Friday, March 12, 2004

Lunch honors 'leading women'

Good Things Happening

Allen Howard

The keynote speaker at the 10th Annual Leading Women Luncheon on Thursday was also an example of the kind of women being honored.

Nancy L. Zimpher, who became the 25th president of the University of Cincinnati last year, told the women: "Vision is derived at the hands of many,'' as she talked about an ambitious plan for UC to be in charge of its own destiny.

Zimpher told the group how the university has enlisted the help of a wide range of citizens to help it achieve its plans.

"Collective vision can only come from collective action,'' Zimpher said.

The honorees included a list of outstanding women in a wide range of career disciplines. The honorees in each category included:

Alicia Reece, Cincinnati vice mayor, public service/government; Kristin Harper, assistant brand manager for Procter & Gamble, sales/marketing; Tracy Cook, executive director of ProKids, law and law enforcement; Lisa Fitzgibbon, president and CEO Work Resource Center, management; Janice White, assistant director in the office of Career Development at UC. White, a former advertising executive at the Cincinnati Enquirer, said: "This is a great honor for me as I move to another career, in education.''

Also, Lillian Galloway, president and CEO, Cincinnati Model Agency International, entrepreneurship; Jacqueline Neumann, director Deloitte & Touche, LLP, financing and banking; Kathy Ball, registered nurse at Jewish Hospital, health care; Catherine Castillo, director of business operations at the University of Cincinnati, service industries; Charlene Monroe, owner of Electrical Innovations Corp., skilled trades; Leslie Spencer, executive director of Greater Cincinnati Sports Corp., athletics; Lisa J. Mullins, executive director, Enjoy The Arts, art entertainment.

Also, Rochelle Cooper-Morton, community investment program officer for the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, community service; Linda Bates Parker, director of the Career Development Center, University of Cincinnati, consulting, training and education; Suzanne LaChapelle, graphic designer at LaChapelle Design & the Women's Circuit, technology, science and research;. Diane Dewbrey, a senior vice president at Fifth Third, women advocacy; Karol King, manager of Cinergy Foundation, women against all odds; and Karolina Brkic, information center, University of Cincinnati, office support.

Safety award

American Legion Post 615 will receive a safety recognition award today from the Waynesville Police Department for contributing nearly to $800 to the National Child Safety Council.

The money was used to buy safety materials for children in Waynesville. The materials included information on drugs, strangers and bicycle safety.

Simone makes dean's list

Biomedical engineering major Eric Simone was named to the dean's list the first two quarters of his senior year at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

The Anderson High School graduate is the son of Thi and Edward Simone of Anderson Township.

Romes gets Faculty Award

Lindsey Romes has received a Faculty Award to attend Indiana University, Bloomington in the fall of 2004.

The senior at Mount Notre Dame High School is the daughter of Nancy and Gary Romes of Symmes Township.

Two at leadership conference

Two were selected to participate in a National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C.

The conference, themed "The Leaders of Tomorrow Meet the Leaders of Today," is a leadership development program for high school students who have demonstrated leadership potential and scholastic merit.

The students are:

Larry Lampe of La Salle High School, the son of Debbie and Larry Lampe of White Oak; and Justin Zorb, of Colerain High School, the son of Sheri Zorb-Vadnais and Michael Vadnais of Colerain Township.

Hispanic students honored

David Raymer and Andrew Raymer of Sharonville, seniors at Summit Country Day School, have been recognized by the College Board's National Hispanic Recognition Program.

The program honors exceptional academic achievement of Hispanic high school seniors and identifies them for post-secondary institutions.

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