Kalamazoo YWCA http://wmuk.org en Kalamazoo YWCA announces 2013 "Women of Achievement" http://wmuk.org/post/kalamazoo-ywca-announces-2013-women-achievement <p>Four women will receive “Women of Achievement” awards from the Kalamazoo YWCA next month. The winners announced Thursday include Margaret Merrion, &nbsp;the dean of Western Michigan University’s College of Fine Arts. The others are Jeanne Baraka-Love, the director of&nbsp;Ujima Enterprises which works with African-American youth in Kalamazoo; Willie Mae Pierson, the first black female real estate agent in Kalamazoo; and veterinarian Heidi Stucki.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 18:43:40 +0000 Andrew Robins 4244 at http://wmuk.org Kalamazoo YWCA announces 2013 "Women of Achievement" Ronda Stryker YWCA's "Woman of Achievement" http://wmuk.org/post/ronda-stryker-ywcas-woman-achievement <p>Ronda Stryker is the latest winner of the "Lifetime Woman of Achievement Award" by the the <a href="http://www.ywcakalamazoo.org">Kalamazoo YWCA</a>. She'll receive the award at the Y's annual celebration on May 21st at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo.</p><p>The YWCA says the award is given each year "to a woman in the community who has demonstrated a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the well-being of the community, state, or nation, and has record of accomplishment, leadership, and positive role modeling as a volunteer or in their career".</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:18:55 +0000 Andrew Robins 3779 at http://wmuk.org Ronda Stryker YWCA's "Woman of Achievement"