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