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Honoring Black History Month – Portrait Exhibit Blair-Caldwell DPL Branch

Honoring Black History Month – Portrait Exhibit Blair-Caldwell DPL Branch

In honor of Black History Month, the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) is displaying inductee portraits at the Blair-Caldwell Denver Public Library Branch.

The exhibit opens January 23 and ends February 28, 2017

  • Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African-Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African-Americans in U.S. history.
  • In Colorado, visionary and trail-blazing women of color from the past and present are honored through this exhibit for their connection and contribution to shaping the state.  CWHF’s inductee portraits bring greater recognition and awareness of Colorado’s great women, past and present.
  • Too often, society has overlooked the accomplishments of women. CWHF’s vision is to serve as the leading resource of exciting, dynamic stories of women acting as agents of change for girls and women in society.

Celebrate the extraordinary African-American women of
Colorado throughout the month of February.

The Blair-Caldwell Denver Public Library is located at 2401 Welton St., Denver, CO 80205.  For more information, go to https://history.denverlibrary.org/blair


About the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame:

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame was created to recognize, honor and preserve the contributions of trailblazing Colorado women. Both historical and contemporary women have shared foresight, vision and accomplishment, but lacked a forum for recognition. Since 1985, the Hall has inducted 152 extraordinary women who have been outstanding in their field, elevated the status of women, helped open new frontiers for women or inspired others by their example. Inductees include scientists, teachers, social activists, philanthropists, authors, business leaders, elected officials and more.

To learn more about inductees: Women in the Hall

See more of our upcoming activities:
Upcoming Activities – Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Stay in touch via Facebook:
www.facebook.com/cogreatwomen

The LinkedIn group:Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Follow CWHF on Twitter @ColoradoWHF.

Contact:  303.271.3599 or info@cogreatwomen.org

 

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Scholarship Winners

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Scholarship Winners

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Starts Scholarship Program

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) is awarding up to three scholarships yearly to women who are making a difference in advancing their education. The women have returned to school later in their careers, but have demonstrated leadership and community service.

The scholarship program was created in honor of M.L. Hanson, founder of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. This year we partnered with the Colorado Women’s Education Foundation (CWEF) to award three scholarships.

  • Vanesa Lopez of Westminster was awarded the M.L. Hanson scholarship to be used at CU-Boulder, where she is pursuing a Master’s in Educational Policy and Practice. She received $1000.00 from both organizations. She aspires to be a school administrator, Title 1 Coordinator, educational policy advisor, and/or a grant coordinator. Vanesa has volunteered for the American Red Cross and Aurora Public Schools. She currently works at Aurora Public Schools as Family Liaison and Youth Advocate. She moonlights translating Spanish at hospitals and has performed extensive military service.
  • Tiffany Stockard, who attends Front Range Community College and is pursuing a degree in Communications, received a $1000.00 scholarship. Her goal is to work in human resources or public relations. Tiffany has volunteered in the classroom with all four of her children, and managed her own business for many years as a hair stylist. She currently serves as team manager for her daughter’s competitive soccer team through Broomfield Soccer Club. Tiffany maintained a 4.0 grade point average while carrying a heavy class load and coping with a chronic illness.
  • Paige Admore was awarded a $1000.00 scholarship to Front Range Community College, where she is studying  for an Accounting Certificate and an Associates Degree in Business. After graduating from FRCC, she will pursue a Bachelor’s and then Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance at Regis University. She volunteers as president of the Front Range Boulder Campus Chapter of National Society of Leadership and Success, as well as Phi Theta Kappa. Paige received a Nationally Engaged Leader Award in April 2016.

To read more about the scholarship visit: http://cwef.org/scholarships/

To read more about the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame visit: www.cogreatwomen.org