Friday, July 22, 2016

2016 Girl Scout Famous Formers

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast is happy to announce this year’s crop of Girl Scout Famous Formers! While we honor them at a luncheon held in the fall of 2016, they reign as famous formers during the 2017 year. This pattern was started during our 100th anniversary year in 2012 when a calendar of Girl Scout Famous Formers was launched in November of 2011.

Now that you have a little history under your belt, drum roll please… Here are this year's honorees:

Mary Kate Andris, Ed.D.
President and CEO
YWCA of South Hampton Roads

Terri Hathaway, M.A.Ed.
Marine Education Specialist
North Carolina Sea Grant

Kirkland Kelley, Esq.
Kaufman & Canoles

Eileen Livick
Transportation Assistant
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic

Linda Rice, Ph.D.
Vice President of Grantmaking and Community Engagement
Hampton Roads Community Foundation

Mariah Rule
United States Navy

Carolyn Tyler, Ed.D.
Technical Trainer
ICF International

Congratulations to these women, who are leaders in their community and have distinguished themselves as outstanding role models for girls and women through their actions. Our hats off to these women of excellence who perform at high levels of achievement in their professional activities and volunteer efforts! You’ll learn more about them at our luncheon being held on November 16 at the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club.

Our guest speaker for the luncheon is Janine Latus, author of the international bestseller, If I Am Missing or Dead: A Sister's Story of Love, Murder and Liberation. Latus travels around the world speaking about the spectrum of relationship abuse. Her writing has appeared in O,  Parents, Fitness, More, Family Circle and inflights of major airlines. Best of all, she's a Girl Scout alumna who wants to support girls who are taking action through Girl Scouts as advocates against relational abuse and other issues that impact girls and women!

Tickets are $40, and proceeds help the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast provide important service to the girls we serve in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Many thanks to our media partners supporting this event that include Coastal Virginia Magazine, Inside Business, Tidewater Women Magazine and WHRO.

View a list of previous honorees here.