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Mary Breckinridge Honored at Girl Scouts Women of Distinction Event
HYDEN, KENTUCKY – November 2012: Frontier’s late founder, Mary Breckinridge, was among 100 Kentucky women honored during the Women of Distinction luncheon, presented by the Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 9.
To celebrate 2012 marking the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts as well as the Year of the Girl, the Wilderness Road Council recognized 100 outstanding women who have made a significant contribution to the lives of Kentuckians in Northern, Central, and Eastern Kentucky. The honorees are women whose professional accomplishments have made them positive role models who inspire girls to achieve their own goals and dreams. In addition to Mrs. Breckinridge, the honorees included a number of well-known Kentucky women, including actress and activist Ashley Judd; retired jockey Patricia “PJ” Cooksey; author Barbara Kingsolver; singer Loretta Lynn; and Sallie Bingham, a writer, activist and philanthropist and a former Courier of the Frontier Nursing Service.
Stephanie Boyd, FNU's Director of Recruitment and Retention, and Associate Deans Dr. Julie Marfell and Dr. Suzan Ulrich represented Frontier Nursing University at the luncheon, held at Fasig-Tipton. The event was co-chaired by Martha Layne Collins, former Governor of Kentucky, and Mira Ball, founder and CEO of Ball Homes.
Learn more about Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road at http://www.gskentucky.org/.
Dr. Julie Marfell, Associate Dean of Family Nursing and Dr. Suzan Ulrich, Associate Dean of Midwifery and Women's Health, proudly accept the honor bestowed to Mary Breckinridge at the Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road Council "100 Women of Distinction" Luncheon in Lexington, KY.