Sylvia DelaCerna is the recipient of the 2017 Soroptimist International of Chico "Betty Boles" Award. This award recognizes women over 40 who have completed (or are in the process of completing) a training program to re-enter the work force. Syliva plans to transfer to Chico State and hopes to complete her education in the field of psychology. She would like to be an advocate for women who have suffered from domestic abuse. She has six children and considers the role of "Mom" to be her greatest joy. (Shown here with proud daughter Lindsey Gabriel)
Ruby Awardee Jennifer Barzey, Program Manager for 6th Street Center for Youth. The Ruby Award honors women who have worked to improve the lives of women and girls through their professional and/or volunteer work. Visit http://www.6thstreetcenter.org for more info.
Breauna Hodnett was chosen to receive the "Live Your Dream" Award, which recognizes women who: 1) are working to better their lives through additional schooling and skills training, 2) have the primary financial responsibility for themselves and/or dependents, and 3) are attending (or have been accepted into) an under-graduate degree or vocational skills training program. Recipients are eligible for further awards at regional and federation levels.
Breauna has enrolled with Kaplan University and is in her 3rd semester of earning her Bachelors degree in psychology with a 4.0 GPA! She has also facilitated several events to raise awareness about human trafficking. Her goal is to become a school psychologist working with middle or high school students. Congrats, Breauna! (Breauna's husband Herman Hodnett attended our Awards luncheon in support of his lovely wife.)