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WFU Law professor recognized as a ‘Women of Achievement’

Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Suzanne Reynolds has received a Women of Achievement Award from the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of North Carolina in recognition of her work in domestic violence and in improving the law of the family.

The award was presented at the organization’s annual meeting at Wrightsville Beach on Thursday, April 16. Reynolds, who is the co-founder of WFU Law’s Domestic Violence Advocacy Center, was among 21 women who received the award.

The award recognizes outstanding women for their significant contributions to the state of North Carolina.

“These women are pioneers in their professional and community efforts serving as role models for future generations,” a GFWC-NC press release states. “The Women of Achievement (WOA) award winners are some of our best and brightest leaders in government, business, and nonprofits in the state. Each honoree boasts a career defined by hard work and a commitment to helping others. They have taught us that service is not a duty, but a privilege, and a part of living life to the fullest.”

Other honorees included College of Albemarle President Lynne Meiggs Bunch; Center for Missing Persons Founder Monica Caison; Chancellor of UNC-Wilmington Rosemary DePaolo; Chairman UNC Board of Governors Hannah D. Gage; Judge Phyllis M. Gorham and N.C. House of Representatives Carolyn Justice and Alice G. Underhill.

The WOA awards were first given by GFWC-NC in 2002. Recipients are nominated and selected by a committee and must be from or currently residing in North Carolina. GFWC-NC is a nonprofit organization comprised of more than 5,000 women across the state committed to making their local communities, state, nation and world a better place to live and work.