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Reception honors former women athletes, faculty members

  • The Celebration of Women in Sport and Physical Activity honorees are pictured, from left, Shari Bartz-Smith, Pat Oldt, Claudette Charney, Cari Draft and Wendy Burns-Ardolino. Missing is Joanna Kitlinski.
  • President Thomas J. Haas gives remarks during the reception.
  • Cari Draft gives the keynote address.

Posted on October 08, 2013

About 60 people honored women alumni and current faculty members for their leadership skills and connections to sports during a reception October 5 at the Alumni House.

The Celebration of Women in Sport and Physical Activity also served as a fundraiser for an endowment fund that will support professional development opportunities and scholarships for students.

Current faculty members Shari Bartz-Smith (Movement Science), Wendy Burns-Ardolino (Liberal Studies) and Pat Oldt (College of Education) were honored as were alumni Cari Draft, Claudette Charney and Joanna Kitlinski.

Read more about the honorees and the Boand/Rowe Endowment Fund at


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