Topeka AWC recently gave out its annual membership awards.
Rising Star Award
The Rising Star Award is bestowed in the memory of long-time member and former chapter president Carolyn Terhune. The award is given to a member of less than two years who has shown exceptional involvement in the Topeka chapter of the Association for Women in Communications, and you must be a member for less than 2 years.
This year our Rising Star was Bev West, current VP of Membership Retention and Job Bank Chair. She was nominated for taking on numerous responsibilities throughout the year and always offering a helping hand to any and all projects happening. She also attended numerous events and created a positive atmosphere with her can-do attitude.
One nominator wrote: She has stepped up to the plate on several projects even board positions. She is dedicated to making AWC the go-to organization for jobs and to help keep members involved. She has innovate ideas and show true passion for the organization.
Congratulations to Bev!
The Vanguard Award is bestowed in memory of former member Louise Roote. The Louise Roote Vanguard Award recognizes members for their outstanding contribution and involvement in the Topeka chapter of the Association for Women in Communications, and you must be a member for more than 2 years. This award winner also gets her accomplishments submitted to National AWC for its Chapter Star Award.
This year’s Vanguard Award winner was Amanda Schuster, current Topeka AWC president. She was nominated for her leadership, professionalism, and dedication to the Topeka AWC chapter over the past year. She was also nominated for stepping in as needed to get things done and attending all programs and meeting to ensure the success of the chapter.
One nominator wrote: She constantly goes above and beyond in her involvement with AWC. She is dedicated to making AWC a great place for professionals in the communication field. Her ideas about the future of AWC prove she is committed long-term to making this organization great. She is a great leader with ambition and vision. She is very understanding and has a team attitude.
Congratulations to Amanda!