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Published: Thursday, 2/9/2006

YWCA honors 7 with awards

Seven women were named yesterday by the YWCA of Greater Toledo as recipients of the 2006 Milestone Awards for community service for their accomplishments in the arts, sciences, business, education, and other fields.

They are:

●Arts: Jackie Adams, retired Toledo Public Schools teacher.

●Business: Jeannie Hylant, vice president of franchise and programming for the Hylant Group.

●Education: Christa Adams, president of Owens Community College.

●Government: Mary Ann Whipple, U.S. bankruptcy judge for Ohio's northern district.

●Sciences: Dr. Donna Woodson, private practitioner as a board certified specialist in family medicine at Fallen Timbers Family Physicians Inc.

●Social Services: Ardenia Jones Terry, associate vice president of student services at the University of Toledo.

●Volunteerism: Susan Palmer, a volunteer at the Toledo Museum of Art and Toledo Children's Hospital.

"Each year, the YWCA has the privilege of honoring amazing women," said Lisa McDuffie, chief executive officer of the YWCA of Greater Toledo. "These seven women are examples of what women can achieve."

This year's recipients will be feted at an awards luncheon March 16 at SeaGate Centre. The event also is used to raise funds for YWCA social service programs, with proceeds benefitting more than 20,000 women and families.

About 67 women in northwest Ohio have received Milestone Awards since the program was established in 1996.

The Young Women's Christian Association is the oldest and largest women's membership organization in the United States, representing more than 2 million women, girls, and their families.

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