Girl Scouts announce 2019 Women of Distinction
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MARTINSBURG — Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital this week has named three women from the Eastern Panhandle as the 2019 Women of Distinction.
They will be recognized at the 15th annual Women of Distinction luncheon this fall on Oct. 9 at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg.
Nominated by community members, Dr. Mary J.C. Hendrix, Christina Johnson and Audrey Morris were selected by their peers for outstanding volunteerism in the community, contributions to their professions, and being exemplary role models for girls, according to a release from the Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital.
“They each clearly epitomize this year’s theme for the Girl Scouts’ Gold Award: ‘Girls the World Needs,’” the release said.
Dr. Mary J.C. Hendrix is Shepherd University’s 16th president and its first graduate ever to lead the school; her undergraduate degree was in pre-med/biology. She holds a Ph.D. from George Washington University in anatomy and was a National Institute of Health Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School in anatomy/cell biology. Hendrix is currently on the Board of Directors at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences; she chairs the National Disease Research Interchange Board, which is partially funded by NIH; she serves on the Board of Directors for Research!America, a not-for-profit public education and advocacy alliance working to make health research a higher national priority; and also serves on the Chicago Council for Science and Technology, and the Executive Advisory Board for Northwestern University Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence. Additionally, she serves locally on the Meritus Medical Center’s Board of Directors in Hagerstown.
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