MCC President Named a Champion

(Bradenton, Fla., June 27, 2005) - Manatee Community College (MCC) President Dr. Sarah Pappas was presented with a  Champion Among Women award at the Women of Light Awards Luncheon held June 25 at the Lido Beach Resort, Sarasota.

The luncheon was part of a Women's International Conference 2005. Awards are presented by The Westcoast Center for Human Development in recognition of inspirational women in the Sarasota-Bradenton community. The Champion Among Women award recognizes Pappas as a "symbol of excellence to all women and young girls."

Pappas, MCC's fourth president, also is the recipient of 2005 People of Vision and Woman of Excellence awards. An active public servant, she is chair of Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence; served as 2002-04 president of the Florida Community College Activities Association; and chaired the 2002-03 Manatee County United Way Board of Directors. She has served on Suncoast Workforce Development, Florida High Tech Corridor Council, Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County boards of directors, and is affiliated with the Florida Women's Alliance, Bradenton Kiwanis Club and the Civic League of Sarasota.


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