19 Stars of Indiana: Exceptional Hoosier Women by Michael S. Maurer

By Michael S. Maurer

The 19 notable modern Hoosier ladies profiled through Michael S. Maurer -- one for every big name within the Indiana nation flag -- are leaders and pioneers who've excelled in a number of ambitions, together with legislation, company, philanthropy, executive, medication, tune, artwork, athletics, faith, and schooling. one of the inspiring existence tales are these of the 1st lady named leader pass judgement on of the united states District courtroom in Indiana, the 1st to set up a Holocaust museum within the kingdom, and the 1st lady elected Indiana's lieutenant governor. Maurer additionally introduces foreign golfing and billiards champions, opera singers, a rabbi, the founders of Vera Bradley Designs and For naked ft, and others. lots of those girls led heart-pounding lives. All labored demanding, and with zeal, to accomplish their desires. Indiana ladies of each iteration will get pleasure from and have fun with their stories.

Sarah Evans BarkerMary BolkAngela M. BrownAlecia A. DeCoudreauxChristel DeHaanNancy Shepherd FitzgeraldEva Mozes KorJeanette LeeSylvia McNairPatricia R. MillerNancy NoëlMercy Okanemeh ObeimeJane Blaffer OwenOra Hirsch PescovitzErnestine RaclinSharon RivenbarkSandy Eisenberg SassoBecky SkillmanCarolyn Y. Woo

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Unfortunately, the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke before her appearance could be scheduled. Then in May 1999, at the invitation of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, McNair entertained the United States Supreme Court family and friends in the Supreme Court Building. That same year, McNair received the Governor’s Award presented by Ohio governor Bob Taft. Fellow Ohio native John Glenn, the first astronaut to orbit the earth, also was given a Governor’s Award the same evening. The next year, McNair was chosen by Riccardo Muti, a famous Italian conductor, to perform with the Vienna Philharmonic at Pope John Paul II’s 80th birthday party given by the Austrian Embassy.

She is an accomplished violinist who can make a miniature fiddle sound like bluegrass. . ” During her career, McNair has made more than seventy recordings, including many complete operas, although she hasn’t recorded a classical music track since 1998. During her classical music heyday, she was nominated for nine Grammys and won twice. In 1993, she won Best 42 ★. . SYLVIA MCNAIR . ★ Opera Recording for the Handel opera Semele, and in 1995 she was named Best Classical Vocal Soloist for a recording of songs by Henry Purcell.

McNair had an aggressive breast cancer that already had advanced to Stage III. “I hope I am wrong, but you may not celebrate Christmas,” her physician said, advising her to see an oncologist for chemotherapy and perhaps radiation. “It will be rough. ” McNair was undaunted. “This won’t defeat me,” she told him. “I should make plans. ” ★ ★ ★ Born June 23, 1956, McNair was an only child who benefited from the focused energy of her talented and devoted parents. Her mother, 36 photo: Laura Beatty 19 STARS OF INDIANA Marilou McNair, an elementary and junior high school music teacher, put her on the piano bench when she was 3 years old.

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