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College Chancellor To Be Commended

Betty Ferguson Foundation names 2009 Woman of Honor

The Betty Ferguson Foundation has selected College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne Van Hook as their Woman of Honor for 2009.

“Dr. Van Hook’s leadership, vision, and commitment to providing educational opportunities to girls and young women of the Santa Clarita Valley is unparalleled,”
said Bruce Fortine, a member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors and College of the Canyons Trustee.


The Woman of Honor dinner will be held at the Tournament Players’ Club (TPC) in Stevenson Ranch on Saturday, September 19. Local Journey tribute band Don’t Stop Believin’ will provide live music before and after the dinner, which will be catered by TPC.

“For us, this event is the high point of every year.” said Marjanne Priest, co-founder of the Foundation, “We have honored several amazing women over the past nine years, and we are looking forward to seeing many of them at this year’s event!”

Dr. Van Hook will be the tenth local woman to receive the honor and will succeed last year’s honoree, Child and Family Center Founder Liz Seipel. Past honorees include Cheri Fleming, co-owner of Valencia Acura; Linda Hafizi, publisher of The Magazine of Santa Clarita; and Marleee Lauffer, VP of Marketing for Newhall Land.

The Betty Ferguson Foundation is a California 501c3 non-profit organization and has worked to “Train, Develop, and Empower” local women and girls for more than 10 years.

Tickets may be purchased at the Foundation Office, located at 25510 West Avenue Stanford, Suite 104 in Valencia, or by calling (661) 702 – 8712.

College Chancellor To Be Commended

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