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Athena Award

The Athena Award Program celebrates the potential of all women as valued members and leaders of the community, and recognizes those who support them. The Athena Award is given out each January, at the Annual Meeting Dinner & Dance.

Sponsored by Heritage Corner of Bowling Green, the ATHENA Award honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of professional accomplishment, women and men who excel in the chosen field, have devoted time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and who also open paths so that others may follow. The Athena Award Program celebrates the potential of all women as valued members and leaders of the community and recognizes those who support them.
CRITERIA: An ATHENA recipient must meet each of three specific criteria. They must:

1. Assist women in reaching their full leadership potential.
2. Demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession.
3. Provide valuable service by devoting time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community.

Click here to view the 2018 Athena Award Nomination form. All nominations are due by December 18th.

Past Winners of the ATHENA Award

2017
Rebecca Ferguson


2016
Judy Ennis

2015
Lori Tretter

2014
Evelyn Bachman

2013
Shirlee Bostdorff

2012
Dr. Ann McVey

2011
Pamela VanScoder Fahle

2010
Melanie Stretchbery

2009
Pamela Kaufman Heringhaus

2008
Doris Herringshaw

2007
Darlene Petkwitz

2006
Jane Quinn

2005
Earlene Kilpatrick

2004
Kathy East

2003
Lydia Newlove

2002
Suzanne Clark

2001
Barb Ford

2000
Debra Manley

1999
Jan Knape

1998
Martha Woelke

1997
Karen Seeliger

1996
Joan Callecod

1995
Becky Bhaer

1994
Elaine Paulette

1993
Mary Beth Hammond

1992
Diane Huffman

1991
Charlene Kerr

1990
Maxine Cross

1989
Lucille Overman

1988
Cathy Wenig

1987
Colleen Smith

1986
Liz Bivins