Utica, NY (WIBX) - The YWCA Mohawk Valley is announcing this year's honorees for the YWCA's Salute to Outstanding Women Award. WIBX's Jeanette Lenoir was named the honoree in the Arts and Communications category.

The other 2012 honorees are:

  • Business & Industry: Shulamis Giordani of Utica
  • Education: Ann Marie Murray, Ph.D. of Herkimer
  • Healthcare: Charlene Macri, RN C-FNP, of Herkimer
  • Human & Public Services: Azira Tabucic of Oriskany
  • Professions: Pastor Gloria Scutchins of Utica
  • Racial Justice: Carie Warmack of Utica
  • Unsung Heroine: Susan Woods of Clinton

Every year the non-profit agency recognizes eight women in Herkimer and Oneida Counties for "exceptional achievement in their personal and professional lives." The awards will be handed out during a luncheon on April 5th at Hart's Hill Inn in Whitesboro. For reservations contact Development Assistant Jackie Kussin at jkussin@ywcamv.org, or at, (315) 732-2159 ext. 238. All proceeds from the Salute to Outstanding Women Luncheon benefit the vital programs of the YWCA Mohawk Valley.


The 2012 Salute to Outstanding Women Luncheon is sponsored by Rep. Richard Hanna, and Award Sponsors Carbone Auto Group; Excellus BlueCross BlueShield; Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy; Mohawk Valley Community College; Scalzo, Zogby & Wittig; UBS Financial Services, Inc; WKTV NewsChannel 2; and YWCA Board of Directors.