Teacher selected as Woman of Achievement

 

November 20, 2013

 

The following news release is shared on behalf of YWCA. Congratulations to Barb Dexter, who works in the district’s Child in Transition program, for being named a YWCA/BP Woman of Achievement.

 

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Media Contact: Eryn Kahler, Executive & Development Associate

ekahler@ywcaak.org

907.644.9600

 

YWCA/BP Woman of Achievement Awardees

 

24th Annual YWCA Alaska / BP Women of Achievement Awardees

 

Anchorage, Alaska – The 2013 Women of Achievement awardees have been selected. The Women of Achievement Awards Ceremony recognizes and honors women who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and excellence in their professional and personal endeavors as well as their contributions to the larger community.

 

“This event celebrates the achievements and community dedication of ten extraordinary women. In its 24th year, it now represents an Academy of 288 women who have shaped and continue to shape Alaska.” said YWCA Alaska CEO, Hilary Morgan.

2013 Awardees:

 

Indra Arriaga 

Senior Consultant, Information Insights

 

Pamela Bergmann

Regional Environment Officer-Alaska, U.S. Department of the Interior

 

Jan Cawvey

Community Volunteer

 

Barb Dexter

Secondary Teacher Specialist, Title 1 Child in Transition Program/Homeless Project

 

Raquel Edelen

Vice President, The Hotel Captain Cook

 

Lucy Hansen

President, Polynesian Association of Alaska

 

Allison Mendel 

Owner, Mendel & Associates, Inc.

 

Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson

Senior Director, Intergovernmental Affairs, ANTHC

 

Patricia Redmond

Director, League of Women Voters of Anchorage

 

Dr. Elaine Schroeder

Psychotherapist, activist

 

Join us in honoring these women at the 2013 Women of Achievement Awards/Purse Auction Thursday, December 5, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Performing Arts Center Discovery Theater. Purchase tickets through CenterTix starting November 1, 2013.

 

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities please contact Eryn Kahler at 644-9600 or ekahler@ywcaak.org.

 

About the YWCA

The YWCA is the voice for every woman.  For over a century, the YWCA has spoken out and taken action on behalf of women and girls. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Over 2 million people participate each year in YWCA programs at more than 1,300 locations across the U.S. Worldwide, the YWCA serves more than 25 million women and girls in 125 countries.

 

 Media note: A photo of Barb with Carl Oxereok, a 2013 summer graduate, is attached.


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