Posted February 14, 2017 | 1:40 PM

Three Selected for Induction into Women's Hall of Fame

Induction Ceremony and Luncheon Scheduled for Friday, March 24

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2017) - The Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) has selected 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, 333 S. Franklin St. in Tampa.

Carol D. Morsani
Morsani based a lifetime of action on a philosophy of "learning, earning and returning." 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 and first female 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 it with the increasing needs of Hillsborough County.

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