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Press Release: Finalists Announced for WRC Awards

Oct 03, 2017 03:00 pm

Finalists for the fourth annual Founders’ and Rising Star Awards have been announced by the Women’s Resource Center.


The Center continues to break new ground in their quest to celebrate and support women. On Nov. 2, they will present the Annual Women’s Leadership Award at Leading the Way, an event honoring outstanding women in Alamance County.


The Founders’ Award will be presented to a female leader who demonstrates the characteristics of the WRC’s founding members by contribution in the areas of philanthropy, community development and mentoring. The Rising Star Award will be presented to the most deserving nominee under the age of 40.


From the nominations submitted, the following women have been selected as finalists for these awards: Cindy Brady, Nita Skillman, Lummy Barnes, Janine Patten-Coble, Ann Meletzke, Marti Asher, Doris Maxwell, Sherry Morris and Reagan Chandler Gural


Tickets are still available for the awards dinner, which be held at First Presbyterian Church in Burlington. The event includes a delectable dinner catered by chefs from ACC’s Culinary Department, the awards ceremony and an inspiring message. Keynote speaker will be Alamance Achieves’ new executive director, Tyronna Hooker. She was named ABSS Teacher of the Year for 2010–2011 and N.C. Teacher of the year for 2011–2012. She has spent the last four years working for Teach for America and as adjunct education professor for N.C. Central University.


Alamance Achieves is a nonprofit, community-wide collaboration founded in 2016 to achieve four main goals:

  • That every child is well, healthy and ready for school;
  • That every child succeeds in school;
  • That every student graduates, prepared for postsecondary learning; and
  • That every learner is on track to achieve his or her career goals.


Individual tickets may be purchased for $55 each. For more information, contact the WRC at or 336-227-6900 or visit the website at