Join the YWCA West Central Michigan at this year's Tribute Awards Celebration in recognizing seven of our community's outstanding women.
The YWCA's annual Tribute Awards have honored more than 200 trailblazing women since 1977. The awards luncheon is one of our community's most popular and widely-supported celebrations. Seven honorees are selected within a number of areas for their extraordinary efforts to strengthen our community.
Because developing leaders among young women is key to the YWCA's vision, the YWCA Tribute Student Honoree will also receive the Judy Lloyd Student Leadership Award Scholarship to help her achieve educational goals after high school. Three additional students will be presented with the YWCA Helen Claytor Achievement Award Scholarship.
2016 YWCA Tribute Award Recipients
Dr. Nkechy Ekere Ezeh
Associate Professor, Aquinas College & Founder/CEO, Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative
Kimberly Van Driel
Special Events Manager, Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc.
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, INDUSTRY, AND LABOR
Principal, Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber
Dr. Wendy VerHage Falb
Executive Director, Literacy Center of West Michigan
Senior Attorney, Juvenile Division, Kent County Prosecutor’s Office
SPORTS, FITNESS, AND WELLNESS
Associate Professor of Nursing, Calvin College
STUDENT HONOREE AND YWCA JUDY LLOYD STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
Rockford High School
And also presenting...
2016 YWCA HELEN CLAYTOR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Xaryia Carson, Innovation Central High School
Charlotte Deimel, East Grand Rapids High School
Anna Meyers, West Catholic High School
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YWCA West Central Michigan
Established in 1900, the YWCA West Central Michigan transforms lives with empowerment programs for girls and our community’s most comprehensive services to address domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and child sexual abuse. At the heart of that work is our mission – Eliminating Racism; Empowering Women and Girls; and Promoting Peace, Justice, Freedom, and Dignity for All.