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9 Women of the Year;
Awards dinner March 15
The Women's History Project of the Akron Area has named 9 women
of the year. Selected for the contributions to the community, these
women will be honored at the WHP Awards Dinner, March 15, at The
University of AKron's Martin Center.
year's women of the year are:
--Amani Abraham, Communication major,
The University of Akron, Woman to Watch
--Ruth Wright Clinefelter, Summit County
Historical Society, Posthumous
--Paula Davis, Keep Akron Beautiful,
--Joan Dorow, Peanut Butter & Jelly
--Linda Fry, Downtown Akron Partnership,
Heroine Faye Dambrot Award
--Su Hunt, Safe Landing Youth Shelter,
--Jody Miller Konstand, JMK Media,
--Kathy Taylor, Summa Foundation, Perseverance
--Patricia Wyatt, North Hill Community
are needed to attend the Awards dinner. Tickets are $50. To make
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For almost 30 years,
the Women's History Project of the AKron Area has highlighted the
continuing contributions women make to the city, the county, the
region and the nation with its Women of the Year Awards. This year's
theme, "Our History Is Our Strength," honors women who
have made a long-lasting impact on our community, making it stronger
through their work as leaders, volunteers, activists, mothers and
servants of the people.
Women in Philanthrophy
to honor Judith Anne Read
at WHP Awards Dinner
University of Akron's Women in Philanthropy has honored
Judith Anne Read, with its Elizabeth Buchtel award. The award
recognizes women who have been leaders in philanthropy to The University
of Akron and who, by their example, have mentored bold and courageous
giving by other women.
Read will be honored at the Women's History Project's Awards dinner
at UA's Martin Center on March 15. To order tickets and/or order
an advertisement for the program, click here.
to learn more about Akron women's history?
University of Akron
Press has published several books that deal with
Akron 's women's history.
These include: Joyce Dyer's Gum-Dipped:
A Daughter Remembers Rubber Town; Kathleen Endres' Akron's 'Better Half': Women's Clubs and the Humanization
of the City; Debra Johanyak's Behind the Veil: An American Women's Memoir of the
1979 Iran Hostage Crisis and Frances McGovern's Fun, Cheap and Easy: My Life in Ohio Politics, 1949-1964.
For more information, contact The
University of Akron Press
' website by clicking here.
to get involved in the Women's History Project?
Women's History Project of the Akron
Area is looking for a few good people to serve on its board. If
you have an interest in history, working on the Women of the Year
awards event or serving on a board, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.