Lakeland Community College announces the 28th annual Woman of Achievement Awards, held Sunday, March 22, 2020, at 2 p.m. in the Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center on the main campus, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094. Nominations are being accepted through Dec. 15, 2019, for women in the community who demonstrate this year’s theme of elevating women’s voices. This theme pays homage to the early suffragettes who worked to secure voting rights for women in America 100 years ago.
Nominees for the 2020 program, titled “Elevating Women’s Voices,” will be motivated by the same ideals of the women’s suffrage movement: giving women a voice and helping women be heard. Gloria Lane, manager of the Lakeland Women’s Center, says, “Candidates for this award may have used the political process to elevate the voices of women, they may be educators who helped women through the process of learning, or even someone in the medical field who helped women take a stand in their own health.” She encourages nominators to consider the following when considering candidates: “Use your imagination, search your memory. Who gave you your voice?”
To submit a nomination, write a letter, about one full-page in length, telling the nominee’s story, describing how she exemplifies the theme of “Elevating Women’s Voices,” and how she has had a positive impact on others or the community as a whole. Include the full name and contact information of your nominee, as well as your own contact information. Nominees do not need to be well known, they simply need to be known to you and should live or work in Lake County.
Nomination letters can be submitted to Gloria Lane by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Gloria Lane, Women’s Center at Lakeland Community College, 7700, Clocktower Drive, Room C-1076, Kirtland, OH 44094. For more information, contact Gloria Lane at email@example.com or 440.525.7436.
ABOUT THE WOMAN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
To celebrate women's history month, the Woman of Achievement awards have been presented in March, every year since 1993. The award recognizes women whose lives personify a spirit of generosity, dedication and caring within the context of a specific theme. Rather than present the recipient with a plaque or certificate, Lakeland commissions a local female artist to create a representative and unique piece of artwork. The artwork is presented to each woman at a public ceremony.