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Tickets Available To Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award Luncheon At Dallas Country Club


DALLAS — Dallas business and civic leaders Gretchen Minyard Williams and J.L. “Sonny” Williams will receive the 2005 Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award, presented by Texas Woman’s University and the TWU School of Occupational Therapy, Jan. 25 at the Dallas Country Club. TWU Chancellor and President Dr. Ann Stuart will present the award during a luncheon from noon to 2 p.m.

Tickets to the luncheon are available for $100 per person by calling the TWU Office of Institutional Development at (940) 898-3863. Table sponsorships also are available. The deadline to purchase tickets is Jan. 18.

The Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award was established in 2002 and is given annually to Dallas residents who represent the caring, commitment and leadership Mrs. Dykes exemplifies. Previous recipients include Geraldine “Tincy” Miller and Susan and Charles Cooper.

As a health care provider and through her civic activities, Mrs. Dykes has spent a lifetime committed to helping others. She is known internationally for her work in occupational therapy. Locally, she is known for her leadership in many cultural and charitable organizations.

Gretchen Minyard Williams is former co-chairman of the board and former co-CEO of Minyard Food Stores Inc. J. L. “Sonny” Williams is former president and COO of the grocery store chain. The couple has been recognized by numerous organizations for their philanthropic activities.


For Further Information Contact:

Roy Kron
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: rkron@twu.edu



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