Our alumnae make a remarkable difference for our organization, their communities, their professions and more. Join us in applauding the accomplishments and contributions of our 2013 alumnae award winners, our sisters.
Individual Alumna awards
Alumna Appreciation Award
BETTY BEARD WALL
PSI, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, 1955
Betty Beard Wall is an initiate of the Psi chapter at the University of Oklahoma, where she received her bachelor’s degree in education. She went on to obtain her master’s degree in education from Midwestern University and served as a public school teacher.
Betty’s involvement with Alpha Chi Omega as a volunteer and servant leader has been transformative on the local, regional and national levels. Her volunteer positions have included Psi chapter advisor and recruitment advisor; National Panhellenic Conference delegate; and national vice president of collegians and national vice president of membership, where she oversaw the colonization and re-colonization of 18 collegiate chapters. On the local level, Betty has served as president of the Lubbock Alumnae Panhellenic and Gamma Rho house corporation president, and she offers ongoing recruitment assistance to the Gamma Rho chapter at Texas Tech University.
Betty currently resides in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband, Richard. She has one daughter, Cynthia, and two grandchildren, Peyton and Marlowe.
Young Alumna Award
THETA TAU, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, 2004
Lauren Lewandowski is a 2004 initiate of the Theta Tau chapter at Rutgers University. Lauren currently serves as the province collegiate chair for Eastern Pennsylvania and as the lead chapter advisor for the Theta Chi chapter at Lehigh University. She is a member of the young alumnae board, the Olive Ribbon Club and the Pi Pi alumnae chapter. In the past, Lauren has served as a chapter advisor for the Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as president and membership chair of Pi Pi.
As a collegian, Lauren served as Theta Tau’s vice president chapter relations and standards, vice president education and historian. She is an active member of the Rancocas Valley Panhellenic Association and currently serves as its membership chair. She graduated from Rutgers University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in American studies. Lauren works as a public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration’s Philadelphia regional office and lives in Collingswood, New Jersey.
JUSTICE DEBRA H. LEHRMANN
Award of Achievement
ALPHA PHI, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS - AUSTIN, 1976
Justice Debra H. Lehrmann has served on the Supreme Court of Texas since June 21, 2010. She previously served as a family law trial judge for 23 years. She is a past chair the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, a commissioner on the Uniform Law Commission and a member of the American Law Institute. In 2003, she was recognized by the Texas Bar Foundation for having written the best bar journal article of the year: The Child’s Voice—an Analysis of the Methodology Used To Involve Children in Custody Litigation
. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Judge Lehrmann graduated from University of Texas - Austin in 1979 and the University of Texas School of Law in 1982. She is currently working on her LLM in judicial studies from Duke University School of Law.
Justice Lehrmann has been an active leader within the legal profession for many years. In additional to her national work, she is a master member of the Lloyd Lochridge Inn of Court, currently serving as its president; is an emeritus member of the Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court; is a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation; is a charter member of the Tarrant County Bar Foundation; is a past president of the Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association: is a past president of the Texas Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC); and served on the Advisory Board of Tarrant County Dispute Resolution Services. She currently serves as the Supreme Court of Texas’s liaison to the Texas Attorney–Mediators Coalition. As part of her dedication to the practice of law and training of lawyers, she speaks frequently at continuing legal education events on a broad variety of topics throughout the state and country and is the author of Texas Annotated Family Code
(Lexis Nexis-Matthew Bender).
In 1990, Justice Lehrmann was recognized as the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Tarrant County. In 2005, she received the Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Scott Moore Award as recognition for her service to children who are the subjects of abuse and neglect proceedings. In December 2009, she received the prestigious Judge Eva Barnes Award for dedication and outstanding service to the legal profession. And in 2011, she received the Tarrant County Parenting Center’s Hand-in-Hand Award for outstanding contribution in improving the lives of children and families.
Justice Lehrmann has been married to Greg Lehrmann, J.D. for 31 years. They have two adult sons, Gregory Alan, a UCLA graduate, and Jonathan William, a University of Texas graduate and University of Texas School of Law student.
AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT
DR. DEBORAH GREENWOOD
ALPHA IOTA, UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, 1981
Dr. Deborah Greenwood is a diabetes program coordinator and clinical nurse specialist for Sutter Health Integrated Diabetes Education Network in Sacramento, California. She earned her Ph.D. in nursing science and healthcare leadership from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the University of California - Davis in 2014. Her research interests focus on the use of health information technology to improve the quality of diabetes prevention, care, education and support. She has published and lectured on technology-enabled models of care, the emerging concept of the e-patient and use of patient-generated data and social media. Deborah is the 2015 president of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. She currently resides in Granite Bay, California.
CARYN L. BECK-DUDLEY
AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT
BETA XI, UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, 1978
On March 15, 2006, Caryn Beck-Dudley became the fifth dean and the first woman to lead the Florida State University College of Business. Bringing with her a rich academic career and a proven record of success in the business world, Dean Beck-Dudley’s teaching ability was recognized as early as 1988, when she was named the College of Business Professor of the Year at Utah State University. Her effectiveness with Utah’s business community was acknowledged in 2004, when she was named one of its Visionaries: 30 Women to Watch. Since being at FSU, Dean Beck-Dudley was nominated as a 2012 Leader of the Year with Leadership Tallahassee and was one of the 25 Women You Need to Know in 2010.
Prior to her arrival in Tallahassee, Beck-Dudley was dean of the Utah State University College of Business for four years. Her other university experience includes teaching business law, employment law and business ethics as professor and head of the management and human resource department at USU; serving as an invited professor at the University of Michigan School of Business, where she taught in both the undergraduate business administration and master of business administration programs; and spending a sabbatical teaching in the honors program at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business during the 1999-2000 academic year. In addition to many presentations on a variety of legal and ethical topics, she has published articles in theAmerican Business Law Journal
(and served on its editorial board); the Journal of Business Ethics
; Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal
; the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing;
the Journal of Energy Law and Policy
; and several others. She is presently engaged in research on creating ethical organizations.
Dean Beck-Dudley has held leadership roles with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, serving on the board of directors, the finance & investment committee and the special committee on global accreditation, and she chaired the maintenance of accreditation committee. She is also a member of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, having served as past chair, and is the past chair of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business Task Force on Assessment. She has previously served on the boards of SunTrust Bank-Tallahassee, the Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce and the Urban Land Institute North Florida.
After graduating magna cum laude from Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science, Caryn Beck-Dudley received her juris doctorate from the University of Idaho College Of Law, where she was on the moot court team and the editorial board for the Idaho Law Review
. Her research activities garnered both the Holmes/Cardozo and the Ralph C. Hoeber awards from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.
Dean Beck-Dudley also enjoys fly-fishing, hitting the ski slopes and spending as much time as possible with her adult children.
DR. CAROL LUTZ
Outstanding Dedication AWARD
EPSILON CHI, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA - CHAPEL HILL, 1982
Dr. Carol Lutz is a 1982 initiate of the Epsilon Chi chapter at University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. She also received her Ph.D. from Duke University in microbiology and genetics.
Dr. Lutz has been involved with Alpha Chi Omega for 25 years. Her list of contributions includes serving as president of two alumnae chapters; Alpha Epsilon chapter advisor; member of the strategic planning task force; province alumnae chair and province collegiate chair for the Pennsylvania/New Jersey province; member of the national alumnae initiate panel; member of the alumnae engagement task force; and director of province alumnae chairs. Carol currently serves the Fraternity as director of lifetime engagement volunteers; treasurer of Pi Omega Pi alumnae chapter; member of Xi Omega Xi alumnae chapter; and member of the national nominating committee.
Professionally, Dr. Lutz currently serves as an associate professor and assistant dean of the New Jersey Medical School and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Rutgers University. She resides in Fanwood, New Jersey, with her husband, Pat, and her two children, Kelsey and Nolan.