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Women recognized at luncheon

Mar. 08, 2013 @ 11:38 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Three local women were honored on Wednesday as part of Marshall University's Women of Color Program, which brought more than 100 women together in the Memorial Student Center for a special luncheon.

Sylvia Ridgeway, who heads up the Huntington branch of the NAACP as well as the West Virginia State Conference of Branches for the NAACP, was the Community Award recipient. Lisa Martin, director of Judicial Affairs at Marshall University, received the University Award, and Alicia Tores, a graduate student and residence director at Marshall, was honored with the Student Award.

The theme of the event was "Building Leadership: Community to Politics," and its keynote speaker was Marshall graduate Brandi Jacobs-Jones, director of administration and finance for the City of Huntington.

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