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October 19, 2019 at 11:35 am

Alumni News | OHIO Today Features Allushuski, Impact of Women’s Studies Course

Barbara Allushuski, portrait

Barbara Swoyer Allushuski

OHIO Today profiled Barbara Swoyer Allushuski, BGS ’74, and the impact one women’s studies course had on her career in a story headlined “Allushuski Graduate Fellows honor profound impact course had on OHIO alumna’s success.”

Barbara Swoyer Allushuski, BGS ’74, spent her days as an Ohio University student immersed in the study of economics. But it was a single class outside of her major and in a new area of study at OHIO that empowered Allushuski to excel in her male-dominated coursework, to break glass ceilings in corporate America and to play a pivotal role in supporting fellow Bobcats on their pathways to success.

This fall, Ohio University’s Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Program awarded two new Barbara S. Allushuski Graduate Fellowships to students Zoë Bossiere and Jennifer Collins. Part of the Allushuski Fund for Women’s Studies, the Allushuski Graduate Fellowship is awarded annually to help support and facilitate the work and research of graduate students in the WGSS program “as part of a community of scholars and activists focused on gender justice.”

Her junior year at OHIO, Allushuski signed up for a new women’s studies class at the University that was taught by Dr. Patricia Richard.

“It was absolutely eye-opening for me,” Allushuski said of the class. “It was incredibly empowering in that it helped me to find my voice.”

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