Woman of the Year awards 2009

By Website Administrator | Oct 14, 2009

Kettering recognized its outstanding women students at the 13th Annual Woman of the Year Awards Banquet.

Thirteen students were honored at the 13th Annual Woman of the Year Recognition Banquet, a program of the Clara Elizabeth Davidson Women’s Resource Center at Kettering University.

Caryn Nicole Homsher, of Freemont,Mich., was chosen as A-Section Woman of the Year, and Jenae Nicole Moore, of Grand Blanc,Mich., was selected as B-Section Woman of the Year. Both women, four finalists and seven honorable mentions were honored at the banquet.

Kettering University, in Flint, is one of the country’s premier cooperative education universities whose student body rotates three-month academic terms with three-month cooperative educations terms. A and B Sections refer to which academic section students belong.

The four finalists for the award were Amanda Gaabo, a Mechanical Engineering major from Rochester, Mich.; Sarah Ann Selby, a Mechanical Engineering major from Flint, Mich.; Samantha Best, a Mechanical Engineering major from Clayton, N.C.; and Joy Jeyaratnam, a Mechanical Engineering major from Steubenville, Ohio.  

Receiving honorable mention were: Kelli Ford, a Electrical Engineering major from St. Petersburg, Fla.; Lissett Garcia, Mechanical Engineering major from El Paso, Texas; Lakithia Williams, a Mechanical Engineering major from Detroit; Kathryn Zayan, a Mechanical Engineering major from Fenton, Mich.; Amanda Andersen, a Biochemistry major from Rochester, Mich.; Stacy Binelli, a Mechanical Engineering major from Grand Blanc, Mich.; Vanessa Croll, a Mechanical Engineering major from Holt, Mich.

The Woman of the Year award at Kettering University recognizes senior female students who have made a difference during their college tenure. Academic achievement is only 20 percent of a rating system that includes service, dedication, mentoring, role modeling and leadership.

Nominees must be individuals recognized by students, faculty and staff as someone who “gets things done,” and is involved in service on campus, at their place of employment and in their home communities.