The Women’s Business Center (WBC) and the Alumni Association at Florida Tech will present their sixth annual luncheon to celebrate Women’s History Month and support the National Women’s History Project (NWHP) March 18. The luncheon will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront.
The Florida Tech Award of Distinction, the Space Coast Community Award and the Joan Bixby Award for deserving men and women in the community will be presented.
This year’s Award of Distinction recipient is Florida Tech alumna General Ann E. Dunwoody. Now retired, she was the military’s first female four-star general and gave 37-plus years of service to her country.
The 2013 Space Coast Community Award recipient is Dr. Stephanie Haridopolos. A family practitioner, wife, mother of three and a survivor of domestic violence, she now lends her volunteer support to victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
The Joan Bixby Award recognizes members of the Florida Tech community who enhance the climate for women’s participation and development on campus and is named in honor of alumna Bixby, a university administrator and Melbourne resident.
This year’s Joan Bixby award recipients are Niescja Turner, College of Science associate professor; Jarin Eisenberg, Nathan M. Bisk College of Business program coordinator; and Carla Deras, a senior majoring in aerospace engineering who will graduate in May 2013.