Community Women Leaders Honored at 20th Anniversary Celebration
To help celebrate our 20th anniversary on campus this year, the “Pacesetter” award was revived and awarded to five central Indiana women who have made our community a better place through their leadership. By giving these awards, we seek to enhance the visibility of women's leadership and to dispel myths about women's abilities, productivity or merit.
The five women honored exemplify initiative, courage, perseverance and excellence and the strength of character and the qualities of leadership that make them a “pacesetter” or someone who sets a pace or clears a path and models a way for others to follow.
Honored with the 2017 Pacesetter awards were Tamika Catchings, Olympic Gold-medalist and former Indiana Fever player; Betty Cockrum, CEO, Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky; Miriam Acevedo Davis, President, La Plaza; Mari Evans, Poet and community activist (posthumous, accepted by grandson, Chris Phemster); and Rabbi Sandy Sasso, Beth-El Zedeck congregation and Women4Change. See more about them on under the "Awards" tab on this website.
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