A tribute to Susan B. Anthony and presentation of the third annual Lifetime Achievement Award to Myra Gelband, senior editor for Sports Illustrated, will highlight a dinner at the University of Rochester Tuesday, Feb.16 celebrating women's achievements.
Gelband graduated from the University of Rochester with a bachelor's degree in English literature and biology. She also studied forestry and resource management at Edinburgh University in Scotland. After graduating in 1971 she began as a reporter at Sports Illustrated and has been a senior editor since 1981. She plans event coverage and commissions features for the nation's most influential sports magazine. Gelband has served since 1991 on the University's Board of Trustees.
The dinner will also include a narrated slide show of photographs and mementos culled from the University's extensive collection of Anthony's papers. In 1900, the suffragist pledged her own insurance policy to raise the final dollars stipulated by University trustees to finance the admission of women to the school.
The dinner will also include the recognition of three outstanding female students for their accomplishments. Kareen Kreutziger will receive the Susan B. Anthony Scholarship; Araceli Lopez will receive the Susan B. Anthony Prize; and Jennifer Mauskapf will receive the Fannie R. Bigelow Scholarship. In addition, the University's female a cappella group, Vocal Point, will perform.
The dinner will be held at 6 p.m. in the Susan B. Anthony Halls on the River Campus. Tickets for the public are $20. Call (585) 275-8799 by Feb. 9 to order tickets and reserve seats. University of Rochester student tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the Common Market in Wilson Commons.
The event is sponsored by the Center, the University's Women's Club, the Alumni Association of the University, and the American Association of University Women of Greater Rochester.
Call the Center at (585) 275-8799 for more information.