Associate Professor Patricia Beddows Welcomed to the Women Divers Hall of Fame
October 20, 2020
The Women Divers Hall of Fame to Welcome Six New Members in 2021
Dedicated to recognizing and honoring the contributions of women divers, the Women Divers Hall of Fame™ (WDHOF) is an international non-profit professional honor society whose member contributions span a wide variety of fields including: The Arts, Science, Medicine, Sports, Exploration, Underwater Archaeology, Media, Service, Dive Training and Education, Safety, Business, Marine Environment and Conservation, Free Diving, Commercial Diving, and Military Diving.
The Hall is proud to announce the selection of six new Members who will constitute the Class of 2021:
- Patricia Beddows, Ph.D. – Illinois, USA
Karst and Cave Geoscientist, Instrument Developer, Environmental Monitoring
- Karen Gowlett-Holmes – Tasmania, Australia
Underwater Photographer, Marine Biologist, Educator
- Denise Herzing, Ph.D. – Florida, USA
Dolphin Researcher, Marine Biologist, Author
- Christy Pattengill-Semmens, Ph.D. – California, USA
Marine Biologist, Citizen Science Innovator, Marine Life Identification Educator
- Dení Ramírez Macías, Ph.D. – BCS, Mexico
Conservation Biologist, Whale Shark and Giant Manta Researcher
- Allison Vitsky Sallmon, D.V.M. – California, USA
Nonprofit Founder, Underwater Photographer, Writer
WDHOF, a 501(c)(3) corporation, was founded in 2000. WDHOF’s mission is to recognize the contributions of outstanding women divers and to offer financial assistance and mentorship to individuals interested in pursuing diving careers. As such, WDHOF offers numerous scholarships and training grants each year. For more information about or to contribute to the WDHOF scholarship program, log on to www.wdhof.org/scholarships.
Recognizing the contributions of women pioneers, leaders
and innovators in the many fields of diving; Promoting careers and opportunities for women in the dive community.
BENEATH THE SEA, INC.
HILLARY VIDERS, PH.D.
CAPT. KATHY WEYDIG