Wednesday, June 6, 2012

2012 North Alabama Women of Distinction to be Recognized

Former NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, Guest Speaker

In celebration of their 100th anniversary, the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama (GSNCA) will recognize eight outstanding women during an awards dinner Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration in Huntsville. This event celebrates women from Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, Morgan and Winston counties.

The Women of Distinction program pays tribute to women who have made special contributions to their community through civic, academic or professional involvement.

Mary Lee Witherspoon of Huntsville will receive the 2012 Christine Richard Lifetime Achievement Award. This award honors the memory of a beloved community leader whose contributions had far-reaching impact for the North Alabama area.

This year’s Women of Distinction Honorees are:
  • Barbara Barone of Fort Payne, Community Volunteer
  • Cynthia C. Branham of Huntsville, President, NetFocus Marketing, Inc.
  • Dr. Mildred Caudle of Athens, Council Member, City of Athens
  • Jeannie F. Courington of Albertville, Managing Coordinator, Albertville Boaz Recycling Center
  • Amy Sparks Epps of Huntsville, Operations Engineering Support, NASA
  • Dorothy Moore of Guntersville, Founder, The Whole Backstage Theater
  • Joanne Pearson of Huntsville, Community Volunteer 
Dr. Mae Jemison
GSNCA is honored to feature former NASA astronaut, Dr. Mae Jemison, as the guest speaker for the Women of Distinction fundraiser. Dr. Jemison, the world’s first woman of color to travel in space (1992’s Space Shuttle Endeavor) brings her vast experience as an engineer, physician, professor, former Peace Corps medical officer and entrepreneur to this prestigious event. As a leadership role model for girls, Dr. Jemison will hold a mentoring session in the afternoon for Girl Scout Gold Awardees. Sponsors will have a chance to meet Dr. Jemison at a special VIP reception before dinner. 

Click here for a Sponsorship Form. Sponsors will have priority seating and all of your guests will be invited to the reception prior to the event with Dr. Jemison.

For information and tickets, please contact Leah Beth Downs at 205-980-4750 x1030 or by email.