Scholarship Luncheon

Our 2017

Woman of Distinction


Linda P. Jeffrey

The luncheon will be held March 14, 2017 in the Sunflower Ballroom, Manor Conference Center, at Capital Plaza Hotel and Conference Center. This event, held annually since 1983, honors a woman of distinction and raises scholarship funds in her name. Proceeds support college students pursuing degrees at Washburn University of Topeka and the Washburn Institute of Technology. Through the years, the luncheon has funded over $300,000 in scholarships.

Now retired, Linda served 11 years with the Kansas Attorney Generals Office and as City Attorney and Shawnee County Counselor. Linda is very active in the Topeka community as a member of the Church of God in Christ, Chair of the Womens Fund with Topeka Community Foundation, and on the Community Action Board. She is a graduate of Leadership Greater Topeka. Linda has received numerous awards, including the Community Action Humanitarian Award, Quality of Life Award Recipient, and the Washburn Black Law Student Association Pioneer Award.

Our annual Scholarship Luncheons honor a local Woman of Distinction while raising scholarship money for college students at Washburn University of Topeka and Washburn Institute of Technology.

 Our Past Honorees:

• 1983 Kay Kruse
• 1984 Joann Davis-McKinney
• 1985 Georgia Neese-Gray
• 1986 Peggy Greene
• 1987 Nancy Kassebaum Baker
• 1988 Irene Nunemaker
• 1989 Helen Hocker
• 1990 Harriet Lerner
• 1991 Marge Selby
• 1992 Kay Houser
• 1993 Velma Paris
• 1994 Marg Roberts
• 1995 Neta Pollom Jeffus
• 1996 Rita Wolf
• 1997 Jayne Cafer
• 1998 Joan Wagnon
• 1999 Nancy Perry
• 2000 Marilyn Ault
2001 Blanche C. Parks
2002 Anita Wolgast
2003 Connie Hubbell
2004 Alicia Salisbury
2005 Pamela Johnson Betts
2006 Linda D. Elrod
2007 Susan Garlinghouse
2008 Gov. Kathleen Sebelius
2009 Marjorye Savage Heeney
2010 Martha Bartlett Piland
2011 Beth Fager
2012 Carol Wheeler
2013 June Windscheffel
2014 Christel Marquardt
2015 Dr. Brenda Dietrich
2016 Dr. Grace Morrison

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