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February 14, 2012 > Outstanding women to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Outstanding women to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Submitted By Guy Ashley

Eleven outstanding women will be inducted into the Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame at a luncheon in Oakland on March 31.

This year's inductees are Terry Alderete of Newark, Business and Professions; Barbara Bernstein of Berkeley, Community Service; Mildred Howard of Berkeley, Culture and Art; Oral Brown of Oakland, Education; Connie Galambos Malloy of Oakland, Environment; Pamela Arbuckle Alston, DDS, of Oakland, Health; Jocelyn Larkin of Berkeley, Justice; Nicole Taylor of Oakland, Philanthropy; Dawn Shaughnessy of Livermore, Science; Debby De Angelis of Hayward, Sports and Athletics; and Arooj Haq of San Leandro, Youth.

"Each of these 11 outstanding women contributes to life in our community in ways that help make Alameda County a place that is second-to-none in terms of its vibrant culture and the diversity of its people," said Alameda County Administrator Susan S. Muranishi, an event co-chair. "Our Women's Hall of Fame also continues to grow, and we believe our newest inductees will help make 2012 our best year ever.''

Local women being honored include:

Terry Alderete (Newark) is founder of Alderete Business Visions, a full-service event and festival organizer for nonprofits and businesses. She is a driving force in Oakland's annual Dia de los Muertos festival, San Jose's Mariachi Festival, San Francisco's Carnaval and other important events. She brings a deep understanding of both the corporate and nonprofit worlds to her work.

Debby De Angelis (Hayward) has been the Director of Athletics at Cal State East Bay in Hayward since 2001, the first woman to hold that position. In that time she led the University's transition from a Division III to Division II athletics program that serves hundreds of student-athletes in 15 sports.

San Leandro High School student Arooj Haq is passionate about public health and advocating for human rights. Arooj, 17, is active in the Advocating Change Together Project through Girls Inc., which goes to elementary schools to help children make healthy lifestyle choices. She also promotes nutrition, smart choices and healthy relationships to her high school peers, and helps run her school's annual blood drive.

To learn more about the 2012 inductees to the Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame, go to Tickets to the luncheon and awards ceremony are $75.

Women's Hall of Fame luncheon and awards ceremony
Saturday, Mar 31
12:30 p.m.
Greek Orthodox Cathedral
4700 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland
(510) 272-6510

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