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Annual Campus Reception Celebrates ‘Awesome Women’

Tributes await the newest 'Awesome Women Exemplars' Nearly two-dozen of this year's honorees assemble for a group photo in the PDC Nominators' comments are projected during introductions Jennifer McLean is recognized by Student Activities' Sara R. Hillis Among participants are, clockwise from left foreground, honorees Rae Ann Karichner and Kathrine E. Dixon; Whitnie-rae Mays, a 2012 nominator and one of last year's inductees; new honoree Cindy Davis Meixel; Student Government Association President Gregory J. Miller, another of this year's nominators; honoree Kate M. Wetzel; and Candy V. Rook, inducted onto the 'AWE' list in 2011Thirty-seven Penn College employees and students were added to the roster of Awesome Women Exemplars during the seventh annual recognition reception in the Thompson Professional Development Center’s Mountain Laurel Room. They join nearly 200 other campus luminaries on the list, which is expanded each year in conjunction with Women’s History Month. Kimberly R. Cassel, director of student activities, and Sara R. Hillis, associate director, presided over the evening reception, which included a brief video, a group activity and shared comments from heartfelt nominations.

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