Posted March 17, 2017 | 2:21 PM

Women's Hall of Fame Induction Scheduled for March 24

Hillsborough County, Fla. (March 17, 2017) - The Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) has announced the selection of three local distinguished women for induction into the 2017 class of the Hillsborough County Women's Hall of Fame.

The following women will be honored at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony luncheon on Friday, March 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tampa Convention Center at 333 S. Franklin St. in Tampa.

Carol D. Morsani
Morsani based a lifetime of action following a philosophy of "learning, earning and returning." As a result she is recognized as one of the Tampa Bay area's most cherished philanthropists and community leaders.

The late Gwendolyn Woods Stephenson, Ph.D.
The longest serving president of Hillsborough Community College (1997-2010), Stephenson was an innovative and inspiring educator who worked to make higher education accessible to all and to connect the increasing needs of Hillsborough County.

Geraldine McKinnon Twine, RN, BSN, MA, MSN, ARNP
A young wife and mother living in the segregated south of the 1960s, and in the face of social and societal obstacles, Twine defied those barriers, acquired professional credentials, attained academic degrees, and continues to provide valuable volunteer services to our community.

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About the Women's Hall of Fame
Hillsborough County's Commission on the Status of Women created its Hall of Fame to honor women who, through their lives and efforts, have made significant contributions to the improvement of the lives of others and blazed frontiers for other women. The Commission facilitates and maintains the permanent Women's Hall of Fame display. 


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