Liana Dunlap represented CoreSpace as the Governor’s Commission for Women inducted 5 new honorees into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame. The Texas Women’s Hall of Fame accepts nominations biannually and is open to any native or current residents of Texas, living or deceased, who have made significant contributions that have benefited the State of Texas. Texas residents submit nominations and a panel of judges selects the recipients who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
“I am honored to welcome these five extraordinary women into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “Whether in public service, the arts, business or education, these leaders have inspired generations of Texans to reach new heights, achieve new goals and elevate the Lone Star State. I would like to thank each of the honorees and their families for their enduring contributions to the State of Texas.” The induction ceremony for the 2016 Texas Women’s Hall of Fame honorees was held on the campus of Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas on October 21st, 2016. Governor Greg Abbott and First Lady Cecilia Abbott were in attendance to honor the five new inductees and celebrate their contributions to the State of Texas.
The 2016 inductees to the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame are:
- Emma Carter Browning (Aviation)
- Susie Hitchcock-Hall (Business)
- Ginger Kerrick (STEM)
- Dr. Renu Khator (Public Service)
- Selena Quintanilla (Arts)
Suzette Quintanilla, sister of Selena, was on hand to represent the Quintanilla family. Selena was a young Latina who defied expectations, becoming a Grammy Award-winning recording artist whose contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the 20th century. Doing what others said could not be done, Selena earned the title “Queen of Tejano Music” for her eclectic style and powerful voice.
The Governor’s Commission for Women established the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame in 1984 to honor the Lone Star State’s most accomplished women. Past inductees have included first ladies, teachers, astronauts and athletes. In March 2003, the Commission established a permanent Texas Women’s Hall of Fame exhibit on the TWU campus, which currently features the biographies and photographs of the 146 recipients
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For a list of past honorees and information on the Texas Women’s Hall of fame, visit http://www.twu.edu/twhf/