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The Key Magazine Fall 2012 : Page 38

accent on alumnae Key Achievements Dr. Susan Gordon Weinberger , Carnegie Mellon , receives the William A. O’Neill Legacy Award at the Governor’s Prevention Partnership luncheon in New Haven, Conn., from Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy. Susan, president of the Mentor Consulting Group in Norwalk, was honored for vision, leadership, commitment and tireless efforts on behalf of the youth of Connecticut. Kristin Armstrong Savola , Idaho , brought home gold in women’s cycling once again from the Summer Olympics in London. Her win was a repeat from the Summer Games in 2008 in Beijing when she became only the second American female cyclist to do so after Connie Carpenter-Phinney won in Los Angeles in 1984. Kristin now is the only woman to win twice in back-to-back Olympics in her sport and did so after recovery and rehab for a broken collarbone following a bad fall during a previous race. At the College of Coastal Georgia, Mildred Huie Wilcox , Georgia , left, attends the opening of The Huie-Wilcox Gallery, honoring the legacy of her mother, Mildred Nix Huie, and herself. With her is John Huie, Ph.D. and Dr. Valerie A. Hepburn, president of the college. The gallery showcases “Coastal Visions,” with pieces of art that reflect the beauty of the region. A ribbon-cutting ceremony featured a documentary, “The Legacy of the Two Mildreds,” recounting the contributions of artist Mildred Nix Huie and her daughter, Mildred, both instrumental in furthering the arts. Mildred Huie (1907–2000) was an impressionist painter, sculptor, teacher and founder of the Left Bank Art Gallery and her work was featured on 60 Minutes . Her daughter, Mildred Wilcox, owns and operates the Left Bank Gallery on St. Simons Island, Ga., bringing more than 250 art exhibits to the community during the past 40 years. 38 • The Key • Fall 2012 • www.kappa.org

Key Achievements

Dr. Susan Gordon Weinberger, Carnegie Mellon, receives the William A. O’Neill Legacy Award at the Governor’s Prevention Partnership luncheon in New Haven, Conn., from Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy. Susan, president of the Mentor Consulting Group in Norwalk, was honored for vision, leadership, commitment and tireless efforts on behalf of the youth of Connecticut.

At the College of Coastal Georgia, Mildred Huie Wilcox, Georgia, left, attends the opening of The Huie-Wilcox Gallery, honoring the legacy of her mother, Mildred Nix Huie, and herself. With her is John Huie, Ph.D. and Dr. Valerie A. Hepburn, president of the college. The gallery showcases “Coastal Visions,” with pieces of art that reflect the beauty of the region. A ribbon-cutting ceremony featured a documentary, “The Legacy of the Two Mildreds,” recounting the contributions of artist Mildred Nix Huie and her daughter, Mildred, both instrumental in furthering the arts. Mildred Huie (1907–2000) was an impressionist painter, sculptor, teacher and founder of the Left Bank Art Gallery and her work was featured on 60 Minutes. Her daughter, Mildred Wilcox, owns and operates the Left Bank Gallery on St. Simons Island, Ga., bringing more than 250 art exhibits to the community during the past 40 years.

Kristin Armstrong Savola, Idaho, brought home gold in women’s cycling once again from the Summer Olympics in London.Her win was a repeat from the Summer Games in 2008 in Beijing when she became only the second American female cyclist to do so after Connie Carpenter-Phinney won in Los Angeles in 1984. Kristin now is the only woman to win twice in back-toback Olympics in her sport and did so after recovery and rehab for a broken collarbone following a bad fall during a previous race.

In 2005, Lindsay Bell, Bowling Green, moved to New York City with $300 and no job, so she began doing what she knew best: babysitting. The oldest of five sisters, Lindsay learned early about responsibility and being a role model. Her background gave her the confidence to become co-founder of Lucky Lil’ Darlings, an elite child-sitting and events company providing carefully screened sitters in eight cities from NYC to Los Angeles. Previously, Lindsay worked for the Radio City Rockettes, is now a member of the National Association of Child Care Professionals, and serves as a columnist for Mommybites.

Tiana Fowler Ronstadt, Florida State, received the University of Arizona’s 2012 Order of Omega Alumni Hall of Fame award for her contributions to business and philanthropy in Tucson. The owner of Power Women Investing, a financial services firm, Tiana has been named to the Top 100 Female Advisors by WIFS, served as past president of the Junior League of Tucson, Casa de la Luz Hospice Foundation, Tucson’s Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association and served on the boards of the Boys & Girls Club and YWCA of Tucson.Tiana specializes in the financial needs of women, from income and estate planning to pre- and post-retirement and investment services.

Kelly Mayo Dybala, Oklahoma State, is among the recipients of the 2012 “40 Under 40” M&A Advisor Recognition Awards for the Western Region.A partner in the Dallas office of the international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Kelly was named as one of the 45 best women attorneys under the age of 45 in the U.S. by The American Lawyer. In 2010, 2011 and 2012 she was named a leading lawyer for banking and finance in Texas by Chambers USA. Kelly led the financing for Advent’s acquisition of Aerodom, operator of several airports in the Dominican Republic, in a deal for which her firm received the 2009 IFLR Private Equity Deal of the Year Award.

Former New Mexico Lt. Gov. Diane Daniels Denish, Arizona/New Mexico, has been named to the board of New Mexico Health Connections, a nonprofit health plan that was formed as part of the federal Affordable Care Act. It will cater to individuals and small businesses that need lower cost health insurance and will begin issuing policies in October 2013. This plan has received a $6 million startup loan from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. As lieutenant governor from 2003 to 2011, Diane served as chairman of the Insure New Mexico! Task force.

Alexandra Boos, Michigan, founder and CEO of Luminous Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., has been awarded a humanitarian service award by the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science and the Arts for her work in helping women fighting breast cancer recover with dignity. A model with the Ford Agency in New York for more than two decades, she was inspired to establish Luminous in 2010 when her mother was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. She learned that depression and self-image can affect recovery and that many of the products patients need, such as wigs, skincare and prosthetics are not covered by insurance.She used her modeling career to join the fashion and entertainment industries with the best of breast health care providers to help uninsured women. Visit www.Luminousfoundation.org.

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