TWU Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award Luncheon
Dale Petroskey, president and CEO, Dallas Regional Chamber, has been named the recipient of the 17th Annual Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award, presented by Bank of Texas and Texas Woman’s University and the Texas Woman’s University Foundation. Texas Woman’s University Chancellor and President Dr. Carine M. Feyten will present the award at the Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award luncheon, chaired by Ralph Hawkins, recipient of the 2015 Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award.
Dykes is known internationally for her work in occupational therapy. In 2012, Virginia and her late husband Roland were honored by the American Occupational Therapy Association for their sustained philanthropic service to Occupational Therapy Education, and in 2011, they were honored with the Texas Occupational Therapy Distinguished Service Award. Locally, she is known for her leadership in many cultural and charitable organizations. She was named the 2016 Visionary Woman by the Juliette Fowler Communities, and in 2014 she was honored as one of six Women of the Year by Les Femmes du Monde. In 2005 she was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to serve on the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents, where she served until 2011.
Graduate students representing each of TWU’s five colleges will be honored at the luncheon as recipients of scholarship funds. In the past 16 years, more than $700,000 has been raised for scholarships from the proceeds of this luncheon.