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Jan 13, 2014 3:07 PM by KSBY Staff

37th Women of Distinction Ceremony returns to celebrate Women's History Month

The Women of Distinction Ceremony & Awards is returning after a three-year absence and currently accepting nominations.

Last held in 2010, this ceremony recognizes the contributions that women have made in the community, their professions, and philanthropy as part of Women's History Month. The Cuesta College Foundation is partnering with the San Luis Obispo County's Women's Legacy Fund to host the event.

The Women of Distinction Ceremony began as a one-day conference in the 1970's and has since expanded to include four awards. The awards currently accepting nominations are the "Progress for Women Award," "Community and Public Service Award - Professional," "Community and Public Service Award - Volunteer," and "Grace N. Mitchell Lifetime Achievement Award."

Congress officially recognized the first Women's History Month in 1987. Since 1995, it has been annually proclaimed by Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama to recognize the generations of women who have positively impacted society.

The event will take place on March 20 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Cuesta College. Deadline to submit nominations is January 31.

For more information or instructions on submitting nominations, click here.



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