Pike businesswomen to be honored in

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 16, 2001

ceremony Wednesday


Staff Writer

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One woman will be recognized for achievements in business as part of the first Pike County Business and Professional Woman of the Year luncheon on Wednesday.

Jennifer Martin of the Mayor’s Office said 34 women have been nominated for the award that will be presented during a noon luncheon at the Troy Country Club, during which Alabama State Treasurer Lucy Baxley will be the guest speaker. The luncheon will be part of the celebration of National Business Women’s Week.

"We had an incredible response for the first Pike County Business and Professional Woman of the Year competition, not because of the quantity of the nominees, but rather the quality," Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford said. "There are many outstanding women who were nominated and I’m glad that I’m not a judge because it’s going to be a very difficult decision."

The following women were nominated for Pike Count Business and Professional Woman of the Year 2001: Diane Aman, Troy Bank & Trust; Ann Ammons, educator and adult education supervisor for the Troy/Pike/Crenshaw area; Jenniffer Barner, community development director for the Pike County Chamber of Commerce; Cathy Beckett, educator at Charles Henderson High School; Annie Blackmon, co-pastor and director of Christian education at New Life Christian Ministries; Rue Botts, owner and manager of Rue’s Antique Mall in Brundidge; Mary Ann Casey, director of the Colley Senior Complex;

Phyllis Graham, owner of a bookkeeping service; Trecy Gray, business manager of Pike Liberal Arts School; Betty Hixon, English teacher at Pike Liberal Arts School; Richelle Jefcoat, coordinator of recruitment and special events for Troy State University’s Office of Admissions; Catherine Jordan of Charter Communications; Dr. Jean Laliberte, vice president for Institutional Advancement at Troy State University; Delatha Mobley, owner of Mobley Business Service for tax and accounting; Barbara Patterson, director of student involvement and leadership at Troy State University; Tammy Powell, Pike County Extension Office, Alabama Cooperative Extension System/County Extension coordinator; Jana Rogers, Merle Norman Cosmetics; Donna Clark Schubert, assistant professor of journalism at Troy State University; Joyce Jones Deveridge, custodian of funds for Troy City Schools; Lynda Floyd, trust and financial planning at Troy Bank & Trust; Marsha Gaylard, president of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce; Sally Ingalls, registered nurse and volunteer at the Women’s Life Center; Sheila Jackson, director of public relations and tourism for the city of Troy; Faye Lunsford, public relations manager and hospital volunteer director at Edge Regional Medical Center;

Fran Scheel, counselor and project coordinator at Troy State University; Dixie Shehane, branch sales manager of Brundidge’s Colonial Bank; Dianne Smith, administrator of Pike Manor Health Care Center; Beth Stubblefield, manager of the community banking department at Gibson and Carden P.C., CPAs; Barbara Synco, pharmacy manager at Edge Regional Medical Center; Kate Taylor, real estate broker for Taylor Realty and Contracting Company, Inc.; Mary Louise Patterson Terry, executive director for Organized Community Action Program; Laura Tidwell, entrepreneur and CEO of Seventh Impression; Melvere Warren, retired school teacher; Terry Watkins, registered nurse and health educator at Edge Regional Medical Center.