The Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring, in perpetuity, women whose contributions have influenced the direction of Alaska in any field, including, but not limited to the arts, athletics, business, community service, conservation, education, government, health, the humanities, Native affairs, philanthropy, politics, theology and science, among others.
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Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame to Induct 12
News Release Contact: Bonnie L Jack
A class of 12 women were chosen who come from the Aleutians, Anchorage, Bethel, Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai-Soldotna, Ketchikan, and Sitka. They are an author, small business owners, a corporate officer/attorney, a TV journalist, educators, a chaplain, an artist, an outdoor enthusiast, and public servants all of whom gave back to their communities. Nine are living, one of whom is 94, and three have passed.
Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame Induction
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
First Baptist Church of Anchorage 1100 W. 10th Ave, Anchorage
Free, Open to the Public, Light Refreshments
Doors Open 5 pm, Program 6 pm
The website of the organization is a virtual hall of fame. Biographies and photos of all women inducted since its inception in 2008 can be found on the website, www.alaskawomenshalloffame.org. For more information call 907-279-4836.
The new inductees are:
- Monica Anderson, chaplain and community engaged leader from Providence Hospital;
- Reyne Athanas, Bethel artist and activist for the past 46 years;
- Sarah Eliassen, an educator with a passion for the outdoors and Girl Scouts;
- April Ferugson, the executive vice president and general counsel of Bristol Bay Native Corporation;
- Karleen Grummett, Juneau author of the “Alaska’s Empty Chair” about Japanese internment of a classmate;
- Peggy Mullen, civic leader and business owner in the Kenai-Soldotna community;
- Sandy Poulson, co-owner of the “Sitka Sentinel” and a community activist for decades;
- Fran Rose, educator and entrepreneur in Anchorage and Juneau, University of Alaska Regent and UA enthusiast; and
- Judith Slajer, first woman borough manager in the State of Alaska and a catalyst for the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank.
Plus former giants:
- Norma Goodman, television pioneer in Anchorage and Alaska;
- Nancy Gross, city manager and community educator from the Aleutians to Anchorage for 30 years;
- Jane Mears, one of the founders of the first school in Anchorage and created civic structures throughout the Territory for 30 years.
The Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3). The postal mailing address is: 1063 West 20th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99503.
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