On March 13, the Women of Distinction will host Doris Weatherford as their guest speaker. Doris Weatherford was born in Jasper, Minnesota and grew up in Arkansas. She attended both Arkansas Tech and Brandeis University and is most well known for her literary works and public service. She has penned ten major works, including but not limited to: American Women and World War II, (translated into Japanese and reissued with four different covers), Women and American Politics: History and Milestones (Winner of a prize from the American Library Association.), and The Women’s Almanac.
In addition to her numerous published works, Ms. Weatherford has received accolades in her contribution as a public servant. She sat as the Chair of the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame from 1992-1999, while concurrently sitting on the Florida Commission on the Status of Women from 1991-1999. Furthermore, Ms. Weatherford has served on the Executive Board of the National Women’s History Project in California, and has been a member of the Board of Trustees for the National Women’s History Museum in Washington, DC.
Ms. Weatherford currently serves as a Columnist for LaGaceta, the nation’s only trilingual newspaper, published in English, Italian, and Spanish, and sits as the only woman on the selection committee for historical statues on Tampa’s Riverwalk.
Doris Weatherford has received over eight awards for her dedication to the field of Women’s Studies and has traveled to all fifty states and over two dozen countries to speak at conferences and events.
Santa Fe College is proud to welcome Doris Weatherford to present at the Women of Distinction Reception on Mar. 13, 2014. The Women of Distinction recognizes outstanding female service in Alachua and Bradford Counties, and was created by the Women’s History Committee at SF in 1987. The Women of Distinction has recognized over 100 outstanding women in the community since its commencement and acknowledges new women each spring at a formal ceremony.
Copies of Ms. Weatherford’s new book about the history of women in Florida will be available at the reception and she will be there to sign copies.
The Women of Distinction Ceremony will be held on Thursday Mar. 13, 2014 at 5 p.m. in the Fine Arts Hall. All are welcome to attend and help Santa Fe College recognize 28 years of exceptional women.