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For more than two decades, the University of Missouri–St. Louis Trailblazer Ceremony has honored, celebrated and uplifted the achievements of exceptional women who have paved the way for others both on campus and throughout the entire St. Louis region.

The Inaugural Trailblazers event was in 1995 with Mr. Norman Seay as the Director of Equal Opportunity. In celebration of Women’s History Month, women faculty, staff, students and alumnae who were the first to occupy positions traditionally held by men, and/or have worked to forge new pathways for women, and/or have contributed significantly to the University and/or community are recognized at the Trailblazer event. The mission is to recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women.

Listing of Previous Trailblazer Awardee's

Trailblazer Event Photo Gallery

This year’s Trailblazers ceremony at the University of Missouri–St. Louis focused on the theme “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business.” The honorees (from left) were Ann Ross, Lois Pierce, Audrey Katcher, Julie Hiblovic, Linda Brown Reed and Ellen Vehige. (Photo by August Jennewein)
The 2017 Trailblazer Ceremony focused on the theme “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business.” The honorees (from left) were Ann Ross, Lois Pierce, Audrey Katcher, Julie Hiblovic, Linda Brown Reed and Ellen Vehige. 

 

2016 Trailblazer Ceremony (Far left) Chancellor Tom George, (far right) OEOD Director, Deborah Burris. Trailblazer Awardees: (from left to right)   Aladeen Stoll, Stella Markou, Jacquelyn Lewis-Harris, Eric'el Johnson, and Brendolyn Bailey-Burch.
2016 Trailblazer Ceremony (Far left) Chancellor Tom George, (far right) OEOD Director, Deborah Burris. Trailblazer Awardees: (from left to right) Aladeen Stoll, Stella Markou, Jacquelyn Lewis-Harris, Eric'el Johnson, and Brendolyn Bailey-Burch.