2005 Outstanding Contribution to Women Award
The 2005 award recipient was Pat Tetreault, Ph. D. Dr. Tetreault is the Sexuality Education Coordinator at the University Health Center. She has her Ph. D. in Social Psychology with an emphasis in Cognition and the Psychology of Women. After obtaining her doctorate, she completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Law-Psychology Program at UNL, during which time she received a Master's in Legal Sciences (M.L.S.). After completing her fellowship, Pat worked at the Rape/Spouse Abuse Crisis Center of Lincoln as the Education Coordinator and Client Advocate from December 1989 to October 1992. In the last thirteen years, she has expanded outreach programming and brought thousands of additional dollars into the Program through grants and awards. She assisted with the first "Vagina Monologues" production held at Nebraska Wesleyan University and was instrumental in bringing the second production to the UNL campus. On an annual basis, Dr. Tetreault co-sponsors and participates in activities that include Love Your Body Day, Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness, Diversity Training, Body Bazaar, World AIDS Day and Fiesta on the Green. She supervises the PERSUNL Program which educates the UNL campus about HIV/AIDS, safe sex, sexual health and healthy relationships. Dr. Tetreault participates in the SPECTRUM student organization, the Violence Against Women Committee and the Committee on GLBT Concerns. She serves on the board of PFLAG, is a member of the Community Action Coalition on HIV/AIDS, participates in Lincoln NOW (and has been a member of Capitol Business and Professional Women for which she received a member of the year award in 2003 from the NE Commission on the Status of Women). Dr. Tetreault has also served on the Family Violence Council Community Service Committee and was a member of the Behavioral Health Coalition in addition to serving on various committees at UNL.
"She has a great passion for women's health and equal rights, and always keeps her door open to students who need her advice on anything from sexual health to gender identity."
-Kimberly Sallans, M.A.