What some folks may consider bragging, others claim it’s just being downright honest. So, Thursday night a bunch of Dallasites were honestly pleased as a Cowboys’ Super Bowl win (remember those days?) that three Dallas women were announced to be Northwood University‘s 2012 Distinguished Women honorees.
Yup, out of the 10 only Dallas had more than one who made the list and what a threesome it is — AT&T’s Charlene Lake, mega-fundraiser Lynn McBee and entrepreneur Kimberly Schlegel Whitman.
The rest of the class is made up of Gail Ayers of Lawrence, Kansas; Gray Hawn of Austin; Donalyn Kling of Laguna, California; Cynthia Pasky of Detroit, Michigan and Jocelyn Straus of San Antonio.
The announcement was made poolside at Donna (2003 Distinguished Woman recipient) and Herb Weitzman‘s estate with past honorees like Barbara Daseke and Yvonne Crum delighted about the “new gals on the Distinguished Women block.”
The ladies will be feted with a weekend of celebration including a gala dinner at the Hilton Anatole on Saturday, October 20.
“Every year the class of Distinguished Women is impressive on many levels, and this year is no exception,” stated Dr. Kevin Fegan, Northwood Texas President. “We are proud that our students have these outstanding women as role models who inspire through their life experiences, their initiative, and their dedication to give back to the community.”
The only hiccup was Lynn. She was a wee-bit rattled and rightly so. Seems that just a couple of hours before she had gone for her afternoon run. As part of her routine, she had parked her car at her usual spot. When she returned, she discovered the back window smashed out and her purse and iPhone had were MIA. Now, the car was headed to the shop, credit cards have been canceled and the iPhone is dead. Boy, was that little gal mad! But the good news is that Lynn now has an excuse to get the new iPhone 5. Doesn’t matter. She’s still angry.
* Photos provided by Northwood University