The year 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of the Career Chapter ABWA (American Business Women's Association) Scholarship Luncheon. Over the years, more than $260,000 in scholarship funds have been raised and distributed to women attending Washburn University and new in 2012, women attending Washburn Tech. As part of the celebration, ABWA honored 30 years of amazing women who have made a difference in the community and in the lives of women students at a luncheon on March 27.
Topeka Public Schools Foundation Executive Director Pamela Johnson-Betts was among the women recognized at this year's luncheon. She was selected by the ABWA as the Woman of Distinction in 2005. She was the secretary of the Kansas Department of aging in 2005 when she was honored. She has headed the Topeka Public Schools Foundation since 2007.
This year's Woman of Distinction is Carol Wheeler, vice president and professional and regional services officer at Stormont-Vail HealthCare. To see all 30 women selected as Women of Distinction as well as additional information about the event, click here.