ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Women's Hall of Fame honored its second class of inductees on Friday at the BP Energy Center in Anchorage. The ceremony honored 16 women who have made or are making significant contributions to shaping Alaska.
The mission of the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame is to honor women, in perpetuity, whose contributions have influenced the direction of Alaska in any field, including the arts, athletics, business, education, government, health, the humanities, Native affairs, philanthropy, community service, conservation, adventure, theology and science, among others. Inductees range from contemporary living recipients to women whose contributions to Alaska were first noted years ago.
This year's inductees were: Alberta Schenck Adams, Alice Brown, Nora Dauenhauer, Bettye Davis, Hazel Heath, Shirley Holloway, Marlene Johnson, Georgianna Lincoln, Ethel Lund, Marge Mullen, Helen Nienhueser, Jo Scott, Tay Thomas, Peg Tileston, Elizabeth Ann "Betsy" Tower and Virginia "Ginny" Wood.
The Alaska Women's Hall of Fame is sponsored by Alaska Women's Network, Zonta Club of Anchorage, the Anchorage YWCA, the Alaska Women's Political Caucus, the Anchorage Women's Commission and the University of Alaska Anchorage.