2012 Women in History:

Susie May AmesSusie May Ames
Accomack County
Susie M. Ames's writings made major contributions to understanding the social and cultural life of seventeenth-century Virginia.

Monica BeltranMonica Beltran
Prince William County
Bronze Star Medal recipient
As a result of her heroic actions while under attack in Iraq, Monica Beltran became the first woman in the Virginia National Guard to receive a Bronze Star Medal for Valor.

Christiana Burdett CampbellChristiana Burdett Campbell
(ca. 1723–1792)
Christiana Campbell became one of Williamsburg's most prominent and successful tavern keepers during the Revolutionary era.

Betty Sams ChristianBetty Sams Christian
Business executive and philanthropist
A president of Central Coca-Cola Bottling Company for more than twenty years, Betty Sams Christian enriched her community through philanthropy.

Elizabeth Peet McIntoshElizabeth Peet McIntosh
(March 1, 1915–June 8, 2015)
Intelligence agent
As an intelligence agent with the Office of Strategic Services, Elizabeth Peet worked in the China-Burma-India theater during World War II.

Orleana Hawks PuckettOrleana Hawks Puckett
(d. 1939)
Patrick and Carroll Counties
Living in a rural mountain region with few doctors, Orleana Hawks Puckett became a midwife and successfully delivered more than 1,000 babies in her community.

Judith ShatinJudith Shatin
Judith Shatin champions music that blurs the line between acoustic and digital.

Alice Jackson StuartAlice Jackson Stuart
principal in a 1935 civil rights turning point
By applying to the University of Virginia to pursue graduate studies, Alice Jackson challenged Virginia's laws of segregation.