Meredith Alumnae Receive YWCA Awards
Three Meredith College alumnae were among those inducted into Class of 2008 YWCA of the Greater Triangle’s Academy of Women. The ceremony was held on November 12, 2008.
Barbara Blanchard Allen, ’63, was inducted in the Education category, C.C. Wiggins, ’76, was recognized in the Health and Human Services category, and Dorothy Vaden Ashworth, ’73, was inducted in the Racial Justice category.
Allen’s 32-year teaching career includes being the first art educator in Wake County, and her current role as docent at the NC Museum of Art.
Wiggins, who retired after a 26-year tenure in the U.S. Navy, is the first woman and first African American officer in command and support roles in the Chaplain Corps.
Ashworth, the president and founder of Training by Design, is a renowned corporate advocate in diversity training, minority representation and mentoring.
The Academy of Women was founded in 1983 by the YWCA of Wake County for the purposes of honoring the superlative achievement of local women in various categories and disciplines. While their professional and community efforts are pioneering in nature, these women also embody the Mission of the YWCA: the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women. To that end, the members of the Academy of Women are ideally positioned to create credible, lasting programs and fundraising projects benefiting the YWCA of the Greater Triangle, Inc. Visit www.ywcatriangle.org for more information.
Date Submitted: 2008-11-13