Wayne State University first lady Jacqueline Wilson to be honored with Michigan Women’s History Month
February 10, 2016
Atlanta Daily World, Michigan Chronicle, 2/9
Wayne State University first lady Jacqueline Wilson to be honored with Michigan Women’s History Month Leadership in Action Award
By AJ Williams
Wayne State University first lady Jacqueline Wilson has been selected as one of 25 women to receive the Michigan Women’s History Month Leadership in Action Award for her outstanding leadership, iconic presence and inspiring business acumen.
Wilson’s achievements will be recognized during the second annual Career Mastered Women’s History Month Awards Program Gala on Monday, March 14, at Detroit’s Crown Plaza Riverfront Hotel. “I feel so honored to receive this award. I truly appreciate the recognition of my work,” Wilson said. “Throughout my life there have been many female role models who inspired me — among them are my mother, Oprah Winfrey and Audrey Hepburn for her class and style.” Wilson established the HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) program with a mission to ensure no student abandons their dream of earning a degree solely because of housing or financial challenges. The HIGH program provides resources for students with needs such as housing support, textbooks and other school supplies, clothing, transportation, and child care assistance. “Working to help homeless students is a true passion,” Wilson said. “I’m so fortunate to be able to do that here at Wayne State University in Detroit.”