|June 19, 2012
Media Contact: Jenn Meale
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The Florida Commission on the Status of Women is accepting nominations now through Monday, July 16, for the 2012/2013 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. Since its inception in 1982, the Women’s Hall of Fame has recognized and honored Florida women who have made significant contributions to the improvement of life for all Floridians. Nomination forms are available on the Florida Commission on the Status of Women’s website at www.fcsw.net or by calling 850-414-3300.
The Commission on the Status of Women reviews the nominations and recommends 10 nominees to Governor Rick Scott. The Governor then selects up to three women for induction into the Women’s Hall of Fame in March 2013.
Last year’s inductees included: Dr. Ruth H. Alexander, a pioneer in women’s sports, who established the “Lady Gator Athletic” program at the University of Florida in 1972; Elizabeth “Budd” Bell, an advocate who spent 77 years fighting for children and women, the elderly, the mentally ill, and the disadvantaged; and, Vicki Bryant Burke, who has worked with adolescent males and females in a juvenile justice day treatment program in Jacksonville.