UNT awards GLBTA scholarships
At the University of North Texas in Denton, Yasmin Furtick, a senior English major from Argyle, and Treavor Wagoner-Knox, a senior communications design major from the central Texas city of West, have been announced as the winners of the 2007-08 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally Scholarship in Honor of Mary Finley and Dan Emenheiser.
The scholarship is awarded each year by the UNT Division of Equity and Diversity to a student or students who are either new, transfer or continuing undergraduate students at UNT. This is the third year that the scholarship has been presented but the first that there have been two recipients.
The GLBTA scholarship was endowed in December 2004 by then-UNT staff member Sue Young. It is named in honor of Mary Finley, the assistant director of the UNT University Union and a UNT staff member for more than 20 years, and the late Dan Emenheiser, UNT’s director of diversity education who died in June 2006.
Finley and Emenheiser co-founded the UNT Ally program in 1999. It helps to create an environment free of discrimination and harassment for the LGBT and ally community on the University of North Texas campus.
Tax-deductible donations to the scholarship can be made to the UNT Foundation by referencing the GLBTA Finley/Emenheiser Scholarship. For additional information about donations call 1-800-868-1153 or visit www.unt.edu/development.
WCA to to hold Women’s Festival
The Women’s Communities Association present its 13th Annual Women’s Festival, “The Faces of Women,” on Saturday, June 23, at the Reverchon Park and Reverchon Recreation Center, 3505 Maple Ave. (at Turtle Creek).
The event will feature sports, music, entertainment, health resources and a variety of vendors from the community. Highlights will include the U-Haul Trailer Packing Contest and the Mini P Sports Skills Pentathalon. Also this year, the WCA is introducing the Vegetable Patch, a fruit and vegetable co-op for the community.
The festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a $5 donation is requested. The festival is co sponsored by Dallas Park and Recreation, Reverchon Park Recreation Center and Jewel, Resource Center of Dallas. Community sponsors are Stonewall Democrats and the International Women’s Peace Conference 2007.
Corporation promotes former Dallasite
M D Science Lab, LLC, an international company that manufactures and sells herbal supplement products, lotions, creams and lubricants, this week announced that Ellen Friedman, a former resident of Dallas, has been named as a co-owner and executive sales staff member for the company.
Friedman has 27 years of management experience in retail, wholesale and advertising sales.
She has been involved in the LGBT community in the southeast since 1993.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition, June 22, 2007.