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Feb. 24, 2016

WRC to recognize inspirational women

The Michigan State University Women’s Resource Center will honor three distinguished women with the Inspirational Woman of the Year Award at 4 p.m. on March 16 at the University Club.

The Inspirational Woman of the Year Award recognizes women who have demonstrated professional achievement, community engagement or have created a culture of empowerment.

The goal of the award is to elevate and advance MSU’s culture of appreciation for the courageous and empowering work of female change agents.

This year’s award honors:

  • Professional achievement, Mona Hanna-Attisha, director, Pediatric Residency Program, Hurley Medical Center and assistant professor, MSU Department of Pediatrics and Human Development
  • Community engagement, officer Melissa Congleton, MSU Police Department
  • Culture of empowerment, Holly Rosen, director, MSU Safe Place

The awardee in the professional achievement category demonstrates a unique drive and passion for her career and contributes positively to MSU’s culture of excellence. The awardee in the community engagement category demonstrates a commitment to engaging and advancing communities and organizations at MSU and in the greater Lansing community through volunteerism, leadership or other involvement. Lastly, the awardee who demonstrates dedication to the advancement and empowerment of women on campus and in the community through mentoring, programs and other leadership opportunities will be recognized in the culture of empowerment category.