YWCA Women of Achievement Awards

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2019 YWCA Women of Achievement Awards

March 26, 2020

Horizons Conference Center - Saginaw, MI

Nomination Process



Event Specifics


  • Award recipients will be honored at a dinner and ceremony in the evening of Wednesday, March 26, 2020 at Horizons Conference Center in Saginaw.
  • YWCA also presents a pre-reception at the Midland Center for the Arts. This is the opportunity for the honorees to meet one another and discuss the specifics of the March 26 event.

Criteria for Nomination


  • Have made Significant Contributions to the well-being of the community, state, or nation.
  • Have a Record of Accomplishment in her chosen field (professional or volunteer).
  • Be a Recognized Leader and demonstrate qualities of character and integrity.
  • Demonstrate the character of a Role Model for other women.
  • Be a Current Resident of the Great Lakes Bay Region - Bay, Saginaw, Midland, or Isabella County.
  • Be present at the Women of Achievement Awards dinner the evening of March 26, 2020.
  • A Lifetime Achievement nominee will have, through a lifetime of volunteer and/or professional activities, made outstanding contributions to her community.


2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Boye-Beaman.

Joni Boye-Beaman

Saginaw Valley State University
Jones.

Dr. Betty Jones

Community Leader
Wilson.

Leola Wilson

State of Michigan, Retired

2019 Women of Achievement Award Recipients

Coney.
SOCIAL JUSTICE

Lisa Coney

Saginaw Intermediate School District
Luptowski.
COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

Dawn Luptowski

MCI Insurance
McQueen.
HEALTHCARE

Dr. Roslyn McQueen

Hurley Medical Center
 
Padgett.
HEALTHCARE

Francine Padgett

MidMichigan Health
Raica-Klotz.
EDUCATION

Helen Raica-Klotz

Saginaw Valley State University
Rouse.
BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Lee Ann Keller Rouse

Omni Tech International Ltd, Inc.
 
Sims.
COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

Linda Sims

Saginaw Valley State University
Stricker.
EDUCATION

Alice Stricker

Frankenmuth School District, Retired
Torain.
SOCIAL JUSTICE

Tiffany D. Torain

The Dow Chemical Company
 
Weaver.
BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Lynn Weaver

McLaren Bay Medical Foundation

2019 Emerging Leader Recipients

Dwyer.

Jamie Dwyer

Delta College
Frost.

Reyna Frost

Central Michigan University
Kirsch.

Emma Kirsch

Saginaw Valley State University
 
Williams.

Emily Williams

Northwood University
 
 

Past Recipients

2018
• Brenda Scramlin
• Sandra Haughton
• Joyce Seals
• Kathie Fuce-Hobohm
• Leslie Perry
• Merry Jo Brandimore
• Donna Rapp
• Dr. Kathleen Schachman
• Jamie Zecman

Students
• Carolyn Grzegorczyk, Delta College
• Rachel Kish, Central Michigan University
• Katie Pung-Gottschalk, Northwood University
• Danielle Slonac, Saginaw Valley State University
2017
• Pamela Monastiere
• Maureen Donker
• Carolyn Wierda
• Dorothy Zehnder
• Drewe Robinson
• Rhonda Butler
• Dr. Smriti Pant
• Rehana Khan-Brown

Students
• Amelia Jaskiewicz, Northwood University
• Rebecca Meredith, Saginaw Valley State University
• Kristina Sandoval, Delta College
• Jennifer Peacock, Central Michigan University
2016
• Rozanne Giunta
• Fran Hamburg
• Kathy Conklin
• Terri Johnson
• Lesley Foxx Sims
• Dr. Deborah Huntley
• Judy Zehnder Keller
• Dr. Diane Postler-Slattery

Students
• Florence Alexander, Saginaw Valley State University
• Ali Bourcier, Delta College
• Charnae Sanders, Central Michigan University
• Jennifer Spink, Northwood University
2015
• Monica Reyes
• Kay Wagner
• Nichol Krupp
• Heidi Bolger
• Stacy Erwin Oakes
• Dot Hornsby
• Sheilda Braddock
• Karen Tighe
• Mary Neely

Students
• Emily Bagwell, Northwood University
• Tenesha Blair, Delta College
• Hillary Degner, Saginaw Valley State University
• Alayna Smith, Central Michigan University
2014
• Linda Cline
• Angelia Williams-Welch
• Dr. Tracy Weber
• Lyndsay Edmonds
• Lisa Rechsteiner
• Suzanne Greenberg
• Roselyn Argyle
• Bonnie McManus
• Dee Dee Wacksman
2013
• Dorothy McKandes
• Dr. Kimberly Prime
• Dr. Mamie Thorns
• Cheryl Burzynski
• Melissa Bernard
• Barbara Engelhardt
• Alicia Flynn
• Jenee Velasquez

Students
• Racquel Fakhouri, Northwood University
• Marissa Geyer, Saginaw Valley State University
• Stephanie Pocsi, Central Michigan University
• Helen Szabo, Delta College
2012
• Nancy Lepard Barker
• Dr. Jean Goodnow
• Culli Damuth
• Tammy Bernier
• Diane Fong
• Lori Gwizdala
• Evelyn McGovern
• Carmen Menchaca
• Ellen Talbott
• Anne Trahan

Students
• Rachel Church, Northwood University
• Jeri Gravlin, Delta College
• Amanda Helton, Saginaw Valley State University
• Stefanie Turner, Central Michigan University
2011
Students
• Jacquelyn Baker, Delta College
• Kristian Patterson, Saginaw Valley State University
• Sara Pawlaczyk, Northwood University
• Liesel Toth, Central Michigan University

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