Doctor of Humanities
Jan Lennon’s dedication to the Medical College of Wisconsin has spanned more than 35 years, beginning before her husband, the late Edward J. Lennon, M.D., became Dean and then President of the Medical College, and continuing steadily to this day. Mrs. Lennon is a founding member of the Medical College’s Women in Science lecture series, for which she established the Edward J. Lennon, M.D. Award for Outstanding Woman Postdoctoral Researcher, which provides funds to a young investigator each year. A member and past Chairman of the Digestive Disease Center Board and a charter member of the Neuroscience Center Board, she is a life member and past President of Friends of the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is Secretary of the MACC Fund Board (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., the College’s largest donor), as well as a Director and past President of Women for MACC. A founding member of the WBCS, Inc. (Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse) Board, she previously served as Chairman and is now Development Co-Chair. In addition to being a Zeit Fellow, an Honorary Alumnus of the Medical College and a Warren P. Knowles Humanitarian Award recipient, Mrs. Lennon also serves on the Froedtert Hospital Foundation Board. Her volunteer spirit extends deep into the community, including service on the boards of SHARP Literacy, Inc. and the Waukesha County Technical College Foundation.