Dr. Betholin Genty, professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, was one of 22 women to be honored for an award this month at UAMS. March is National Women’s History Month, which highlights the contribution of women to history and society. The theme for 2017 is “Hidden Treasures – Herstory: Celebrating UAMS Phenomenal Women.” This year, UAMS joins our country in honoring women who have successfully challenged the role of women in the workforce. This year’s theme seeks to recognize those women who, as silent “she-roes,” work tirelessly to improve the lives of other women and who pave the way for generations of other women to follow.
As part of the celebration, departments and peers were asked to highlight a UAMS Phenomenal Woman, who champions basic human rights by demonstrating a UAMS core value of integrity, respect, diversity and health equity, teamwork, creativity, excellence or safety; or champions women by promoting sisterhood; makes her mark in her field; or despite obstacles, utilizes her skill and determination to serve and inspire future generations.
Dr. Gentry, along with the other award recipients, will be honored during the Women’s History Event scheduled for Tuesday, March 28th, from 11:30 until 1:30 in the College of Public Health, Room G225 on the UAMS campus. Lunch will be served at 11:30, with the program beginning at Noon. Our distinguished guest speaker for the event is Raye J. Montague, RPE, an Arkansas hidden treasure and a retired internationally registered professional engineer. Mrs. Montague is a national speaker who is credited with the rough draft of the first U.S. Naval ship design using a computer, which revolutionized naval design and who was awarded the U.S. Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award for her achievement.