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Daisy Jenkins ('96) Receives Top Alumni Association Honor

Daisy M. Jenkins, Class of '76, received the "Phenomenal Woman Award," given annually by The University of Arizona Alumni Association's Black Alumni Club. She was honored with an event on April 18, 2008. Proceeds from the event benefited the UA Black Alumni Club scholarship endowment and its various programs. Other women who have received this honor include poet Maya Angelou, local dance instructor and educator Barbea Williams, Beverely Elliot, a nationally recognized counselor and educator, and Anna Jolivet, Tucson Unified School District's first African American female principal. Ms Jenkins, the first woman of color to be named a vice-president at Raytheon Missile Systems, was named Tucson's 2007 Woman of the Year; she also received the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award for Diversity from the National Black Engineer of the Year Conference. Read more here.


Posted:04/30/2008