Longview Regional Medical Center (LRMC) recently held its 14th Stars over Longview Awards Ceremony and Luncheon. The signature event was well-attended. Twelve local outstanding ladies were recognized as stars for their dedication to the city and their contributions to making it a better place to live.
Longview Regional CEO Jim Kendrick thanked everyone for coming. He expounded on the exemplary work of the Stars. “To be named a Star over Longview speaks highly about one’s hard work, commitment and service to the deserving organization and citizens of our community,” he said.
Jenna Hager, a contributing correspondent on NBC’s Today was the keynote speaker. Hager holds an English degree from the University of Texas, and has co-authored the book Read All About It! Editor-at-Large of Southern Living magazine, she is daughter of Former President George W.Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, and granddaughter of former President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush.
Hager spoke of her 2006 trip to Latin America as a UNICEF intern where she met and befriended a 17-year-old mother who, despite being infected with AIDS, worked to insure her own child would not suffer the abuse and neglect that seared her own childhood. This poignant episode inspired Hager’s book Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, which made the New York Times’ best seller list. Hager currently chairs the UNICEF initiative Next Generation, which is striving to prevent childhood deaths internationally.
The Stars over Longivew for 2014 are as follows:
- February Star–Linda Davis
- March Star–Marion Mack
- April Star–Susan K. Smith
- May Star–Jennifer Harris
- June Star–Julie Fowler
- July Star–Martha Glasgow
- August Star–Mary Ramos
- September Star–Paula Cargill Kaplan
- October Star–Karen Maines
- November Star–Renee Slegeir
- December Star–Iva Holyfield
- January 2015 Star–Barbara McMichael
For more information please visit, www.LongviewRegional.com.