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Women of Distinction Awards

Social Sciences sees strong representation in YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

The YWCA of Hamilton recently handed out its Women of Distinction Awards, recognizing four women from McMaster’s Faculty of Social Sciences.

May 01, 2015

Ann Herring, a professor of Anthropology at McMaster, took home the award in the education and mentorship category; Zaynab Al Waadh, a student in the School of Social Work, took home the award in the Young Women of Distinction Age 21 and Under category; Romita Sur, also a student in the School of Social Work, was recognized as a Young Woman of Distinction Age 22-30; and Brenda Symons-Moulton, a graduate from the School of Social Work, was given a Lifetime Achievement award.

Now in its 39th year, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards aims to recognize women who have made incredible contributions and achievements in the community. According to the YWCA, these awards highlight a variety of women that have excelled in areas such as community involvement, politics, health and active living, volunteerism and education, to name a few.

Other 2015 winners include Kaime Woody Sherman, Lenore Lukasik-Foss, Laura Michella Fortino, Annette Hamm, Joanna Wilson, Louise Noel-Ambrose and Myriam Builes Lopez.