Two UNC Faculty Members, Alumna to be Honored as ‘Women of Distinction’

University of Northern Colorado faculty members Sharon Clinebell and Audrey Snyder are among the 12 recipients of BizWest Media's 2017 Northern Colorado Women of Distinction award, recognizing their achievements in their profession.

Clinebell, a professor of Management, and Snyder, an associate professor of Nursing, will be recognized during a breakfast and awards program from 7:30-9:30 a.m. April 12 in Loveland.

Clinebell (Education) and Snyder (Health Care) were nominated in those categories by their peers. A panel of past honorees were among the members of the selection committee.

Clinebell, who earned a doctorate of Business Administration from Southern Illinois University, has taught management courses at UNC since 1987 and has served as a visiting professor at ISM University of Management and Economics in Vilnius, Lithuania.

In addition to presenting at numerous national conferences and writing for several professional publications, she's past president of the Academy of Business Education and holds a Certificate for Ethical Leadership, NASBA Center for the Public Trust. Full bio

In addition to teaching, Snyder is coordinator of the School of Nursing's Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program. Before coming to UNC in 2014, she taught in the School of Nursing at the University of Virginia, where she earned her Ph.D.

She volunteers as a nurse practitioner at UNC's 9 News Health Fair and a member of the board of the Centennial Area Health Education Center in Greeley. She has been published multiple times in academic journals and in book chapters, and in 2016 was named to the American Academy of Nursing in recognition of her significant contributions to nursing and health care. Full bio

UNC alumna Carolyn Gattis ('83) will receive the program's Exceptional Volunteer award for her work with United Way of Weld County.

For more information about the Women of Distinction awards, visit the BizWest Media website.