YWCA Women of Excellence
About the Award
The YWCA of Lubbock proudly counts Women of Excellence as one of its annual projects, recognizing and honoring women in our community who have achieved excellence in their careers or professions and whose contributions to business, industry, organizations, and the community are crucial to the success of the same.
Since 1989, Women of Excellence award recipients have been inspiring others in Lubbock not only with their professional achievements but also with the work they do for others. By promoting women as leaders in Lubbock, the YWCA strives to empower women and their families in order to establish strong role models for future generations of young women.
Including this year’s nine award recipients, the YWCA has honored 272 extraordinary women in the 32 years of the event. The YWCA has now honored five women with the Jane O. Burns Award and seven have received the Mary Nell Strong Community Service Award.
Congratulations to our 2020 Women of ExcellenceJaclyn Paige Allen, Religion
Judge Kara Darnell, Government
Wendy-Adele Humphrey, Education
Michelle McCord, Ed.D, Professional
Shirley McReynolds, Medicine
Sellie Shine, Social Justice
Jaime Wheeler, Human Service
Sophie Goforth, Youth Leadership
Latrelle Joy, Mary Nell Strong Community Service
2020 Women of Excellence nominations are now closed. Check back in April for 2021 nominations.