Kalamazoo YWCA

9:49 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Anne Lipsey Chosen for 2014 YWCA Lifetime Women of Achievement Award

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Lipsey was Executive Director of Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes for 11 years
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
2014 KALAMAZOO, MI -- Anne Lipsey, who recently retired as executive director of Loaves & Fishes food bank, has been named recipient of the YWCA Lifetime Woman of Achievement, the YWCA of Kalamazoo has announced. Lipsey, 61, will be honored at at a dinner on Thursday, May 29, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel.
7:20 am
Wed November 27, 2013

YWCA of Kalamazoo names new CEO

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Officials say Grace Lubwama brings experience in public health, organizational leadership and community development
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Grace Lubwama has been named chief executive officer of the YWCA of Kalamazoo. Lubwama, a Los Angeles, Calif., resident, will begin working in Kalamazoo in February. Lubwama will replace Jenny Shoub, who left the YWCA in September 2012 to take the CEO job at the YWCA of Greater Baton Rouge.
SW Michigan
2:43 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Kalamazoo YWCA announces 2013 "Women of Achievement"

Kalamazoo YWCA building
Credit WMUK

Four women will receive “Women of Achievement” awards from the Kalamazoo YWCA next month. The winners announced Thursday include Margaret Merrion,  the dean of Western Michigan University’s College of Fine Arts. The others are Jeanne Baraka-Love, the director of 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.

The awards will be presented on May 21st. That day, Ronda Stryker will receive the Kalamazoo YWCA’s “Lifetime Woman of Achievement” award.

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SW Michigan
11:18 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Ronda Stryker YWCA's "Woman of Achievement"

Ronda Stryker
Credit Kalamazoo YWCA

Ronda Stryker is the latest winner of the "Lifetime Woman of Achievement Award" by the the Kalamazoo YWCA. She'll receive the award at the Y's annual celebration on May 21st at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo.

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".

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