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February 27, 2012

CCNY Inaugurates Women in Arts and Culture Awards

Camille A
Honoree Camille Brown is an accomplished choreographer.

Lynne Scott Jackson, communications professional and distinguished lecturer at CCNY will also be honored.

Ramona Hernandez
Honoree Ramona Hernandez is a sociologist, author and executive director of the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute at CCNY.

Seven to be Honored at March 9 Ceremony Preceded by Opening of Women’s History Month Art Exhibit

Seven outstanding New York women will be honored at The City College of New York’s 1st Annual Celebration of Women in Arts and Culture Awards ceremony 7 p.m., Friday, March 9 at CCNY’s Aaron Davis Hall.

The event is part of CCNY’s Women’s History Month celebrations and will be preceded at 5 p.m. by the opening and a reception for a new art exhibition, “Mothers, Daughters, Sisters and Scholars,” that salutes the honorees and runs through April 27, 2012.  Both events are free and open to the public.
The honorees are:

  • Camille A. Brown, contemporary dancer and accomplished choreographer. 

  • Dr. Brenda M. Greene, professor of English and executive director, Center for Black Literature, Medgar Evers College.
  • Angela Harden, general manager, WHCR - FM radio.
  • Dr. Ramona Hernandez, sociologist, author and executive director, CUNY Dominican Studies Institute at The City College of New York.

  • Lynne Scott Jackson, communications professional & distinguished lecturer, Ad/PR Program, Media & Communication Arts Department, The City College of New York.

  • Pamela Laskin, author and director, Poetry Outreach Center, The City College of New York.

  • Janet Steele, adjunct assistant professor of Vocal Studies, Music Department, The City College of New York.

“Through determination, these brilliant women have overcome many challenges and obstacles to excel in their fields and contribute to the world of arts and culture,” said Dr. Lisa S. Coico, President of The City College. “It is our privilege to recognize them during Women’s History Month for their accomplishments and the inspiration that they continue to provide to others.”
Dr. Green, executive director of Arts and Culture in CCNY’s Office of Government and Community Affairs, said the College established the awards to recognize deserving women as scholars and as a source of pride and strength for women elsewhere.
The “Mothers, Daughters, Sisters and Scholars” exhibit, which Dr. Green curates, will comprise paintings, fiber and a quilt from artists across the New York area.
For more information about the Women in Arts and Culture Awards ceremony, please call the Aaron Davis Hall box office at (212) 650-6900 or visit www.adhatccny.org . Aaron Davis Hall is located on West 135th Street and Convent Avenue.