Ovations Breakfast & Women for BW Legacy Award


Women for BW gathered on Ovation Day on Thursday, April 26, at a breakfast celebration to honor Gwyn Dubel, class of 2019, with the Women for BW Legacy Award. This award supports women with financial need who are working toward their degree (graduate or undergraduate), and it honors the history of the Baldwin Wallace Women’s Club, established in 1921.

Dr. Helen Muga, Program Director and Assistant Professor of Engineering, provided opening remarks and captivated the room with her empowering voice. Dr. Muga is one of the first Papua New Guinean women to hold a doctorate in an engineering field and is one of few ethnic minorities to start an engineering program. Her path recently led her to Baldwin Wallace, and she spoke openly of the sense of community she feels here on campus.

It is with that same sense of community pride that Karen Melton '87, '90 MBA, co-chair of Women for BW, then awarded Gwyn Dubel with the Women for BW Legacy Award. Gwyn is now a senior in BW's 3-2 program, pursuing both her undergraduate and master’s degrees, majoring in marketing and management with an HR focus in her MBA studies. In addition to her busy academic schedule Gwyn is heavily involved at BW, at times holding leadership positions in Alpha Phi International Fraternity, Society for Human Resource Management, and the Brain Center for Community Engagement. We salute Gwyn’s commitment to excellence both civically and professionally and were honored to have her mother in attendance for the celebration.


Senior Gwyn Dubel accepts the inaugural
Women for BW Legacy Award.

Co-Chair Susan Zanetti '91, '96 MAEd 
welcomes guests.


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