The Greenville Cultural Exchange introduced the 2016 Women Making History (WMH) honorees at a press conference on Feb. 23.

Six women were recognized for their historical and significant contributions to the Upstate as Women’s History Month approaches in March. Kinneil Coltman, Rhonda Rawlings, Jane Robelot, Charlotte Walker, Andrea Washington and Nancy Welch will be honored at the 12th annual WMH Awards ceremony and dinner on March 28 at the Greenville Marriott.

2016 Women Making History honorees:

Kinneil Coltman, chief diversity officer for GHS

Health, public service, education

Leads diversity efforts for the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville


Rhonda Rawlings, news and community affairs director for SummitMedia Corp.

Community service, media

Coordinates “The Caring for Our Community Food Drive”


Jane Robelot, TV personality and national Emmy Award winner

Community service, the arts, media

Contributes videos to Greenville not-for-profit groups to raise awareness and funds


Charlotte Walker, former program administrator and clinical treatment service provider at the Greenville Mental Health Center

Communication, public service

Led development of first American Red Cross HIV/AIDS educational pamphlet for the deaf population


Andrea “Dee Dee” Washington, associate superintendent for academics for Greenville County School District and veteran educator

Education, public service

Provides leadership to all district programs focused on curriculum development and innovative practices


Nancy Welch, TV personality and educator

Community service, education

Aided efforts in Greenville Tech’s Greer campus establishment

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