2011 TWIN Honoree Spotlight

6 Sep

The YWCA’s Tribute to Women of Influence (TWIN) event honors women who have made significant contributions to their fields, and recognizes those organizations that support such achievements. 2011 marks the 20th anniversary of TWIN. Leading up to this year’s September 15th event, we will highlight each of our 25 incredible TWIN Honorees. If you would like more information about the TWIN event, or would like to reserve a ticket, please visitwww.ywcaofasheville.org.

Sarah Nuñez, Western Carolina University

Through her relationships, travel, and experiences, Sarah understands the Latino community is complex, dynamic and diverse. As Regional Assistant Director for Admissions at Western Carolina University working with transfer students at A-B Tech Community College, Sarah has written a Latina student resource guide that is a model across the state. The guide helps connect Latino students to the services that increase retention and assist many first generation students in making it through the labyrinth of a college education. Sarah helps parents make it through that labyrinth as well – which is especially difficult for undocumented students.  She has also been asked by Governor Perdue to help identify Latino leaders from across the state and address the opportunities and challenges of this rapidly growing sector of North Carolina.

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