2012 HER Award Recipients

 

Christine MilesBROAD SHOULDERS AWARD RECIPIENT
Christine Miles

Award Sponsor: Unity Church of North Houston

We all have a destiny in accordance with the breadth of our shoulders. So said the world-famous tenor Placido Domingo once said.Christine Miles, recipient of the 2012 Broad Shoulders Award, has found her destiny through the work she does quietly, offering her own broad shoulder, her wisdom and her heart to others.  Read Full Article>>


FayeChenCOMMUNITY ANGEL AWARD RECIPIENT
Faye Chin

 Award Sponsor: Cole Chemical

For many, retirement is the opportunity to take life at a slower, more relaxed pace. Time is spent in activities that are pleasurable or leisurely, and many finally have the resources to enjoy themselves. But, “retirement” for Faye Chin has meant continuing to work just as hard taking care of those around her.  Read Full Article>>

 

Sallie Helms

EVOLVING EVE AWARD RECIPIENT
Sallie Griffis Helms, Ph.D.

 Award Sponsor: Vickie Milazzo Institute

Sallie Griffis Helms makes the world brighter, those who know her say. She cares more for others than herself, they say. She’s taken on pancreatic cancer, and been more than just an aunt to her nieces and their widowed mother. After her cancer returned, she completed her Ph.D. And she’s still a work in progress. 
“We are all people in progress,” said Helms. “Life is a process.”
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Mary Kegarise

GUTSY GAL AWARD RECIPIENT
Mary Kegarise

Award Sponsor: Minuteman Press Post Oak

Whoever said it couldn’t be done has not met Mary Kegarise. She has taught dogs to read. Sort of. Kegarise is the recipient of Houston Woman Magazine’s 2012 Gutsy Gal Award. She received this award at the publication’s Sixth Annual Nominate HER Awards Luncheon, held on May 23 at La Colombe d’Or Mansion.   Read Full Article>>

 

Charmaine Smith

MAXIMIM MOM AWARD
Charmaine Smith

Award Sponsor: Texas Motor Transportation Consultants, Inc.

Parenting can be a trying, demanding, exciting, never-dull, rewarding job. At least, Charmaine Smith thinks so. Smith is the director of the Salvation Army McGowen Family Residence, a facility that offers shelter to single women and their children, and the recipient of the 2012 Maximum Mom Award. The award is given each year to a woman who possesses a strong moral character and serves as a role model for those in her care.  Read Full Article >>

Jolyn Brand

SAVVY SISTER AWARD RECIPIENT
Jolyn Brand

Award Sponsor: Champions School of Real Estate

Preparing to head to college can be a time of excitement and trepidation, as high school students face a mountain of applications and other paperwork for admissions, scholarships, financial aid and internships. Important and sometimes life-altering decisions hang in the balance. No one understands that better than Jolyn Brand, the recipient of the Savvy Sister Award. She was nominated for the award by her husband David Brand.  Read Full Article>>

Northrup

WISE WOMAN AWARD RECIPIENT
Hope Northrup, M.D.

Award Sponsor: Shea Writing & Training Solutions

When a doctor is stumped, he or she turns to Dr. Hope Northrup.
A pediatrician and medical geneticist, Northrup is a “puzzle solver,” unlocking mysterious and hard-to-diagnose genetic conditions in ailing patients. More than just a physician, Northrup is a teacher and researcher. And, she’s this year’s Wise Woman Award recipient.  Read Full Article>>

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