Dr. Betholyn Gentry, professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, was one of 22 women honored as a 2017 Phenomenal Woman at UAMS.
Gentry was honored at UAMS’ annual Women’s History Month event March 28, titled “Hidden Treasures – Herstory: Celebrating UAMS Phenomenal Women.”
Raye Montague, an internationally registered professional engineer with the U.S. Navy credited with creating the first computer-generated rough draft of a U.S. naval ship, gave the keynote address. Montague is also the mother of David Montague, director of eLearning and professor of criminal justice at UA Little Rock.
The women were nominated by their departments and peers for championing basic human rights by demonstrating UAMS core values of integrity, respect, diversity and health equity, teamwork, creativity, excellence or safety; championing women by promoting sisterhood; making her mark in her field; or utilizing her skill and determination to serve and inspire future generations.
“While this group of 22 women is diverse, they share a commonality in that each of their stories —Herstory — inspires us, encourages us and challenges us to be the very best we can be,” said Stephanie Gardner, UAMS senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost.