Friday, April 1, 2011

Meet Sally Edwards - Woman of Distinction 2011

Since 1990, Sally Edwards has served as Director of Child Development Resources, a community service initiative of the College of Human Environmental Sciences at The University of Alabama, that serves a 12-county area.

Edwards was on the State Planning Team with Pat Riley to create PAL, Parenting Assistance Line, a program that helps parents cope with the challenges of parenthood. She has also helped develop Baby Talk, a service that provides books to new mothers while they are in the hospital with their newborns.

Edwards received both her B.S. and master’s degrees in home economics, human development and family studies from The University of Alabama.

PAL has been the recipient of several awards, and Edwards has written numerous grants to receive funding for programs and media campaigns for PAL. She also received the Jack Davis Professional Achievement Award from the College of Human Environmental Sciences at UA. In the community, she worked on the committee to designate Tuscaloosa as an All-American City and has served on the board of the former Tombigbee Girl Scout Council.

Edwards will be honored at the West Alabama Women of Distinction Luncheon on April 7. For more information, visit