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Oct. 12 , 2006
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Girl Scouts honor EMU's Bombyk with Women of Distinction Award

YPSILANTI — Girl Scouts of the Huron Valley Council (GSHVC) recently selected Marcia Bombyk, professor of social work at EMU, to receive one of its Women of Distinction Awards for 2006.

The award is given annually to women who exemplify excellence in their professional and/or their community service work by giving of their time and experience to enrich the lives of others.

“We are pleased to acknowledge six outstanding women with the 2006 Women of Distinction Award – each of whom was honored for her individual accomplishments and contributions to the community and her profession,” said Council President Doreen Poupard. “These women embody the highest qualities of Girl Scouting and reflect the values of our mission.”

Bombyk has volunteered for 20 different organizations during the past 30 years. She also is working on the $3.4 million “GEAR-UP” grant EMU has received from the Department of Education.

Women of Distinction recipients are selected by a committee composed of former award winners. The Girl Scouts of Huron Valley Council serves 1 in 5 girls living in Livingston, Monroe, Washtenaw and parts of Oakland and Wayne counties. For more information, visit www.gshvc.org.



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