Starting in 1957, the Associated Women Students (AWS) selected female students who were outstanding in ten areas: appearance, poise, scholarship, dependability, extracurricular activities, friendliness, leadership, good character, good manners, and campus citizenship. At the formal affair honoring these women, Women of Distinction, there was a processional in which those selected were presented to the audience, and one honoree was selected as Woman of the Year. In this 1962 photo, Colleen O’Brien, sophomore class treasurer, is presented as a Woman of Distinction. The final winner was home economics major Linda Cosgriff, who won on the basis of scholastic record, school service, and leadership. The processional was held in the Men’s Gymnasium, with refreshments and dancing taking place afterwards in the Student Center.