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College honors Zonta Club at Outstanding Women Awards at Metro State

Club has been awarding scholarships to help single mothers attend Metro State for more than 20 years

Posted: May 8, 2008

WHO/WHAT: Metropolitan State College of Denver’s Institute for Women’s Studies and Services will honor the Zonta Club of Denver, which has awarded an average of six scholarships per year since 1987 to single mothers attending the College.

"I'm so pleased to be able to add this $33,000 to the Zonta Club of Denver's Metro Scholarship Fund," says club president Nikki Headlee. "This brings our total contribution to this fund to over $130,000 over the years and this scholarship fund is a way for our club members to make a tangible difference in the lives of local women."

Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of Metro State’s Foundation Dr. Carrie Besnette, recently named the 9News Leader of the Year, will be among the College leaders on hand to honor the club. Headlee will attend the event along with 13 members of the chapter to recognize other outstanding women.

The Zonta Club of Denver was chartered in 1927 and, as a member club of Zonta International, is united with more than 33,000 executives in business and the professions in over 1,200 clubs in 66 countries to improve the status of women worldwide. The Zonta Club of Denver has awarded more than $2 million to local and international organizations throughout its 81 year history.

WHEN: Tonight, 5:30-7 p.m.

WHERE: St. Cajetan’s Center on Auraria Campus For a campus map and parking please go to:

For more information on the Institute of Women’s Studies and Services or to secure photos from tonight’s event, contact Assistant Director of Communications Angelia McGowan at 303-556-5133.

For more information on the Zonta Club, contact Wendy Henry-Moraskie at 303-844-0312.


Metro State is a fully-accredited, four-year institution, serving more than 21,000 students. It has the second-largest undergraduate enrollment in Colorado and is one of the largest four-year public colleges in the nation. Metro State enrolls the highest number of students of color among four-year colleges in the state. It boasts 60,000 alumni, 90 percent of whom stay in Colorado after graduation. Visit Metro State at