Every two years since 2002, Medina County Branch of the American Association of University Women has recognized outstanding women who have made significant contributions to our community and been “ Agents for positive Change” in Medina County on behalf of women and/or children.
The recipient of this award will be a person who is or has been a resident of Medina County and who has:
- Consistently and effectively used resources, talents and influence to help women and/or children to achieve their potential, or
- Accomplished positive change for women and/or children locally, statewide or beyond, or
- Been a community volunteer or a professional whose achievements went beyond the requirements of the position.
Candidates could include a long-time volunteer who has initiated programming to impact women/children, a member of a service organization or business, or an individual who has served on a state or national board and worked to accomplish change.
Nominations: To submit the name of a candidate for the award, the nominator should describe in 200 words or less how the person fulfills the above Agent of Change criteria. Names and contact information for at least two references for persons who have relevant knowledge of the nominee are also required.
This year’s Agent of Change, Dianne DePasquale-Hagerty, Executive Director of Medina Creative Housing, was honored at the awards luncheon on November 15, 2012, at Rustic Hills Country Club, Medina.
Previous recipients of the Agent of Change Award include:
Susan Rooy Haar, founder of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, 2010
Karen Glass, founder of the Children’s Center and Suzanne LeSure, mental health counselor, co-recipients 2008
Katie Horn, Jane Lang and Gwen Rivers, co-founders of Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund and co-recipients in 2006
Michelle Powell, founder of “Let’s Make a Difference” program, 2004
Patricia Dempsey, for contributions in children’s theater and women’s health and welfare, 2002.