Local women being honored by the YWCA

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) -Seven women who are leaders and change-makers in our community will be honored by the YWCA this week when the annual Tribute Awards event takes place. Carla Blinkhorn and Amber Jones of the YWCA joined eightWest to tell more about this year’s honorees, and a transformation that has taken place where the work of the YWCA is done.

2016 Tribute Award Honorees

ADVOCACY
Dr. Nkechy Ekere Ezeh
Associate Professor, Aquinas College & Founder/CEO, Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative

ARTS
Kimberly Van Driel
Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc.

BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, INDUSTRY, AND LABOR
Kerri Miller
Principal, Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Dr. Wendy VerHage Falb
Executive Director, Literacy Center of West Michigan

PROFESSIONS
Vicki Seidl
Senior Attorney, Juvenile Division, Kent County Prosecutor’s Office

SPORTS, FITNESS, AND WELLNESS
Adejoke Ayoola
Associate Professor of Nursing, Calvin College

STUDENT HONOREE AND YWCA JUDY LLOYD STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
Taylor Jones
Rockford High School

2016 Tribute Award Honorees
www.ywcawcmi.org
Wednesday, November 9, Noon – 1:30pm
DeVos Place – Grand Rapids
Tickets $60
Registration deadline is Tuesday (Nov. 8th) at noon
616-426-3716