SEPTEMBER 18, 2009

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SWOSU's Mann Honored with National Multicultural Women's Legacy Award

Photo of SWOSU's Henrietta Mann, recipient of a national award.
Dr. Henrietta Mann, president of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College on the campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, was recently presented a national award — the 2009 National Multicultural Women’s Legacy Award — by Working Mother Media. The award was presented in New York City.

Dr. Henrietta Mann, president of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College on the campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, was recently presented a national award by Working Mother Media.

The award -- the 2009 National Multicultural Women’s Legacy Award -- was presented at the Best Companies for Multicultural Women National Conference held recently in New York City.

Mann is considered one of the country's most respected Native American educators. Her 50-year career, which began when she was a middle-school English teacher, progressed to some of the most respected universities in the country, including tours at Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley. She came back to her alma mater -- SWOSU -- to lead the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College.

“Dr. Mann demonstrates the importance of thinking big and imagining a better tomorrow, particularly by emboldening populations that need powerful examples and advocates,” said Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media. Evans.

“By awarding Dr. Mann the annual National Multicultural Women’s Legacy Award, we honored her dream, as well as her 50 years as an educator of Native American women and men and thus the contribution she has made to all of us."

Celebrating 30 years, Working Mother magazine reaches 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. The magazine’s Web site, workingmother.com, brings to the web a broad range of insight and solutions served to working mothers every day.