Thirteen women were recognized today during the 10th Annual Women of Achievement Awards. DePaul Community Resources honored the women during a luncheon at the Sheraton Roanoke Hotel and Conference Center.
Women who received the awards are: Janet M. Johnson, arts; Liz Belcher, government and politics; Vivian Sanchez-Jones, equality; Sandra Boatman, health and science; Tindal Snider, religion; Megan Brown, law; Joey Coakley Beck, business; Trula L. Byington, education; Bettie Jennings, foster parenting; Joy Carter Parrish, human relations; Betty Etzler, social services; and Helen Elizabeth Davis and Nancy L. Goehring, volunteerism.
To see a full list of this year’s nominees, visit www.depaulcr.org.
Here is the press release from DePaul Community Resources.
ROANOKE, Va. (Oct. 2, 2012) DePaul Community Resources announces that the following individuals are recipients of the 10th Annual Women of Achievement Awards in the following categories:
• Arts: Janet M. Johnson
• Government / Politics: Liz Belcher
• Equality: Vivian Sanchez-Jones
• Health / Science: Sandra Boatman
• Religion: Tindal Snider
• Law: Megan Brown
• Business: Joey Coakley Beck
• Education: Trula L. Byington
• Foster Parenting: Bettie Jennings
• Human Relations: Joy Carter Parrish
• Social Services: Betty Etzler
• Volunteerism:* Helen Elizabeth Davis
• Volunteerism:* Nancy L. Goehring
*Tie for Volunteerism
The Women of Achievement Awards recognize women of the Roanoke Valley, New River Valley and Lynchburg who have made significant contributions to the community through career, leadership and volunteer activities. The awards were presented at a luncheon honoring 47 nominees on Tuesday, October 2 at the Sheraton Roanoke Hotel and Conference Center.
“DePaul is excited about the growth of the awards with the expansion of the nominee area to the New River Valley and Lynchburg and a record number of nominees this year,” said Sue Bentley, Executive Director of DePaul Community Resources. “Presenting the Women of Achievement awards is one way DePaul carries out its vision of creating strength in families and communities while empowering individuals. We hope recognizing women for their achievements inspires others to make a difference in their community.”
To view the full list of nominees and winners, visit www.depaulcr.org.
About DePaul Community Resources
DePaul Community Resources is an independent, non-profit human services organization based in Central and Western Virginia. DePaul accepts referrals from local Departments of Social Services, Community Services Boards, Juvenile Courts, State Training Centers and birth or adoptive parents. In addition to the main office in Roanoke, there are offices in Abingdon, Amelia, Charlottesville, Cedar Bluff, Christiansburg, Danville, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, and Waynesboro. For more information about DePaul’s programs – foster care, adoption, developmental disabilities and clinical services – visit www.depaulcr.org.