SIFE group seeks nominations for Women in Business honors

Release Date: March 11, 2009    

PLAINVIEW – Wayland Baptist University’s Students in Free Enterprise team is seeking nominations for the Fourth Annual Women in Business Awards, to be presented at an April 23 banquet on the WBU campus.

The first two years of the awards were chosen from nominations from the Wayland faculty and staff, but last year event organizers broadened the scope to allow community members to nominate deserving women.

“We want area women who have made a mark in the business world to be honored for their contributions,” said Amy Hatch, who is chairing the event. “During Wayland’s centennial year, we especially want to note the women who have been cornerstones to the university’s success.”

Deadline to make nominations is March 27. Nominees may be from the Plainview area. Nominations should include the woman’s business affiliation and involvement, along with her contact information. A brief essay should accompany the nomination listing any major accomplishments, awards and impact on the community as a whole. Those nominating should also include their own name and contact information.

Nominees will be forwarded to SIFE’s Business Advisory Board, compiled of community businesspersons, and narrowed to three honorees. Past winners of the Women in Business Awards have included Jan Alford, Sandra Aven, Carolyn Baker, Nell Hardage, Nancy Kernell, Evalene McDonald, Dr. Ruth Rector-Wright, Mary Anna Self and Peggy Wall.

Nominations may be sent to the School of Business by email to – or by mail to Wayland SIFE team, 1900 W. 7th, CMB 252, Plainview, Texas 79072. For more information, contact SIFE sponsor Sam Van Hoose at 291-1029.