(pictured above: Dr. Peggy Valentine is among this year’s winners.)
Several community leaders will be honored today on the campus of Winston-Salem State University at the YWCA of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County’s 33rd Annual Women of Vision Award Luncheon.
The Education Award will go to Dr. Peggy Valentine, dean and professor of the School of Health Sciences at WSSU; the Non-Profit Award will be presented to Cindy Gordineer, CEO of the United Way of Forsyth County; the Volunteer Award will be presented to Dr. Betty Alexander, an active community advocate.
The Lifetime Volunteer Award will be presented to Grace Sidebotham, a volunteer of more than 40 years; the Public Service Award recipient is Winston-Salem City Council member Molly Leight; the Shirley Shouse Career Award will be presented to Ann Fritchman-Merkel, chief customer officer at Hanesbrands; the Student Leadership Award will be presented to Danielle Winter, a senior at the Early College of Forsyth. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Mother Mildred T. Hash, a minister and devoted humanitarian.
Meredith Dolhare is slated to deliver the keynote speech. She is the founder of RunningWorks, a non-profit organization that encourages the homeless to rediscover the power of teamwork, discipline, confidence and respect for each other one stride at a time.