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Keene State College Honors Outstanding Women

KEENE, N.H., 3/17/08 - Keene State College will host its 18th Annual Celebration of New Hampshire Women’s accomplishments and creativity, "Celebrating Women’s Art: Women’s Vision," on Mon., Mar. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Mabel Brown Room, Student Center. A dessert reception will follow the program, which is free and open to the public.

Chock Full ‘O Notes, the KSC student a cappella singers, will perform. Art by Keene State students will also be on display. Sponsored by the President’s Office and the Campus Commission on the Status of Women, this annual event recognizes women who have made extraordinary contributions to our college, regional, and state communities.

The President’s Outstanding Women of New Hampshire Awards are based on exceptional service and leadership, especially in the area of equality for women. 2008 award recipients are:

Jan Cohen, Monadnock Community award: Cohen will be honored for her passion for global justice and equality, her commitment to social responsibility and empowerment of women and girls, her support of the arts and education in the Monadnock region, and her generous and intelligent involvement in civic organizations and affairs.

Juliana Eades (president, N.H. Community Loan Fund) State of New Hampshire award: Eades will be honored for her commitment to social and financial issues facing low- and moderate-income families, including housing, job training, and child care. Under her leadership, the Loan Fund has leveraged more than $289 million to help thousands of New Hampshire families gain economic stability.

Jahleh Ghanbari, Keene State College Student award: Ghanbari will be honored for her high level of social and political consciousness, her passion for justice and feminism, her academic accomplishments as an English major and women’s studies minor, and her exemplary extracurricular involvement and community service.

Dottie Morris (Keene State College and Antioch University New England), faculty award: Morris will be honored for her commitment to deepening our understanding of issues of gender, race, and class, her ability to model active engagement in critical social dialogues, and her skill at motivating students to put theory into practice.

For additional information, call 603-358-2111.

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