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Inspiring Central Michigan University women to be honored in March

2014 ACE Woman of the Year Luncheon commemorates Women’s History Month

Contact: CMU News

An inspiring trio of Central Michigan University women will be honored Thursday, March 6, at the 2014 Woman of the Year Luncheon.

The luncheon, which commemorates March as Women’s History Month, will honor René Revis Shingles of Mount Pleasant who has been selected as Woman of the Year by the CMU American Council on Education. Shingles, faculty member and director of the athletic training education program, has served CMU since 1992 in a variety of positions. Shingles holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina, a master’s degree from Illinois State University and a doctoral degree from Michigan State University.

“Outstanding leadership to other women on campus and in the community, work on behalf of women in higher education, and a commitment to equity, fairness and social justice are hallmarks of Dr. Shingles’ commitment to women,” said Vincent Mumford, College of Health Professions faculty member. “She has brought acclaim to CMU with her engagement in women’s issues, and she embodies the essence of a strong female leader.”

Also being honored by CMU ACE as Women of Excellence are Rebecca Hayes and Hope May.

Hayes has been a faculty member in the department of sociology, anthropology and social work since 2009. She has a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University, a master’s degree from Michigan State University and a doctoral degree from the University of Florida. She was nominated because of her role as a mentor of female students, an ally to the LGBTQ community and as an activist in the community.

May is a philosophy faculty member, licensed attorney, and has been the director of the CMU Center for Professional and Personal Ethics since 2003. She has a bachelor’s degree from The William Paterson College of New Jersey, as well as master's, doctoral and Juris Doctor degrees from Michigan State University. She was nominated because of her work in human rights and international criminal justice that includes and promotes the work of women.

The Woman of the Year luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. March 6 in the Bovee University Center Rotunda. Tickets are $11 per person with a registration deadline of noon March 4.  Registration is available here.

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