Five Utah women and one man will be presented with the YWCA Salt Lake City’s 2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards at a luncheon later this month.
The honors recognize those who have achieved excellence in their individual fields of endeavor and who helped empower women along the way. The YWCA’s 24th Annual "LeaderLuncheon" is set for Sept. 21 at the Grand America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City. For tickets, visit www.ywca.com or contact Mike Varanakis at 801-537-8619.
The YWCA’s 24th Annual “LeaderLuncheon”
When » Begins at 11:30 a.m., Sept. 21
Where » The Grand America Hotel, 555 S. Main, Salt Lake City
Tickets » $65, $55 for YWCA members/associates; visit www.ywca.com or contact Mike Varanakis at 801-537-8619
Brenda Joyce Burrell, education • She is a veteran educator with more than 36 years of experience. A published writer and motivational speaker, Burrell is an adjunct professor at Weber State University.
Norma Carr, sports/athletics • She is a Utah sports pioneer who is dedicated to gender equality in athletic endeavors. Carr, the athletic director at Salt Lake Community College, also worked for 24 years as a referee at the high school and collegiate levels.
Natalie Gochnour, business • She serves as the executive vice president for policy and communications at the Salt Lake Chamber, and also is the organization’s chief economist. In the past four years, she has helped secure increased funding for highway projects, TRAX light rail and the FrontRunner commuter rail system.
Elizabeth S. Hunter, human services • The Rev. Elizabeth "Libby" Hunter is a compassionate voice and advocate for Utah’s most vulnerable. She serves at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark with a focus on outreach and pastoral care.
Leigh Neumayer, medicine/health • She is a surgeon and scholar dedicated to women’s health. Neumayer is a professor of surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Much of her research has been in the area of mentoring and gender differences among faculty and students in medicine and surgery.
Boyer Jarvis, Honorary Outstanding Achievement Award • He is the first man to be honored as an Achievement Award recipient in its 24-year history. Jarvis, who the YWCA says has dedicated his life to social justice, higher education and community causes in Utah, also has been a board member of the ACLU of Utah, the Salt Lake branch of the NAACP, the Utah Heritage Foundation, Voices for Utah Children, United Nations Association of Utah and the Salt Lake Chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
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