Longview Regional Medical Center and the Women’s Advisory Council are pleased to announce the 12 dedicated and compassionate women who were nominated and selected as the honorees for the hospitals 2015 Stars Over Longview Annual Awards Ceremony and Luncheon.
“Nominations are received over a 2 month period in which LRMC’s Women’s Advisory Council carefully reviews and selects 12 Stars to be honored for the difference they are making in our community,” said Libby Bryson, Director of Marketing for Longview Regional Medical Center. “This year we had more than 30 women nominated in our community.  I enjoy learning each year about all of the wonderful things that women throughout our community are doing to help the lives of others for today and the future of Longview.”
The LRMC Women’s Advisory Council (WAC), is comprised of 20 local businesswomen, community volunteers and activists. Each year council members tirelessly pour themselves into the selection process and continue to take a great amount of pride in annually presenting these women as Stars Over Longview with a formal Luncheon Awards Ceremony.
“Inspiring, humble, hardworking, and trailblazer are all words that come to mind when thinking about this group of phenomenal women in Longview,” said Women’s Advisory Council member, Melanie Crocker Northcutt.  “The time and dedication each of these leaders has given to their family, careers and community is immeasurable and their contributions extraordinary.  I encourage any young, business woman to look no further for inspiration and guidance than these amazing Stars Over Longview.”
“Longview Regional Medical Center and the hospital’s Women’s Advisory Council take great pride in presenting the Stars Over Longview Event each year,” said Jim Kendrick, CEO for Longview Regional Medical Center. “There is no other event quite like this event in our community, we are honored to continue to recognize amazing groups of deserving women year after year.”
The honorees will not only be honored at the 15th Anniversary Stars Over Longview Awards Ceremony and Luncheon, but they will also appear in a 2015-2016 Keepsake Stars Over Longview calendar, which will be made public at the event.  The 2015 Stars Over Longview are as follows:
February Star Over Longview, Vikki Jones
March Star Over Longview,  Jackie Jones
April Star Over Longview,  Kim Droege
May Star over Longview, Tammy Gibbons
June Star Over Longview, Meshell Horton
July Star Over Longview,  Jennifer Slade
August Star Over Longview, Kimberly Fish
September Star Over Longview, Bobbie McGee-Benson
October Star Over Longview, Becky Supercinski
November Star Over Longview, Judy Buckner Thomas
December Star Over Longview, Dr. Julia Van Burkelo
January 2016 Star Over Longview, Stephanie Foster
Event Information:
When: Tuesday, January 8, 2015
11:30 a.m. Doors Open
12:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony and Luncheon
Where: Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex 100 Grand Blvd.Longview, TX 75604
Emcee: Serving as this year’s Mistress of Ceremonies is KETK Channel 56, 6 p.m. & 10 p.m. anchor, Kaci Koviak.
Keynote Speaker: As co-author of the New York Times best-selling In an Instant, Lee Woodruff garnered critical acclaim for the compelling and humorous chronicle of her family’s journey to recovery following her husband Bob’s roadside bomb injury in Iraq. Appearing on national television and as keynote speakers since the February 2007 publication of their book, the couple has helped put a face on the serious issue of traumatic brain injury among returning Iraq war veterans, as well as the millions of Americans who live with this often invisible, but life-changing affliction.
They have founded the Bob Woodruff Foundation to assist injured service members and their families heal from the wounds of war. To date, the non-profit foundation has raised more than $20 million and invested in grassroots organizations and programs around the country that are helping veterans successfully reintegrate into their communities and receive critical long-term care.
Woodruff is a contributing reporter for “CBS This Morning.” Her best-selling book Perfectly Imperfect – A Life in Progress, was followed by her first novel “Those We Love Most,” which became a New York Times Best-Seller and won the Washington Irving Book Award for fiction.
A freelance writer, Woodruff has penned numerous personal articles about her family and parenting that have run in magazines such as Ladies Home Journal, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and Parade.
In addition to freelance writing, Woodruff ran her own public relations and marketing consulting business for 16 years. Before that, she was senior vice president of public relations firm Porter Novelli.
Woodruff is a trustee and alumnus of Colgate University and an avid lover of the Adirondack region. She lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband and four children.
Tickets: Tickets will go on sale Monday, November 3, 2014 for $30 each or $240 for a table of eight. Tickets are available for purchase by contacting 903-553-7406, (cash, check and credit cards accepted). For additional information visit www.LongviewRegional.com.