YWCA Names Women of Achievement

YwcagardnerThe YWCA Lower Cape Fear held its thirty-fifth annual Women of Achievement Awards. Winners were: 

CAROLINE MORIN-GAGE, director of DistruptU for TRU Colors (Advocacy & Social Justice); VICTORIA VELAZCO, founder of VIDA Familiar Latina Magazine (Arts & Culture); RACHEL LEWIS HILBURN, senior producer and host of Coastline at WHQR Public Media (Business); ONYA GARDNER (above), dean of continuing education and workforce development for BCC (Education); MEBANE BOYD, director of the New Hanover County Resiliency Task Force (Health & Wellness); and QUANESHA MULLINS, founder and executive director of Port City Period (Public Service). 

CRYSTAL PELLOM, a mental health counselor at Coastal Horizons Center Inc., received the Rachel Freeman Unsung Hero award. UNCW student PEYTON THOMS earned the Trailblazer award. And, New Hanover High student ZENA BILLS and Ashley High student NOELIA LOPEZ ALVARADO were given Young Leader Awards. 

The YWCA gave its Lifetime Achievement Award this year to SHEILA BOLES (click here to read more.)

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