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Previous Honorees

The Women of Distinction honorees exemplify the Girl Scout Promise and Law through ethical leadership and a commitment to making a difference in the lives of their fellow citizens. In highlighting these women and girls, we hope to inspire all girls to dream big and achieve their own goals. 

2018 Honorees
  • Gail Chang Bohr

    Gail Chang Bohr
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  • Sarah Crippen

    Sarah Crippen
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  • Kweilin Ellingrud

    Kweilin Ellingrud
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  • Dee Thibodeau

    Dee Thibodeau
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  • Valentine Chu Kha Vang

    Valentine Chu Kha Vang
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  • Molly Carroll

    Molly Carroll
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2017 Honorees
  • Adrienne Diercks

    Adrienne Diercks
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  • Linda B. Keene

    Linda B. Keene
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  • Jenny Verner

    Jenny Verner
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  • Sudi Adow
  • Rachelle Johnson

    Rachelle Johnson
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2016 Honorees
  • Charlene Altman

    Charlene Altman

  • MayKao Y. Hang

    MayKao Y. Hang

  • Karen L. Himle

    Karen L. Himle

  • Michelle Miller

    Michelle Miller

  • Kate Mortenson

    Kate Mortenson

2015 Honorees
  • Beth Kieffer Leonard

    Beth Kieffer Leonard
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  • Bethany C. Quam

    Bethany C. Quam
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  • Brenda Cassellius

    Brenda Cassellius
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  • Lyndel King
  • Megan Remark

    Megan Remark
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  • Michelle Azar
  • Trista Harris

    Trista Harris
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2014 Honorees
  • Andrea Walsh

    Andrea Walsh 

  • Cynthia L. Lesher

    Cynthia L. Lesher

  • Jean B. Sweeney

    Jean B. Sweeney

  • Jennifer Smith

    Jennifer Smith

  • Karen Park Gallivan

    Karen Park Gallivan

  • Sandra L. Vargas

    Sandra L. Vargas

  • Shelly Ibach

    Shelly Ibach

2013 Honorees
  • Cindy Kent

    Cindy Kent

  • Honorable M. Jacqueline Regis

    Honorable M. Jacqueline Regis

  • Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas

    Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas

  • 2013-WOD-Lee-Roper-Baker

                                                                             Lee Roper-Batker

  • Sandra Otteson

    Sandra Otteson

  • Sarena Lin

    Sarena Lin

  • Sharonne Hayes, M.D.

    Sharonne Hayes, M.D.

  • Susan Grafton

    Susan Grafton

2012 Honorees

Distinguished Alum Centennial Champion

  • Marilyn Carlson Nelson

Community Champion Honorees

Women who have made significant contributions as volunteers in the community:

  • Sarah J. Andersen
  • Ellen Anderson
  • Maureen Hooley Bausch
  • Kathy Brynaert
  • Willetha ‘Toni’ Carter
  • Mary Lee Dayton
  • Kaywin Feldman
  • Sara Hietpas Gavin
  • Roxanne Marie Givens
  • Jodi Harpstead
  • Sharon Hollatz
  • Elizabeth ‘Sandy’ Kiernat
  • Barbara ‘Babs’ Gray Koch
  • Mary Lou Kudela
  • Diane Lilly
  • Ellen Goldberg Luger
  • Betty McCollum
  • Kathleen Meyerle
  • Pearl Mitchell Jackson
  • Linda Brekke Mona
  • Joan Mondale
  • Wenda Weekes Moore
  • Rena Moran
  • Ann Porter
  • Joyce Rosene
  • Val Vargas
  • Nancy Wepplo

Forever Green Honorees

Women who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and service to Girl Scouts:

  • Karen L. Brinkman
  • Dorothea J. Burns
  • Karen Carlson
  • Sandra Clair
  • Sandra ‘Sandy’ Craighead
  • Jean M. Dehning
  • Bonnie Elfering
  • Jane Freeman
  • Doree Gamble
  • Mary Hague Gates
  • Doreen Gloede
  • Barbara A. Johnson
  • Judith Myers Kinsey
  • Nancy Klemek
  • Joan Krikava
  • Florence ‘Moxie’ Moxham
  • Mary-Alice Muraski
  • Lisa Nachbor
  • Susan Navratil
  • Susan Odenthal
  • Barbara Payne
  • Donna Pietsch
  • Kris Pope
  • Sharon Reece
  • Carolyn Sandberg
  • Linda Schroepfer
  • Robin Stegner
  • Beth Voermans

Guide Honorees

Women who have distinguished themselves as mentors to others.

  • Mary Blegen
  • Nancy Randall Dana
  • Marlys Knuth
  • Gloria Lewis
  • Susan MacHolda
  • Kathryn ‘Kathy’ May
  • Deborah L. Montgomery
  • Kimberly Foster Price
  • Kimberly Vappie
  • Phyllis Willerscheidt
  • Nou Yang

Trailblazer Honorees

Women whose pioneering efforts have opened doors for other women.

  • Pamela G. Alexander
  • Ann Bancroft
  • Angie Bastian
  • Sharon Sayles Belton
  • Jacquie Berglund
  • Karen Bohn
  • Jane Davidson
  • Lisa Gangl
  • Joan Anderson Growe
  • Beth Jacob
  • Belinda Jensen
  • Susan Adams Loyd
  • Sarah Lutman
  • Judy Mahle Lutter
  • Sona Mehring
  • Ancy L. Tone Morse
  • Anita M. Pampusch
  • Robin Peterson
  • Diana Pierce
  • Judith Ramaley
  • Jeannine Rivet
  • Robyne Robinson
  • Julie Snow
  • Marilyn DeLano Stewart

Women of Promise Honorees

Women under 35 who have distinguished themselves in their profession or community:

  • Maren Amdal
  • Molly Broman
  • Melisa López Franzen
  • Donnell Hansen
  • Maggie Harris
  • Ashlee Kephart
  • May Lee-Yang
  • Jasmine Brett Stringer
  • Linda Stuart
  • Lindsay Whalen

Honorable MENtions

Men who have distinguished themselves in the Girl Scout community:

  • Don Lee
  • Jeffrey Redmon
  • Chingla Thao

Volunteer Selection Committee Chair

  • Valerie Halverson Pace
2011 Honorees
  • Cathy Hart

    Cathy Hart

  • Janet Yeomans

    Janet Yeomans

  • Jamice Obianyo

    Jamice Obianyo

  • Jody Feragen

    Jody Feragen

  • Judy Kishel

    Judy Kishel

  • Leslie Chapman

    Leslie Chapman

  • Honorable Wilhelmina Wright

    Honorable Wilhelmina Wright

  • Valerie Halverson Pace, Ph.D.

    Valerie Halverson Pace, Ph.D.

2010 Honorees
  • Gail K. Boudreaux

                                                           Gail K. Boudreaux

  • Kim Nelson

                                                 Kim Nelson

  • Mee Moua

    Mee Moua

  • Nancy Lindahl

    Nancy Lindahl

  • Patricia Simmons, M.D.

    Patricia Simmons, M.D.

  • Susan S. Boren

    Susan S. Boren

  • Yvonne Cheung Ho

    Yvonne Cheung Ho

2009 Honorees
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar

    Sen. Amy Klobuchar

  • Deborah Hoppr

    Deborah Hoppr

  • Kristina Curry Rogers, Ph.D.

    Kristina Curry Rogers, Ph.D.

  • Gloria Perez

    Gloria Perez

  • Meria Joel Carstarphen, Ed.D.

    Meria Joel Carstarphen, Ed.D.

  • Marianne D. Short, J.D.

    Marianne D. Short, J.D.

  • Pamela J. Moret, J.D.

    Pamela J. Moret, J.D.

  • Sharon G. Ryan

    Sharon G. Ryan

  • Trudy Rautio

    Trudy Rautio