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2004.12.08 > For Immediate Release
contact: Becky Bohan Brown - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.2243 - email: rbrown@mail.unomaha.edu

Deadline Extended for 2005 UNO Women of Color Awards Nominations

Omaha - The deadline for nominations for the 2005 University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Women of Color (WOC) Awards has been extended to Friday, Dec. 17. The awards recognize women of color in the Omaha metropolitan area for outstanding contributions in five categories — arts/humanities, business/entrepreneurship, community service, education and youth leadership.

Nomination forms are available online at http://www.unomaha.edu/woc. To request a form, call (402) 554-2779, or send an e-mail to rmcnutt@mail.unomaha.edu.

"We are proud to provide an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women of color for the selfless contributions they make as role models, mentors and engaged leaders in the Omaha community," said Mary Mudd, WOC committee chairperson and university consultant. "Thanks for helping UNO continue the tradition of highlighting extraordinary women of color in the metro with your nominations."

Nominees and award recipients will be honored Thursday, March 3, at the 2005 UNO Women of Color Awards Luncheon. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, located at 72nd and Grover streets. Sponsors for the third annual luncheon will include UNO, ConAgra Foods Inc., State Farm Insurance and Pfizer.

The guest speaker will be Amy Mosset, a Sacagawea scholar and member of the Mandan and Hidatsa tribes of North Dakota. She is the national coordinator for tribal involvement with the National Council of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial. Mosset has spent more than 15 years researching the oral and written histories of Sacagawea and has traveled the United States and abroad presenting her life story and role in the Lewis & Clark expedition.

For more information, visit the WOC Web site at http://www.unomaha.edu/woc.

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