Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Alabama Girl Scouts Recognize Women of Distinction

The Gadsden Times is reporting that The Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama will recognize nine outstanding women Thursday at their East Alabama Women of Distinction Luncheon at Jacksonville State University’s Leone Cole Coliseum. The luncheon will pay tribute to women in St. Clair, Talladega, Etowah, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Clay and Randolph counties who have made special contributions to their community through civic, academic or professional involvement.

This year’s honorees are Marie Akin, senior vice president, Exchange Bank of Alabama; Betty Carr, civic leader; Tina Gregerson, owner and CEO, Personnel Staffing Inc.; Joyce Hughes, medical staff credentialing coordinator, HealthSouth; Christie King-Ray, president, C King Benefits Auction; Carol Pappas, former editor and publisher, the Daily Home, Talladega; Valerie A. Richardson, vice president of institutional advancement and student services, Gadsden State Community College; and Jean F. Stanko, nurse practitioner, Anniston Family Practice.
Also, Josephine Ayers, founder and editor-in-chief of the Long Leaf Magazine, will receive the 2010 Frances E. Couch Award at the luncheon. Gail Collins, a New York Times columnist, will be the speaker. For more info, go here.

Congrats to all of the honorees! Are there Women of Distinction being honored in your community? Let us know. On a side note, the last time I was in Alabama - I was driving through a massive blizzard - It was surreal...