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The Daily Record honors Loyola faculty member as one of Maryland's Top 100 Women

Loyola University Maryland

March 26, 2020


Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, has been included on Maryland’s Top 100 Women for 2020 by The Daily Record.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of The Daily Record's Maryland’s Top 100 Women, which was founded in 1996 to recognize outstanding achievements by women demonstrated through professional accomplishments, community leadership, and mentoring. More than 1,500 women have been presented with the honor.

Four graduates from Loyola also made the list. The awardees include, Suzanne Menser, ’06, MBA; Deborah Phelps, ’97, M.Ed.; Ann Quinn, ’93, MBA; and Wendi Wagner Peters, ’89.

Nominees were asked to complete an application outlining their educational and career history, professional and community involvement, corporate and nonprofit board memberships, and mentoring experience. A panel of business professionals and previous Maryland’s Top 100 Women honorees from throughout the state reviewed the final applications and selected this year’s honorees.

“I’m honored to be recognized by The Daily Record as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women. Being included in a group of women—some of whom who have inspired and challenged me to use my platform to engage with marginalized communities in and around Baltimore City—is an unbelievable honor and one I don't take lightly,” Whitehead said. "I spend my time working with the residents of Baltimore City, actively finding ways to share their stories, and I am constantly amazed and inspired by them and by the work that is being done to radically transform our city.”