Who's Who Humanitarian

Lois D. Whealey

Title: Humanities Scholar
Location: Athens, Ohio, United States


  • American Association of University Women, Ohio (branch president, 1969, 1990)
  • Athens City School District Board of Education (president, vice president, 1984-1990)
  • Athens Community Television, Cable Channel 9 (now Athens Community Television, Inc.) (2006-2019)
  • Athens County Regional Planning Commission (treasurer, 1974-1978)
  • Black Diamond Girl Scout Council (now Girl Scouts of Black Diamond) (Vice President, 1980-1986)
  • Democracy Over Corporations, Executive Committee
  • International Women’s Year (Ohio coordinating committee, member, 1977)
  • League of Women Voters of Athens County (president, 1975-1977)
  • National Town Meeting for a Sustainable America (Ohio outreach liaison, 1999)
  • New Day for Equal Rights Amendment, Athens, OH (chair, 1982)
  • Ohio Alliance for the Environment (board of directors, vice president, 1994-1998)
  • Ohio Environmental Council (board of directors, secretary, 1984-1990)
  • Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (now ORSANCO) (advisory committee, 1986-1995)
  • Ohio Women Inc. (board of directors, secretary, 1995-Present)
  • Ohio-Meadville District Unitarian-Universalist Association (board of directors, 1975-1981)
  • Organize! Ohio (board president, board of directors, 2001-2007)
  • Phi Kappa Phi (now The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi)
  • Pi Lambda Theta
  • Tri-County Vocational School Board (now Tri-County Career Center) (vice president, 1984-1989)
  • Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, National Volunteer Network (now National Volunteer Caregiving Network) (Regional Co-Chair, 2003-2005) (board of directors, co-chair, 2001-2005)
  • Women, Today and Yesterday (Host on ACT, 2006-2019)
  • VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) (Rural Action Support, 1996-1998)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2020, 2018)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2020, 2018, 2017)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Radio (2020, 2017)
  • Featured Member, “Who’s Who of Professional Women,” Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2020, 2019)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2020, 2018)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2019, 2018, 1995-2016)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (2007-2016, 2006-2004, 2000, 1995)
  • Recipient, Lifetime Contribution Social Justice Award, United Campus Ministry (Now UCM), Ohio University (2016)
  • Recipient, Nora Price Award, SEOH Planned Parenthood (2009)
  • Recipient, Social Justice Award, United Campus Ministry (Now UCM), Ohio University (2008)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who of American Women,” Marquis Who’s Who (1996-2007)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Education,” Marquis Who’s Who (2004-2005) (1996-1997)
  • Honoree, Outstanding Feminist, Athens Herstory Celebration (2002)
  • Recipient, Individual Lifetime Contributions, Ohio Alliance for the Environment (2002)
  • Recipient, Spirit Award, League of Women Voters of Athens County (2002)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the Midwest,” Marquis Who’s Who (1999-2001, 1996-1997)
  • Peacemaker, Appalachian Peace & Justice Network (1998)
  • Recipient, Community Service Award, Athens County Community Services Council (1998)
  • Recipient, Donna Chen Women’s Equity Award, Ohio University (1994)
  • Recipient, How-To Award, Educational Press Association of America (1990)
  • Recipient, Woman of Achievement Award, Black Diamond Girl Scout Council (Now Girl Scouts of Black Diamond) (1987)
  • Recipient, Thanks Badge, Black Diamond Girl Scout Council (Now Girl Scouts of Black Diamond) (1986)
  • Recipient, Unsung Unitarian Universalist Award, Ohio-Meadville District Unitarian Universalist Association (1984)

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