The Richmond Register

Lifestyles & Community

December 2, 2012

New Opportunity School for Women hosts 25th Graduate Reunion Celebration

BEREA — On Nov. 3 the New Opportunity School for Women hosted its 25th graduate reunion and anniversary celebration at the First Christian Church in Berea. 

More than 200 guests including NOSW graduates, their families and community supporters were in attendance to celebrate graduates' accomplishments as well as to honor the NOSW’s founder, Jane Stephenson.

Highlights of the day included a graduate workshop facilitated by NOSW instructor and local artist Debra Hille, where graduates spent the morning catching up, reminiscing and crafting individual cloth meditation squares that were later strung together to form one wall hanging. 

The awards luncheon recognized seven graduates and one non-graduate for their achievements during this past year, and also included a surprise presentation to long-time self-esteem instructor, Janie Polk, who “retired” after more than 12 years of service to the NOSW. 

The NOSW also was presented with a $40,000 grant from the WHO Foundation to help with session and post-fire rebuilding costs.

Two memorable highlights were the viewing of David Stephenson’s documentary chronicling the NOSW’s 25 years, 27 Years of Service to the Women of Appalachia: the New Opportunity School for Women, and remarks from Jane Stephenson which included the official presentation of her new book, Changing Lives in Appalachia: The New Opportunity School for Women. 

The afternoon’s celebration closed with Dr. Kathy Bullock, professor of music at Berea College, leading graduates in singing “Lean on Me.”

2012 Award recipients were: Women Leading Kentucky Education Scholarship – Olivia Muwanga; Woman of Achievement Award (graduate) – Farrah Chadwell; Evan Frankel Education Scholarship – Debbie Mears; American Association of University Women Education Scholarship April Burton; Janie Polk Education Scholarship – Teena Rankin; Joy Award – Linda Jenkins; and John B. Stephenson Loyalty Award – Lauren Skiles. 

One award was also given to a non-graduate for service to the NOSW:  Woman of Achievement Award (non-graduate) – Jo Ann Grimes, NOSW quilt designer/local Berea artist.

1
Text Only
Lifestyles & Community
  • 04.18 Food .jpg It’s egg party time

    I love this time of the year because eggs really do go down in price during the Easter season. I have some new recipes on how to fix eggs besides the coloring part.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • 04.18 Steaks.jpg Where’s the beef?

    Today, the American consumer has more money to spend on the widest variety of foods than at any other time in our history.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • 4.15 Eggstravaganza 1.jpg Easter bunny's ‛eggbeater’ will fly eggs to Richmond

    Who knew the Easter bunny could fly?

    Skeptics can come to the Easter Eggstravaganza in Richmond’s Irvine-McDowell Park on Saturday to see for themselves. However, the bunny still doesn’t fly in bad weather. But on Monday, temperatures in the 60s with partly cloudy skies were predicted for Saturday.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dick-Ham.jpg We old folks have unique experiences

    A friend sent this to me by e-mail, and I thought my readers would enjoy it.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hope’s Wings volunteers need your help today

    Help a local resident “get out of jail,” and in turn help men, women and children break the cycle of domestic violence in Madison and surrounding counties.

    April 11, 2014

  • 4-11 FosterParentYear.jpg Bereans named Foster Parents of Year, Outstanding Adoptive Parent

    Stephanie and Doug Gillum of Berea will be honored as Foster Parents of the Year tonight during an appreciation reception at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    April 10, 2014 2 Photos

  • 4-11 PuppetryFILE.jpg Puppet parade planned Saturday in Berea

    The city of Berea will be celebrating Puppets in the Park on Saturday as part of the National Day of Puppetry.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Animal group seeks volunteers to assist with spay/neuter clinic

    The Madison County Humane Society/Animal League for Life is reaching out to the community for help with its low-cost spay and neuter clinic.
    The clinic, which operates at the HS/ALL adoption center at 128-C Big Hill Avenue, has spayed or neutered more than 2,000 dogs and cats since it opened in July 2012, according to volunteer Lynn Grove.

    April 3, 2014

  • State funding to help keep domestic violence shelter open

    Money for Madison County domestic violence intervention in the recently passed $20 billion state budget will be used to keep the Hope’s Wings shelter open.
    The budget bill now awaits the governor’s signature.

    April 2, 2014

  • 3-29 PetsofWeek1.jpg Pets of the Week

    This week's cat is Jett, a neutered and front declawed 5-year-old male.

    This week's dog is Ace, a 2-year-old male Chihuahua mix.

    March 29, 2014 2 Photos

AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Should the Richmond City Commission stop rezoning property to allow construction of apartments?

Yes.
No
     View Results