Our Founding Sisters
Sistas in Song
Women of Science
Female Firsts
Nobel Women

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The Sister of Divine Providence who worked on our campus more than 50 years, and for whom a campus street is named.
Who is Sr. Isabel Ball, CDP, PhD?

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Often referred to as "The Queen of Soul," this artist's hit songs include, "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman."
Who is Aretha Franklin?

100

The current president of Our Lady of the Lake University who holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry.
Who is Sister Jane Ann Slater, CDP, PhD?

100

The first woman to win the pole position for the Daytona 500.
Who is Danica Patrick?

100

One of the three women who one the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize.
Who is Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, or Tawakkol Karman?

200

A former OLLU Professor of Mathematics, and the current Superior General of the Congregation of Divine Providence.
Who is Sr. Ann Petrus, CDP, PhD?

200

This 1971 song helped skyrocket Austrailian American singer, actress, and activist Helen Reddy to the top of the pop music charts, and turned her into an instant feminist icon.
What is "I am Woman?"

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Stephanie Kwolek made the world a much "stronger" place by inventing this.
What is Kevlar?

200

The first female Supreme Court Judge.
Who is Sandra Day O'Connor?

200

Winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature, this British author may be best known for her novel, "The Golden Notebook" which became a feminist staple almost immediately upon its publication in 1962.
Who is Doris Lessing?

300

This Sister is one of the founders of the Center for Women in Church and Society, a historian who specializes in Asian History, and is one of two remaining CDPs teaching at OLLU.
Who is Sister Margit Nagy, CDP, PhD?

300

The female rap-duo who declared in their 1995 hit "Ain't Nuthin but a She Thing," "We've come a long way, and, baby, that's a fact Let's keep moving forward, girls, never look back Fight for your rights, stand up and be heard You're just as good as any man, believe that, word"
Who is Salt N Pepa?

300

The daughter of Lord Byron who is widely considered to be the founder of scientific computing.
Who is Ada Lovelace?

300

The first woman to found a major religion--Christian Science.
Who is Mary Baker Eddy?

300

The only woman to be awarded two Nobel prizes, one for Physics in 1903 and a second one for Chemistry in 1911.
Who is Marie Curie?

400

The sister for whom our campus dining facility is named, and who spent more than four decades ministering to the nutritional and emotional needs of OLLU students.
Who is Sister "Annie B." (Ann Bernadette Laubert)?

400

The performer whose career spans 7 decades, despite her experience of domestic violence throughout two of those decades. Her accomplishments include being named as one of Rolling Stone Magazine's "100 Greatest Artists of All Times."
Who is Tina Turner?

400

Largely consider the founder of the modern environmental movement, this author and scientist may be best known for her book, "The Silent Spring."
Who is Rachel Carson?

400

The first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction, which she won for her novel, "The Age of Innocence."
Who is Edith Wharton?

400

This leader of the Missionaries of Charity of Calcutta received the Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian work in 1979.
Who is Mother Teresa?

500

The first CDP President of Our Lady of the Lake University, and the Sister for whom our academic library is named.
Who is Sr. Elizabeth Ann Sueltenfuss, CDP, PhD?

500

Despite having only lived to the age of 27, this Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee from Texas is sometimes referred to as "The First Lady of Rock and Roll" in recognition of the work that she did in the late 1960s to "make room for" women in the Rock and Roll music industry.
Who is Janis Joplin?

500

The first American woman to fly in space.
Who is Sally Ride?

500

The first U.S. citizen to be named a Saint by the Catholic Church.
Who is Mother Maria Frances Cabrini?

500

This social worker, feminist, and peace activist received the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize, in part as recognition for her work in founding Hull-House.
Who is Jane Addams?