Panhandle Business and Professional Women Announce Award, Scholarship Winners

Panhandle Business and Professional Women Announce Award, Scholarship Winners
Kim Ferguson (left) presents Woman of the Year Award to Betsy Vidlak (right) (Strang/RRN/KNEB)
June 10th, 2021 | Dave Strang

Three local professional women, three local college students, and two local employers were honored Wednesday by Panhandle Business and Professional Women.

Their extraordinary contributions to the community, and their role in supporting a strong female workforce were recognized.

This year’s recipients included Luray Neuwirth, who was presented with the Shirley Flack Member of the Year Award, Mai Lee Olsen, recipient of the Young Careerist Award, Betsy Vidlak was named Woman of the Year, and Flyover Brewery & Scottsbluff Public Schools were named Small and Large Employers of the Year respectively.

Awards Committee Chair Bridget Peck thanked all of this year’s winners for their important contributions to career and community. “As everyone knows, we’ve been through not the best year ever. And so, to be able to come together, not wearing masks and realize that, despite the times we’ve been in there have been wonderful achievements by women and businesses in our community, is very rewarding,” said Peck.

This year’s BPW Scholarship recipients included Alyssa Dishman, Caitlin Pittman, and Jessica Valles.

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