Gov. John Carney and the Office of Women’s Advancement and Advocacy announced that the nomination process is open for induction into the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women for 2020.
For more information and nomination forms, go to www.de.gov/women. The deadline for applications is midnight, Tuesday, April 21.
Established in 1931, the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women recognizes the achievements of outstanding Delaware women and their contributions to communities across the state. The induction ceremony is the oldest annual celebration of its kind commemorating Delaware women.
The 2019 honorees included Tania Vitcusky Culley, Drewry N. Fennell, Judge Jan R. Jurden, Maria Matos, the late Blanche Williams Stubbs, and Marie Swajeski.
“Every year I am blown away by the caliber of the honorees for the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women,” said Kay Keenan, Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame Committee chair. “We receive nominations for women from different backgrounds – artists, athletes, community organizers, educators, public servants, and more – who make an impact in communities across the state.”
The 2020 inductees will be recognized at the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women Induction Ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino. In addition to honoring the inductees, this year’s ceremony will mark the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote.