine at Iowa State University. She earned her bachelor's degree in zoology from Iowa State in 1923 and her master's degree in veterinary anatomy in 1932. Despite an unwritten policy against admitting women as veterinary students, Dean Stange let her accumulate credits in the veterinary medical curriculum, and in August 1938, Margaret Sloss was awarded a D.V.M. degree. She grew up on the Iowa State University campus where her father was Superintendent of Grounds. Her childhood home is now the location of the Margaret Sloss Women's Center, which was established there in 1981.
The Margaret Sloss Gender Equity Award is given to individuals to acknowledge their commitment to helping women gain equity at Iowa State University.
Lissa Stapleton came to ISU to pursue to her doctoral degree in student affairs and higher education in 2010. She is a recipient of the Margaret Sloss Gender Equity Award because of her ongoing commitment to social justice and gender equity. Her contributions include being a founding member of Iota Iota Iota Women's Studies Honorary Society and the Womyn of Color Network and national involvment with ACPA-College Student Educators International's Standing Committee for Women. Lissa's active involvment and continued dedication to helping women gain gender equity contributed to her receiving the Margaret Sloss Gender Equity Award.
Dr. Diane Debinski has lead the charge for gender equity at Iowa State for nearly 20 years. She most well known as the Co-Principal Investigator on the ISU ADVANCE Institutional Transformation NSF Grant, and for her work on the Provost’s Task Force, writing the Gender Equity Report, and contributing to the curriculum for Women in Science and Engineering. For these reasons and many more, Dr. Diane Debinski has proudly been selected as a recipient of the Margaret Sloss Gender Equity Award.
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