The Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring, in perpetuity, women whose contributions have influenced the direction of Alaska in any field, including, but not limited to the arts, athletics, business, community service, conservation, education, government, health, the humanities, Native affairs, philanthropy, politics, theology and science, among others. In May, the induction ceremony was held for all of the Class of 2017 women. 11 women were inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.
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- Dixie Belcher– Achievement In: Activism for Social and Political Change LISTEN
- Mary Kathryn (Kay) Brown– Achievement in: Public Policy and Politics LISTEN
- Paula Easley– Achievements in: Advocacy for Responsible Development of Alaska’s Resources LISTEN
- Dr. Elizabeth Elsner– Achievement in: Medicine and Education LISTEN
- Tennys Thornton Owens– Achievement in: Art Frontiers and Business LISTEN
- Elizabeth “Betty” Parent– Achievement In: Educational Leadership, Mentorship, Advocacy for Native Peoples LISTEN
- Cathryn “Cathy” Rasmuson– Achievement In: Philanthropy, Community and Public Service LISTEN
- Teri May Rofkar– Achievement in: Tlingit culture and traditional weaving LISTEN
- Elsa Saladino Malapit Sargento– Achievement in: Education and community leadership LISTEN
- Kathryn Dyakanoff Seller– Achievement in: Aleut Culture and Alaska Native Education LISTEN
- Carol Swartz- Achievements in: Higher Education and Community Development LISTEN
- Jane Ruth Angvik– 2014 Alumnae, Community Activism, Community Organizing, Community Service
- Fran Ulmer– 2009 Alumnae, Education, Politics
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