WSUV honors Women of Distinction

By Susan Parrish, Columbian Education Reporter



Washington State University Vancouver marked Women’s History Month on Thursday at its fifth annual Women of Distinction event celebrating women who inspire, mentor and empower others.

Women recognized were McKenna Smith, a Camas High School senior, High School Woman of Distinction; Stephanie Holt, a human development major, as the WSU Vancouver Student Woman of Distinction; and Deanna Green, program manager for the “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Southwest Washington, as the Non-Student Woman of Distinction.

Other nominees were Zoe Hall, high school category, and Ashley Ann Day, Leslie Dolence, Christina Jensen, Cyndie Meyer, Catherine “Cassie” Peckels, Jayme Shoun and Janae Teal, WSU Vancouver student category. Nominees in the nonstudent category were Bobbi Bellomy, Constance Brown, Galina Burley, Jody Campbell, Kari Duffy, Nancy Funk, Heather Grotte, Kris Henriksen, Abolade “Bola” Majekobaje, Jacky L. McCarthy, Sherri McMillan, Sue Peabody, Diana Perez, Charlene Shea, Rekah Strong, Susan M.G. Tissot, Alishia Topper and Julie Williams.

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